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Athlon64 Boards Found Lagging in Memory Support
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AMD Processors (Socket 754)
200 MHz FSB (SINGLE DDR400) Athlon64 3200+ (2000 128/1024 kB)
Memory
DDR400 (200 MHz) 1 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (Corsiar)
CMX512-3200LL (CL 2.0-3-2-6)
DDR400 (200 MHz) 2 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (TakeMS)
MS64D64020U-5
Common Hardware
Sound Card Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space
96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics Card MSI FX5900U-VTD256
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
Memory: 128 MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Clock: 620 MHz (256 Bit)
Chip Clock: 325 MHz
Hard Drive FastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios: 1.00.0.30)
2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)
80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD/CD-ROM MSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Software
Nvidia nForce Nvidia V2.45
Nvidia Graphic Detonator V 45.23
VIA K8T800 V 14.49
DirectX Version: 9a
OS Windows XP, Build 2600 SP1

A quick note referring to the drivers is required here, as you may have taken notice of the NVIDIA drivers which are not the latest releases. Benchmarks for the initial Athlon 64 motherboard review were finished in November last year, while these two newcomers were added shortly after, which is why we decided to keep our setup.

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