ASUS motherboard memory compatibility

  olyman 11:03 28 Jul 2006

Looking on ebay with a view to expanding my memory I notice a number of suppliers warning against compatibility with ASUS motherboards. Does anyone know what this is about? Perhaps I should I stick with the Crucial memory as recommended by them?

  freaky 11:17 28 Jul 2006

I have an Asus MOB, and bought memory from Crucial - no problems at all.

If you download their small program, it will tell you exactly what you have got, what spare slots you have, and type of memory you need.

I know on my Asus A8V Deluxe GB LAN/1394/SATA/RAID (939) Pin. They need to be in matching pairs.

  spuds 11:18 28 Jul 2006

Crucial guarantee their products and advice, with a full refund.Personally, I would not buy memory chips from eBay, only from a recommended retailing source, with a warranty provided.

Perhaps a google search may uncover the problems with Asus motherboards?.

  olyman 12:15 28 Jul 2006

I have the Crucial program and have used them before. I was tempted by cheaper memory on ebay but you are probable right about Crucial.
There is nothing in the ASUS forums but I have posted on there and await results.

  Giggle n' Bits 13:14 28 Jul 2006

The Asus Motherboards are fussy with cheap budget memory and its luck of the draw when using it. Crucial memory is 100% fine and works well.

Link to all memory from Crucial compatith your motherboard click here

I recomend PC3200 DDR 400 x2 only DIMMS for cost
x2 of CT6464Z40B ok you may find generic or OEM memeory cheaper but not all makes are stable.

  freaky 13:36 28 Jul 2006

olyman has not stated which Asus MOB he has, your link is for the ASUS MOB that I mentioned in my thread !

  ed-0 13:44 28 Jul 2006

Some asus motherboards will only let the cpu work at it's correct speed if you match that speed with the ram. i.e. you need to use pc2700 ( 333Mhz ) to run the cpu at 333Mhz on some socket A motherboards.

read the manual for your motherboard and if it's just a matter of a few pounds, use crucial.

  freaky 13:59 28 Jul 2006

The Asus A8V Deluxe GB LAN/1394/SATA/RAID (939) Pin uses PC3200 DDR-Memory 400MHZ - this is with an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (939) pin processor.

This is just a guide, it would depend on what ASUS Board/Chip that olyman has.

I think we are all agreed that Crucial are the best supplier to deal with.

  Giggle n' Bits 14:03 28 Jul 2006

reading the motherboard description from below.

  olyman 14:05 28 Jul 2006

Thanks for the comments. I'll stick to Crucial. It's an A7V8X board so won't accept anything faster than PC2700. It has a mix of Samsung and Crucial PC2100 totalling 756Mb at the moment and I propose adding 512Mb PC2700. I realise that that won't take advantage of the faster memory. I was tempted by cheap 2gig PC2700 to replace the existing at the same price as 512Mb of Crucial but have changed my mind. I doubt if I would have noticed the difference in bus speed anyway.

  ed-0 14:09 28 Jul 2006

What cpu are you using with this board?

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