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#1 ultima420

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:33 PM

Computer:
Computer Name PWNAGE-C93A8255 (computer)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
User Name Ultima

Motherboard:
BIOS Type Award (03/29/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1917 MHz (11.5 x 167) 2600+
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400
Motherboard Name MSI K7N2 Delta-L (MS-6570G) (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 ACR, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

are my computer specs.

i purchased

PC3200 1GB DDR SDRAM 1 GB PC 3200 DDR400 1G RAM 184 pin 400 Mhz

and installed it properly but my computer is not recognizing it. did i purchase the wrong ram?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:01 PM

Well...it should work, but it's not as simple as it seems.

You see...some motherboards are picky about tenants. Although every tenant meeting qualifications...ought to be acceptable...it just doesn't work that way.

Have you tried the new RAM module by itself, in the first RAM slot?

Who's the manufacturer of your old RAM modules? Who's the manufacturer of the new?

Any printing on any of these modules?

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:39 PM

Well...it should work, but it's not as simple as it seems.

You see...some motherboards are picky about tenants. Although every tenant meeting qualifications...ought to be acceptable...it just doesn't work that way.

Have you tried the new RAM module by itself, in the first RAM slot?

Who's the manufacturer of your old RAM modules? Who's the manufacturer of the new?

Any printing on any of these modules?

Louis



i tried messing with the bios settings, i tried it with just the new ram card in each slot, making sure it was nice and snug, even pushed it against each wall on each slot, no go. so i guess this ram is not compatible with my Motherboard.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:06 PM

First unplug your 1st RAM and try only your new RAM. If your mother board RAM speed higher than your new RAM then it will work with 400MHz speed. Now if you see that new RAM working fine then it is o.k now plug 2 RAM 1st and 2nd RAM slot(old=1st,new=2nd).If your mother board RAM and old RAM speed higher than your new RAM then both RAM will work @400MHz speed.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:11 AM

The easiest way to find correct RAM is to go to Crucial.com and run their scan. I believe that Crucial also guarantees that the RAM they recommend will work in that machine.

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#6 ultima420

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:26 AM

Can someone verify if the new ram card i bought should work by itself or not? Because it wont. all i need to know now is if i bought the wrong ram, or if the new ram is Defective.

my current ram models.

1.
vs513mb400
06240141-1 -03248


2.
vs512mb400
0432094-0


3.
pc2100u-25330-a0
m368l1713dtl-c80
128mb ddr pc2100 cl2.5


i coppied the numbers just how i saw em on the card.

the new car reads..

on the sticker - DDR 128x8 pc400 1GAUM4509

and on the little black boxes - 128X8DDR K 0935


heres the ebay page. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Edited by ultima420, 05 December 2009 - 02:27 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:40 AM

some older mb wont run more than 1 gig og ram check your mb specs

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 03:02 AM

some older mb wont run more than 1 gig og ram check your mb specs



crucial said it can hold 1 gig on all 3 slots, and it gave me recommended ram to use, i think i know what the problem is. this ram is no name crap ram and only works on 20% of systems. because when i googled the model number, there was only 3 articles and they were all about people having trouble with it.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:06 AM

some older mb wont run more than 1 gig og ram check your mb specs



crucial said it can hold 1 gig on all 3 slots, and it gave me recommended ram to use, i think i know what the problem is. this ram is no name crap ram and only works on 20% of systems. because when i googled the model number, there was only 3 articles and they were all about people having trouble with it.

Use the Crucial site, as stated above, you must have a lot of experience working with computers to chase down mobo specs to do this yourself,Alan
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 05:18 PM

vs513mb400 draws a blank.
vs512mb400 is a Corsair Value Select PC3200 module.
m368l1713dtl is Samsung PC2100 RAM.

Did you read all of the disclaimer from your RAM link...including the part about compatibility?

Seems that you bought high-density RAM, which makes no difference on some systems (I used high-density on my systems running PC2100, PC2700, and PC3200)...but makes a big difference with other systems.

High-density and low-density don't mix well, most purchasers of high=density modules are encouraged to buy in pairs (which would be compatible)), rather than try to mix with low-density. Low-density RAM is workable with more systems.

Louis




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