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Soltek SL-86SPE-L and 512MB 400MHz memory cards

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I have Soltek SL-86SPE-L maninboard on my PC - I wanted to add 2 "Kingston 512MB 400 MHz PC3200 CL3 184 - Pin DIMM". Windows goes a few steps to start, but fails lastly.

Is there compatibility? or what?

Thanks for comments any, Amir.

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Re: Soltek SL-86SPE-L and 512MB 400MHz memory cards

I am running Kingston PC3200 without any issues but it will depend on the FSB speed of your CPU for the memory to operate at full speed. What CPU are you running.

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Re: Soltek SL-86SPE-L and 512MB 400MHz memory cards

If I could find your manual, I would bet that your memory should be CL2 or a max of CL2.5 which is the core voltage of the memory.
A lot of places do not show the CAS or CL voltage, rather they make you look for it. Thats just wrong.

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