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Re: [SLE] Motherboard / Memory problems?
  • From: Jeffrey Laramie <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:49:02 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502110949.02478.suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> The MSI board states that: "Note: PC3200 (DDR400) maximum 4 banks only."
> How would I know how many banks there is?

You need to get that spec from the RAM manufacture. Most Kingston RAM uses 4

> I'll do some experimenting with lower memory speeds, like setting it to
> 266MHz instead of 400MHz. A cheap and quick fix is a newer mobo, perhaps
> with Nvidia's nForce2 chipset, apparently it's more tolerant with memories?

A word of caution with RAM tuning. It's easy to enter a setting that makes the
board completely unbootable which then requires a BIOS reset (don't even ask
how I learned this) :-p


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