View Full Version : Memory choice for Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

03-25-2004, 12:09 AM
Hi Folks,

Bit confused here, any ideas on the best memory to use;

I was looking here (http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.asp?Mfr%2BProductline=ASUS%2B+Motherboar ds&mfr=ASUS&cat=RAM&model=A7N8X-E+Deluxe&submit=Go) at my choices (links to crucial)

I'll be running something like an Althon XP 2800 and want to get the most from it... is lower CL levels better? 3200 over 2700?

Any tips appreciated.


03-25-2004, 01:20 AM
CL2 (cas2) PC3200 or PC3500 is the best option for you. Also be sure to get name brands like Corsair, Kingstion, GeiL, OCz, or Mushkin

Mr. C
03-25-2004, 01:38 AM
Would crucial not be considered a "name brand"?
I've always been pleased with the quality of thier product.

03-25-2004, 02:40 AM
I'd agree with Mr.C on this one, I've always been quite pleased with Curcial's RAM. While a lower CL is better, I've have never had a problem running Curcial's CL a lower than stock numbers, even when overclocked.

03-25-2004, 03:03 AM
yes if you dont have the money to blow on high end RAM, crucial is very very good RAM....i have their 266 running at 299 with 2-2-3-7 (IIRC) much fatsre then stock ratings, and no stability problems at all!!

ill be looking to get some 333 to match my bus, and hopefully will get that to 360+..... :lol:

Mr. C
03-25-2004, 03:11 AM
personally, I've always considered Crucial RAM to be a high quality product.
additionally, it is priced very competitively and the service is top-notch.

03-25-2004, 03:17 AM
Sorry guys! I forgot to mention crucial : omg:

Mr. C
03-25-2004, 03:22 AM
No problem, I just wanted to confirm that diyfiesta was on the right path.

03-25-2004, 05:32 AM
Cheers guys, sounds good...

Would Crucial's PC3200 CL3 be a better option than PC2700 CL2.5 stuff do you think?


03-25-2004, 05:43 AM
that would depend on the cpu you plan to use with it, and whether you plan to overclock it.

03-25-2004, 06:11 PM
Hi minibubba,

I plan on something around the Atlon XP 2800 as that seems to be good value. Want something with a bit of upgradability but prob not too worried about overclocking. I do want the speediest option out of the box though...

Cheers :)

03-26-2004, 12:09 PM
Corsair tests chip s and get first pick of crusial memory ,this is why/how they have higher rated chips. so crusial has excellant potantials.. all the above mentioned memories are great and were considered [price at the time always fluctuating constantly compared to rest of my system].