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Question about maxing out ram

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Oct 6, 2002
The Sunshine State
Currently I have an Asus A7N8X rev 1.04 which has been reported to have trouble getting over 200 FSB stable. The ram I am currently using is Corsair XMS PC3200 CL2 400Mhz and for a little more in deph detail of the ram it is v1.1 with the black heat spreader. Just for fun, I was seeing how high I could get this ram. I used memtest 86 to test for stabibility. I set my muliti to 10x and my fsb to 200 to start off and it passed that fine. Then I tried 205, passed fine, 210, passed fine, 215, 86 errors. So at 215 my memory started to get errors. I then upped the voltage on the memory from 2.6 to 2.7 and re-did the test, but it failed. Up to 2.8, failed. Then 2.9, failed. So I am just curious, is this my memory crapping out at 215 or is it my 1.04 rev A7N8X?

Thanks in advance.:cool:


Dec 17, 2002
Vancouver, BC
Corsair XMS PC3200 CL2 400Mhz v1.1

That looks like what I have. I start noticing errors ~215 range as well.

Try less aggresive timing.


Sep 5, 2003
Somewhere I Belong
Yea less agressive timings might do it..

Also...you should use memtest86 with known STABLE cpu settings. You do this because...memtest86 not only tests your system memory...but your CPUs L1 & L2 cache as well.
So set the FSB to a lower setting like 180 and set the Memory Frequency to 120% in your bios. that will result in ~216Mhz memory speed.