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What memory for an ASUS M2N-E motherboard?

Discussion in 'Memory' started by ajgoodfellow, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. ajgoodfellow

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    Hi - following along from my thread in Motherboards here I've pretty much decided on this board but I've read that it is very picky about what memory it wants

    I've heard that it can only put 1.95V through the memory too - this could be an issue as most higher speed lower latency stuff needs more then this

    This is what I posted in my motherboard thread, after I was advised about the memory issues. I was originally looking to buy the Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C4 TwinX (2x1GB) (MY-108-CS).

    I'd like DDR2-800 ram, preferably not much more than £200 and rated at CAS4 or less :)

    Thanks for your help in advance, and apologies for posting it again here but it'd probably get more reads here for memory issues than in the motherboards forum :)
     
  2. ajgoodfellow

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    OK - I've done a spot of research on the ASUS Forums

    According to this thread, it looks like the Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x1GB) (MY-092-CS) works as it's rated at 1.9V. The Crucial stuff is also recommended, but the Corsair stuff costs £147 inc VAT compared to £230 inc VAT for the Crucial stuff! That's a huge saving!

    I might look at that Corsair stuff then. The CAS4 doesn't work according to the forums - it only boots @ DDR2-667 in single channel and even then it's not great. It seems that the lack of voltage to the memory is the problem here
     
  3. MeatLoaf

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    Ive checked mine and the voltage options for the RAM are 1.8v, 1.85v, 1.9v and 1.95v
     
  4. ajgoodfellow

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    Thanks for checking that - that confirms what I had thought!

    It looks like if I can get ram that runs comfortably on <=1.95V then it should be OK. The problem, of course, is that most better ram runs at 2.1V+
     
  5. ajgoodfellow

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    A quick update in case anyone was considering this board.

    Using the shipping BIOS, 0103, I could only get the board to be stable with the ram set at DDR2-667, 5-5-5-18 2T, 1.9V.

    After upgrading to the latest BIOS, 0203, it now works perfectly with the memory at it's stock timings of DDR2-800, 5-5-5-12 1T, 1.9V

    I bought the Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x1GB) (MY-092-CS) memory