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Raising Ram Voltage On An Ecs Geforce6100sm-m V1 Mobo?


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#1 spaceship9

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:20 PM

I bought some more RAM for my computer... 2GB (2x1GB) of Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 to be exact
however when I put it in, the computer doesn't start, just beeps... which is quiet annoying
I figured out it's that the RAM is underpowered and isn't functioning..
My mobo gives out by default 1.8v to the RAM, however i need 2.0-2.2v to run the Ballistix RAM...
I sent a support ticket to ECS but I still await a reply...
So.. Any idea how to do so? I tried looking through the manual but I didn't see anything... And I tried looking in the BIOS, but once again I didn't see anything that could possibly be close to what I need...

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:47 PM

you are probably right about the voltage, but just in case make sure you have the latest bios, sometimes that helps

durn manual is going to take forever to download
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:53 PM

Did you use Crucial's memory advisor or the scan to see if that RAM is compatible with you motherboard?

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:07 PM

I did use the adviser to see what was compatible, but I didn't use those top 3 results.
I know for a fact the RAM is fully compatible because the mobo supports the DDR2 800 (sayz so on the box). Only thing it may not support is dual channel.. but i'm fairly sure it does. The box says so but Crucial memory says not.. and i'm more inclined to listen to the people who actually made the product :thumbsup:
The only possible problem would be if the mobo can't have the RAM voltage raised... in which case I'll probably replace the motherboard anyway (only has 2 SATA and doesn't support SLI)..

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:08 PM

damnit ><
just got a reply from ECS

ECS Support(USA) Posted : GMT 2007/12/28 17:52:30
Unfortunately this motherboard BIOS does not allow raising the memory voltage.



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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:13 PM

FWIW: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/...D=1&LanID=0

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/...D=1&LanID=0 I don't think I'd install this update.

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Edited by hamluis, 28 December 2007 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:25 PM

I already did a couple weeks ago =/

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:52 PM

Seems allot of people have problems with ECS motherboards, you may be better off with a new one or getting the correct memory. :thumbsup: ECS
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:41 PM

But i can't get the correct memory because all the local stores sell are either DDR1 or DDR2 with over 2.0v of power ><
Any recommendations for a fairly cheap motherboard that would support that RAM and have one IDE slot + PCI-E?

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:33 PM

Places I would look:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....89&name=AM2

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca...320|&Sort=4

http://www.pricewatch.com/motherboards/socket_am2.htm

Who said that you should buy your memory locally (at higher prices)? You get better deals and wider selection quickly when you purchase from Web vendors.

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Edited by hamluis, 28 December 2007 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:00 PM

But i can't get the correct memory because all the local stores sell are either DDR1 or DDR2 with over 2.0v of power ><
Any recommendations for a fairly cheap motherboard that would support that RAM and have one IDE slot + PCI-E?



Didn't Crucial make suggestions for that motherboard? Did you try any of the other major manufacturers tools to see what they suggest for RAM? As you have figured out by now not all RAM is equal.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 11:59 PM

Certainly and ballistix is supposed to be one of the top RAMs
and besides, online the cheapest i found for the kit was $75, in the store I only paid $70 and I didn't have to pay shipping :thumbsup:
Besides I had to go to frys anyway to return a DVD drive.
And the crucial tool suggested RAM that also turned out to require more voltage then my mobo gave so that doesn't matter...

and those links don't show whether or not the mobo supports overclocking (which apparently running 2.0+v RAM is... overclocking >_>) and changing RAM voltage..

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 01:02 AM

Ballistix memory does not work in a lot of older entry level motherboards, ballistix has to have the higher voltage to get you cas 4 at 800, the ecs board is probably auto setting cas from the spd chip, if you could set cas 5 manually the ballistix might run.

ECS says the board goes as high as 800 but not cas 4 at 800

this ram would have worked

1.9v

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145590

37$ ar free shipping no sales tax except tn,nj,cal

Edited by DaChew, 29 December 2007 - 01:05 AM.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 03:14 AM

seems a lot of those RAM sticks are DOA but I'll give 'em a try since they should work on my mobo and basically have everything the ballistix series does
thanks! :thumbsup:

Edited by spaceship9, 29 December 2007 - 04:03 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:20 AM

You need to look at the individual specs or manual...to see the capabilities of any motherboard.

The snapshots provided by vendors are not intended to be a substitute for motherboard manuals.

The data reflected in motherboard manuals...is intended to prevent/minimize errors such as the one you made.

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