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LP NF2B -- Are you running 2 GB's of ram in a Lanparty?


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#1 DFI-Blues

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 01:58 PM

I think i'm going to sell my GB of ram so i can get a 2 gig kit. If your running two GB's please post any info you have, timings, fsb ect.

I'm looking at these if someone can confirm they will work. 2-3-2-5 timings
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227210


These are nice too but cas latency 3. OCZ Platinum Series with Enhanced Bandwidth technology (EB) Dual Channel Kits 2GB (2 x 1GB) (PC 4000)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227225

#2 DFI-Blues

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 05:15 PM

Wow nobody is running 2 GB's of memory on there NF2?

#3 medianOCer

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:03 PM

Here's a search for '2GB RAM' under the 32bit forums for DFI-street -
http://www.dfi-stree...searchid=538045
You could check out the threads in that link and see if there's any info
that might help you out.

Here's an OCZ page with recommended sticks for your board -
http://www.ocztechno.../motherboard/68
These look interesting to me, unsure how they'd work though -
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227210
You could also try OCZ's forum page and see if you could find or get a
recommendation for 2GB in NF2 boards -
http://www.bleedined...forum/index.php?

NF2 boards have often been said to like CAS Latencies (CL) of 2 or 2.5
more so than 3. Although, some have been able to get a CL of 3 to work
as well, but that could be a bit more of challenge than running 2 or 2.5.

The most RAM I've run in my board has been 1GB total, that was with
2 x 256MB and 1 x 512MB sticks. So I can't comment too much on
2GB of RAM. However, with 3 RAM slots the total amount of RAM, max, I
think is 3GB on NF2 boards, with that much there could be the possibility
of needing to run the Command Per Clock (CPC) setting at 2T. Also, you
probably would need to make sure the RAM sticks you'd get would have
512MB of RAM per side, at most. I'm unsure if there are any/many 1GB
single sided sticks on the market, but if there are you'd probably need to
steer clear of those.

#4 DFI-Blues

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 04:28 PM

Steve-0 at OCZ e-mailed me back and said the 2GB that run 2-3-2-5 are Infineon CE-5 based sticks. He suggested the memory below. yucky cl3 3-3-3-8.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146970

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:01 PM

Nice to see you've gotten a response on those sticks you are looking at.
I'm unsure how they'd work out for you, maybe fine? Was there any
mention of what type of chips are on the 8-3-3-3.0 sticks?

2GB could be a bit more of a gamble on NF2 boards, as there's generally
fewer responses, feedback, and users with that type of config going on.
Did you look through the threads in the link for this forum?
How about checking out some of the info on OCZ's forum pages/site?

Here's a couple of pages with Kingston 2GB kits -
http://www.ec.kingst...no=KHX3200K2/2G
http://www.ec.kingst...o=KHX3200AK2/2G
You could see if you could find out what brand of chips might be on either
of those sticks.

If you could find some 2 x 1GB RAM with Samsung TCCD or TCC5 chips on
them, then those might be worth considering for your board.

Here's Mushkin's forum, you could dig around in there and see what they
would have to offer in 2GB of RAM - http://forums.mushkin.com/phpbb2/

#6 DFI-Blues

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:15 PM

Thanks for the info MedianOCer. I've been searching for days and can't find one single NF2 running 2 GB. I may just hold off on the 2GB. Umm? i may get another 512 tccd and run three sticks in single channel. TCCD is awasome stuff but IC's do not come in large enough sizes to make 1GB sticks unfortunately. Steve-o didn't say what the 8-3-3-3 was.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 03:43 PM

Dumb question - why do you need that much ram? I'm new to this so bear with me....................

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:44 AM

Dumb question - why do you need that much ram? I'm new to this so bear with me....................

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today games like battlefield 2...Quake4.....need 2g to run fine...1g is few to run this type of games...:P

#9 ryan7777

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:29 PM

I use 2 GB of ram. Here is a post I made
http://www.dfi-stree...ead.php?t=49962
BF2 somehow played fine when I had 512 mb of pc2700 ram and a horrible geforce 5200 fx on the lowest settings. That I can't explain.