Re: HELP MS............AK31A

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Subject: Re: HELP MS............AK31A
Name: MS
Date: 1/23/2002 9:48:45 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: HELP MS............AK31A posted by me

The problem with the KT266(A) chipset is that ECC or non-ECC needs to be hardwired which was the reason for the difference between the AK31 1.0 and 2.0.

However, it doesn't matter since the ECC bits are simply ignored in a system lacking ECC support.

The AK31 does support 4 G of memory in theory but there are no 1G DIMMs out there based on x8 technology because that would require 512 Mbit chips that are not available yet. The only 1G DIMMs currently available are based on 4 bit technology because there you can squeeze 16 chips on one physical bank. However, the VIA chipset doe not support x4 technology because it requires 16 separate clock inputs (1 to each chip) which causes a lot of timing problems.

My take is that you got 1G DIMMs that are 64x4 x 72 (64M x 4 bit and 72 bit wide (ECC)) and with those, you are out of luck.

The highest density supported in real life is 2G for the entire board which I have run without any problems.

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