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Thread: Adata Memory

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    I'm gonna need about a Gig of ram for my new PC (when I've ordered and built it) but I can't afford any of the high end memory like corsair or Kingston!

    Anyone know if Adata is any good? I can get two sticks of this for less than £100:

    A-Data DDR-400 512Mb PC-400/3200

    FeaturesDensity (MB) - 512
    Organization - 64MX64
    Bank/Interface - 4B/SSTL2
    Refresh - 8K/64ms
    #of pin - 184
    Component Composition - (32MX8)*16

    SpecificationDensity (MB) - 512
    Organization - 64MX64
    Bank/Interface - 4B/SSTL2
    Refresh - 8K/64ms
    #of pin - 184
    Component Composition - (32MX8)*16

    It will be for an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, NVIDIA® NFORCE2 Ultra 400 + MCP-T
    Chipset, 400 MHz FSB, Dual-Channel DDR400 Memory

    With an AMD Barton 2500+ CPU.

    Also, if I get 2 sticks of exactly the same ram will make effective use of the moboard's dual-channel?

    Any suggestions would be welcome!!

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    I have 512mb of pc3200 adata memory, I don't really know how good it is, but i've had no problems with it.
    I'm thinking of buying more, where are you getting it from? The cheapest I have seen is £60 for 512mb.

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    http://www.computer-garage.co.uk/59/4295.html

    Can't figure out what CL it is though, some of the other sites selling Adata have usually been CL 2.5.

    Does the CL really make that much difference though?

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    if u intend to use them in dual channel mode they may not work if you just buy to, you may have to buy a matched pair.

    other people may be able to say whether or not ti matters

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    Here's what aida32 says about my adata, don't know if that helps you


    512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM ]

    Memory Module Properties:
    Serial Number None
    Module Size 512 MB (2 rows, 4 banks)
    Module Type Unbuffered
    Memory Type DDR SDRAM
    Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
    Module Width 64 bit
    Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
    Error Detection Method None
    Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh
    Highest CAS Latency 2.5 (5.0 ns @ 200 MHz)

    Memory Module Features:
    Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
    Auto-Precharge Not Supported
    Precharge All Not Supported
    Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
    Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
    Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
    On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
    Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
    Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
    Differential Clock Input Supported
    Redundant Row Address Not Supported

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Thanks for the stats, some of it helps, but wouldn't life be easier if RAM wasn't such a pain in the ass to figure out!

    It seems so simple on the surface but when the moboard make (asus) starts specifying lots of figures and certain specifications (see here for example (bottom) http://uk.asus.com/products/mb/socketa/a7n...d/overview.htm), which lots of vendors don't bother to show it turns into a very lengthy and dull process.

    Maybe i'm just being extra paranoid, havn't built a comp before and I really don't want it to go tits-up! (I'm also a scrooge and want to get the best for my hard earned cash, even if that ain't much)!

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    that stuff at the bottom is just the ram that they have tested and ensure it works, but a lot of other ram WILL work on that motherboard.

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    That's what i figured, although there is some that can cause problems (apparently TwinMoss can be problematic).

    Whilst we're on the subject...

    Am I likely to have any problems running DDR400 Ram with the AMD Barton 2500+ (333FSB) without any overclocking or anything?

    Whilst I do intend to overclock at some stage I am a TOTAL begginner at it and want to make sure that my system is gonna be stable before I go down that route!

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    yeah that ram will work it will just run at 333mhz for now, but adds a lot of expandability when overclocking. (the ram isnt gonna be the weaklink, as it is said to run at 400mhz and you probably wont up the fsb past 400)

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    Thanks for that answer, Rossco. A bit of reassurance goes a long way! I'm trying my damnest to research this whole thing thourghly, but with so many differnt variables it's easy to loose track!!

    Just to be sure...

    It is possible to overclock the FSB on a Barton 2500+ from 333 to 400 (thus untilising the Ram to it's potential) isn't it?

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