I have just bought a new 1GB stick of Samsung PC3200 to add into my K8N Neo Platinum (s754), which is currently running with 2X256MB PC2700 (@ DDR400).
If I add the 1GB stick to the other two, then all the slots are full and the command rate reverts to 2T, but if I take one of the 256MB sticks out I can run at 1T. I have tried both and obviously can only really see the difference in memory benchmarks, where the bandwidth drops markedly at 2T. Is it better for me to use all 1.5GB of RAM at 2T, or cut down to 1.25GB at 1T?
P.S. On a side note, does anyone know why my memory test at POST should take so long? This is something I noticed even before I got the new RAM.When I boot up I have to watch the RAM being totted up all the way from 0 and it seems to take a lot longer than it used to- it used to go very quickly indeed-even with the same RAM.Does anyone know why it might be going slowly?