ASUS A7N266-VM Memory

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I have an ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard and I was looking at upgrading
the memory.

The ASUS website says that the motherboard can handle upto 1GB of
memory in 2 PC2100 DIMMs. I presume this means a max of 512MB per DIMM
(rather than 1x1GB and you can't then use the 2nd slot)

Question 1: Has anyone used larger than 512MB on this motherboard? I
was just wondering if this limit was because at the time of ASUS
writing the docs the largest DIMMs available were 512MB.

Question 2: Can you use faster memory than PC2100? I don't expect the
memory to run at it's full speed, it's just that PC2700 (and even
PC3200) memory seems cheaper than PC2100 at the moment.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On 31 Mar 2005 00:39:57 -0800, AndyNugent@Hotmail.com (Andy Nugent)
    wrote:

    >I have an ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard and I was looking at upgrading
    >the memory.
    >
    >The ASUS website says that the motherboard can handle upto 1GB of
    >memory in 2 PC2100 DIMMs. I presume this means a max of 512MB per DIMM
    >(rather than 1x1GB and you can't then use the 2nd slot)
    >

    yes, 512 pr. slot

    >Question 1: Has anyone used larger than 512MB on this motherboard? I
    >was just wondering if this limit was because at the time of ASUS
    >writing the docs the largest DIMMs available were 512MB.
    >

    This is mainly set by the chipset of the board. The bios cannot change
    it.
    You could check if any other boards with that chipset specify larger
    limit. Anyway 1 Gbyte is acceptable even with x64 OS.

    Make a search with google: a7n266-vm gbyte ram

    >Question 2: Can you use faster memory than PC2100? I don't expect the
    >memory to run at it's full speed, it's just that PC2700 (and even
    >PC3200) memory seems cheaper than PC2100 at the moment.

    yes, faster pc3200 can also be used. They might be the cheapest. On
    the other hand you can buy the cheapest brand, since the speed is not
    used.

    best regards

    John
  2. Hello,

    I am Rick of Corvallis Computer Solutions and I just built a unit that is using the A7N266 MB and I am running with 1.5Gb RAM. I have 1x1Gb in DIMM1 and 1x512Mb in DIMM2. If I had another Gig stick I would try to run 2Gb. I have not updated the BIOS.

    Rick

    Corvallis Computers
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