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Ram Malfunction Maybe?


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#1 Luke318is

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 01:57 AM

Ok, today i installed a new motherboard:
http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/DG965WH/index.htm

And a new Processor:
Intel Core2 DUO 6300 @ 1.86 GHz

And new ram (2 1gig sticks)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...uctCode=85018-4


With 2 gigs installed, the computer would not boot past the welcome screen, and would auto reboot. I tried installing vista, and it picked up a memory management error, so i took 1 stick out and it booted properly with only the 1 stick. I swapped sticks and it will not boot, so one stick is dead i assume. BUT with the 1 good stick in the computer is only reading 504MB of ram, instead of 1 gig.

This ram is pc4300 running at 533 MHz which is listed as the lowest ram this MOBO will accept, so it should work.

Any ideas here folks? this is only my second mobo swap, and it seems to be running perfectly, except for this ram issue.

any help much appreciated

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#2 smurfgod

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:07 AM

I would assume the video on the board is eating the ram that you don't see, and you've either got a bad stick, or a bad slot. depending on if you swapped slots and sticks or just sticks

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:24 AM

shouldent the system info AND the bios read the proper amount of ram? both are reading 500 someodd megabytes.

I tested the bad stick in all slots, its a no go.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:45 AM

In your BIOS options, is the shared memory for video being set as 500Mb?

Or...do you have a video card?

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:01 AM

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/CS-026599.htm

there's no cas 3 memory supported by that board

intel entry level boards are not desirable

the bios manual is beyong lame

might adjust the memory voltage up to 1.9 volts

and set memory speeds manually

your lost memory is being shared for the video
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#6 Luke318is

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:32 PM

I have a Geforce 8600 GTS video card, any idea how to disable the on board video to get that RAM back? i bought 4 gigs today and its only registering 3.25 gigs.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:32 AM

Are you running XP?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=XP+sees+3.25+RAM

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