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#1 dummy61

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:13 PM

Hi,

I won a bid on ebay and won 2 x 1 GB PC 3200 400 MHz, I asked the seller what density he informed me it is low, I know my PC can take PC2100 PC2700 AND PC3200.

I have purchased in the past PC2700 1 gb which worked fine.

Anyway I have tried the PC3200 Samsung 809 K4H510838C 1 X 2 gb in my pc and they do not work my computer just will not run windows, so I took them out and put the originals back in.

What I need to know is if I have made a mistake my motherboard is foxconn 661FX7MI which I checked before i got the new ram, or is the RAM I won damaged how or what can I do to find out.

Thankyou in advance for your help

best regards
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Edited by dummy61, 24 April 2008 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:33 PM

a lot of the google hits I got on that ram said it was ecc
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:48 PM

I am not very good with pc and this might sound daft what does that mean, when I was checking it never mentioned ecc, just unbuffered what ever that is.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:55 PM

Do you have the manual for that board? If so, check the CL listed for memory...or go into the BIOS and check it there.

I believe that memory should run at 2.5, http://www.digchips.com/datasheets/parts/d...10838C-KCB0.php

If your board is set to run at 2.5...I think the RAM should work.

Whether it's high-density or low-density should make no difference, IMO, as long as you are using both modules and the CL is matched with the motherboard/BIOS.

From Wiki: "Thus CAS Latency (CL) is the time (in number of clock cycles) that elapses between the memory controller telling the memory module to access a particular column in the current row, and the data from that column being read from the module's output pins."

I suggest that you wait for opinions from those who are more familiar with these things than I am.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:59 PM

I also saw a number of references to ECC memory, it's hard to tell just what you have without seeing it or documentation.

FWIW: http://www.tech-faq.com/ecc-memory.shtml

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:37 AM

That motherboard has two expansion slot with a capacity of 1GB per slot.

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