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#1 michael49er

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:30 PM

Hi I just installed what was suppose to be 2gb of ram, I have gotten the recomended memory sticks(2 ) I installed but sys mech. said I basically had half of that. I ran Belarc It said I had 2 sticks installed but it appears only 1 is working. I thought I
installed wrong because it also said I have 4 slots I can only find 2 slots? Am I stalling wrong? :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 12:35 AM

Make sure that the modules are both properly seated. It would also help if you could tell us what motherboard or make and model of you computer is and what make and model RAM modules you purchased.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:49 PM

Hi thank you for your help, My sys. is systemax Venture, mother baord isP4M800 Pro, memory is Corsair PC4200 DDR2(2x1024M) hope this helps

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:56 PM

Have you checked to be sure the ram is seated all the way? Just the other day I installed a stick of ram and it didn't show up. So I looked and I had not quite got it seated all the way in, could have sworn I did.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:12 AM

hi yes they are in the BIO's shows it but then it says I have only 1/2 memory??? :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:43 AM

Try installing just 1 stick at a time, maybe you got a bad stick. If the first one is OK, pull it and put in the second. Let us know... :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:36 PM

hi I tried pulling one but then it would not start back up? :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:43 PM

Did you try switching their positions?


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:53 PM

Unless I'm reading it wrong, the block diagram for that board shows 4 RAM slots - P4M800 Pro.

If you only have two, maybe you have a different board?

Just wonderin'.


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:55 PM

Nevermind, on another site I found this:

While the board features separate DIMM slots for both types of RAM, you can use either DDR or DDR2 at a time, so you are restricted to a maximum of 2 GB of DDR or 2 GB of DDR2 memory.


So, it would seem that you must remove the old RAM, if you haven't already.


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:06 PM

A Systemax Venture -? Do you have the complete model number?
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:09 PM

Didn't he say

My sys. is systemax Venture, mother baord isP4M800 Pro,...

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 09:27 PM

Just double checking because originally he said he only has two slots. The board I'm looking at is a P4M800 Pro-M with 4 slots
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:51 AM

Hi thank you for all the input I've already removed the 512mb but when I remove one of the 1024's it won't start up
I'm going to try using 1@1024 & 1@ 512 but I was wondering if since it see's both there is somthing in OS that I need to do.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:36 AM

Hi thank you for your help, My sys. is systemax Venture, mother baord isP4M800 Pro, memory is Corsair PC4200 DDR2(2x1024M) hope this helps

According to Crucial your board does not support DDR2
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