Corsair Memory/Canterwood compatability

I read this on Corsair's forum.
From Corsair's The House of Help Support Forums > Official Corsair Memory Support Forum > Compatibility Questions > Twinx 3200 LL CL2 1GB and Canterwood?

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Well, First thing is please do not pannic. and please take your time when reading this forum and think about whats said.
The ASUS Ver. of this chipset has perfored better than any one else that we have tested with these modules so far.
And you can use the 3200LL with this MB but (And please read carefully) only one set in our testing will work at Cass 2-2-2-6. Four modules will not run at these cass settings. That is why we suggested the 3500C2 as it would be a little more flexable with reguards to bios settings. Or more specifically will post with four modules because the SPD is more relaxed.
With time these issues may be resolved as this MB only went to production this week so it is verry new.
Ram Guy


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  1. ya.. and...


    To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!
  2. ya.. and... Corsair advertises their TwinX LL memory as a "matched memory pair specifically designed for motherboards using chip sets with dual memory channels."

    Now their TwinX memory wont run on Canterwood boards as advertised.

    Just trying to alert people to a possible problem with Corsair/Canterwood. And see if anyone else has heard anything further.

    I purchased a set of TwinX that I'll probably RMA now. I figured I'd try to save someone else the trouble.

    So nevermind, go out and spend a few hundred bucks for memory that I've seen described as "Canterwood poison." Ya.. and...

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bob_dn on 04/18/03 09:59 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  3. You can find Corsair's memory recommendations for Canterwood boards <A HREF="http://www.dwpg.com/content.php?contid=24&artid=252" target="_new">here</A>.

    Might save someone the trouble of RMA'ing TwinX XMS LL 'cause it wont run at advertised speed or timings on Canterwood.
  4. It's really early to tell how these boards will prform. Wait for the boards to actually get out there... and for more reviews.. and after they release new bios then complain...

    Corsair was good enough to give you a heads up. I doubt the problem will persist too long...


    To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!
  5. Quote:
    It's really early to tell how these boards will prform. Wait for the boards to actually get out there... and for more reviews.. and after they release new bios then complain...

    Corsair was good enough to give you a heads up. I doubt the problem will persist too long...

    I hope you're right. My problem is I have two sticks of Corsair TwinX 512 PC 3200 DDR 400 LLPT arriving Monday.

    If I decide to RMA the RAM (!) :smile: I must have it back to Googlegear by Thursday and they will waive the 15% restock fee. So what to do?

    I do appreciate Corsair giving everyone a heads up (although if you read the forum link you'll see the info had to be dragged out of them). I just wish they'd done it a few days earlier b4 I bought the memory. Now I pay shipping for 2 day guaranteed to avoid paying $23.85 restock fee. Either way I lose and getting the best price isn't happening now.
  6. Check <A HREF="http://www.dwpg.com/content.php?contid=24&artid=252" target="_new">this</A> out. Corsair memory recommendations for Canterwood.
  7. I read over at Anandtech that one of the guys, Evan Lieb Senior Hardware Editor, talked to Corsair and they said it was a bios issue and that a new revision would be released soon for all the i875P based mobos.
    <A HREF="http:// http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=1013762 " target="_new">http:// http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=1013762 </A>
    It is on page 5 I believe.

    One mans throw-away is another mans god-box. Help friends in need, I always do!!
    Then again, having extra parts are great for making dedicated servers for LAN parties!!!!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Wurrmm on 04/20/03 12:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  8. Agreed... it's too early to tell. You should know to buy your comp gear at the same time so that you can make sure all the components work before return times are over. Just a heads up. Corsair is quality and you can't go wrong, but still paying for ram and having it sit on your desk waiting for a mobo is not the best idea... just a thought.

    As for RMA'ing the ram. I personally wouldn't. Corsair is quality ram and someone will probably find a way around the problem in due time.


    To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!
  9. I bought the RAM when I did because I read prices would start to rise soon after the Canterwood release. I figured I'd have a board by the time 15 days went by.

    I'm still deciding what to do with the Corsair TwinX 3200 LL. I might take Corsair's advice and buy the 3500 C2.
  10. That's too funny...I bought two sticks of Corsair RAM two weeks ago for the exact same reason--I won't even have my motherboard and CPU for another month!

    Guess I'm not the only one who sticks his finger in the wind and tries to play the market.


    Those who live in glass houses shouldn't take showers. :tongue:
  11. Well oem ram prices have gone up in the last month but they are stable now.. still now as hell... 512 pc 3200 at only 115 CDN... I doubt that prices will rise.. as demand will be plentyfull in the comming months...


    To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!
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