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Memory ram can anyone tell me the maximum amount of ram i can install om my motherboard asrock k7s8xe. i have been told 1 gb of 400 ddr is the max . i have a cpu of 3200 running at 400 frequency. can i use 2 x 1gb of 333 ddr instead. which is best.


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Since your AMD Athlon XP 3200+ has a Frequency Rate of 2.2GHz, (2200MHz), and has a Front Side Bus of 400MHz, you can use Two - 1GB sticks of PC2700. (DDR at 333MHz)

(It's the Barton Core model. Has an L2 cache of 512KB, an 11X multiplier, uses 1.65 volts, and has an FSB of 400MHz. Part Number AXDA3200DKV4E)

OR, you can use One stick of PC3200. (DDR at 400MHz)

I know you know this, but I wanted to explain why.
It's because the SIS 748 chipset has memory limitations.

I advise using Two sticks of PC2700. (DDR at 333MHz) In this case, more ram amount is better, and the drop in frequency rate is minimal.

Put the ram in Slots 1 and 2. Slot 1, is the Slot closest to the processor.
Here is ASRock Support, and the page for the K7S8E,

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=K7S8XE
(Just copy and paste the above into your address bar, then press the Enter key)

If you want the Motherboard Manual, go up to the left side under -> Overview and Specifications. Click on Manual.
The manual is in PDF file form. Your computer has Windows on it, and Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader uses PDF files.

Give it time after you click on the server link you want. (ASIA, Europe, USA)
It may take up to 30 seconds, before you will see the first page. Wait until it has fully downloaded, before looking through it.

If you want to know how to save it to your computer, (You can also burn it off to CD disk), come back, and post your question in an additional comment.
Would appreciate it if you would rate my solution.
The ASRock K7S8X Motherboards takes the PC2100/2700/3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs .
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\015\012You can upgrade to a maximum of 1.0 GB (PC3200) / 2.0 GB (PC2700) / 3.0 GB (PC2100) Memory, the system has 3 sockets to install Memory, already with 0 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Motherboards performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Motherboards.
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