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-Avery Anderson-
December 9th 04, 03:31 AM
I have an Asus K8v-X mobo with an AMD athlon 64 3000 cpu in it. I have two
matched
DDR400 memory sticks of 256 each. The board has one blue slot, and two
black slots. The manual says use the blue slot first, then add to it by
putting more memory in the black slots.

Using Everest to monitor the system and clock the times, I get 2,987 Mb/Sec
read time with one stick in the blue slot, and 2508 when I add the second
one in the black slot. Writes fall, too, from 978 Mb/Sec to 851 Mb/sec, and
latency increases from 68.5 to 78.7 nano seconds.

Anybody know what's going on here, and is best, if you want the fastest
machine, to just buy one large memory module and put it in the blue slot?

as alway, tia

avery

Dee
December 9th 04, 01:48 PM
-Avery Anderson- wrote:
> I have an Asus K8v-X mobo with an AMD athlon 64 3000 cpu in it. I have two
> matched
> DDR400 memory sticks of 256 each. The board has one blue slot, and two
> black slots. The manual says use the blue slot first, then add to it by
> putting more memory in the black slots.
>
> Using Everest to monitor the system and clock the times, I get 2,987 Mb/Sec
> read time with one stick in the blue slot, and 2508 when I add the second
> one in the black slot. Writes fall, too, from 978 Mb/Sec to 851 Mb/sec, and
> latency increases from 68.5 to 78.7 nano seconds.
>
> Anybody know what's going on here, and is best, if you want the fastest
> machine, to just buy one large memory module and put it in the blue slot?
>
> as alway, tia
>
> avery
>
>
>

If you're capable of reading, you should pick up the User's Guide for
your motherboard and turn to page 1-10 and start reading what it says
about installing memory. You will find the answer to your question in
the book.

R.T.F.M. (Read the frickin' manual!!!)

-Avery Anderson-
December 10th 04, 06:12 PM
Dee,

I did read the manual;

>> The manual says use the blue slot first, then add to it by putting more
>> memory in the black slots.
>>

I guess you mean I missed something. Thanks for the heads up, I'll go read
it again.

Avery

Dee
December 10th 04, 06:36 PM
-Avery Anderson- wrote:

> Dee,
>
> I did read the manual;
>
>
>>>The manual says use the blue slot first, then add to it by putting more
>>>memory in the black slots.
>>>
>
>
> I guess you mean I missed something. Thanks for the heads up, I'll go read
> it again.
>
> Avery
>
>

What I was referring to was the chart on the combinations of memory and
most combinations of double-sided memory result in dropping from 400MHz
(200) to 333MHz (166).