I definately have some good news regarding that situation. I came to
find out that the non-booting and instability issues at first were not
memory related, but rather power related. That 4 pin power connector
that feeds current directly to the CPU wasn't inserted all the way due
to a broke clip. Anyway once I fixed that everything worked.
I went ahead using my Corsair XMS CMX512 sticks in dual memory mode
and it worked absolutely perfect. I have been able to even use those
sticks RELIABLY at 2-5-2-2 timings when they are detected and
recommended as 2.5-8-3-3. I even ran memtest x86 on the most
agressive timings and even after hours of testing 0 errors were
reported. With Sandra2003 here are my scores with the various
2.5 - 8 - 3 - 3 = 4677/4665
2.0 - 7 - 2 - 2 = 4720/4724
2.0 - 6 - 2 - 2 = 4731/4738
2.0 - 5 - 2 - 2 = 4759/4734
On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 03:14:03 GMT, "Bob Davis" wrote:
If you can get your money back on the RAM you've already purchased, try
Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512, which is what I'm running (2 x 512mb modules) on
my 8KNXP with no issues. You can buy a matched pair at a good price at
www.mwave.com (Product catalog Memory Kingston DDR DIMM Second item
from the bottom [KVR400X64C3AK2/1G ]). YMMV, but it might be a good option
You're not alone having trouble with RAM compatibility on this board.
Regardless of what you do, please let us know how you make out.