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Problem when add more RAM


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#1 Cu Ti

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:20 PM

Hi everyone

I have a black screen when adding more RAM. I currently use 2G(2x1) of Corsair XMS2-8500 @1066MHz. I want to upgrade 2G(2x1) for the total 4G RAM, but I don't know why the motherboard does not let me add more. Please help me to solve this.


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Motherboard: Gibabyte EP45-UD3P
Bios: verson F9
RAM:2G(2x1) Corsair XMS2-8500 @1066MHz (trying to add 2G(2x1) more)
CPU: Q9550 @2.83GHz
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:43 PM

does your system have a system speaker? if so are there any beeps? First thing I would try would be to remove the existing two gigs and put the new 2 gigs in, and see if theyre defective memory modules.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:17 AM

does your system have a system speaker? if so are there any beeps? First thing I would try would be to remove the existing two gigs and put the new 2 gigs in, and see if theyre defective memory modules.


I tested to memories and they are all good.
On the bios setting, I only changed the RAM voltage to 2.1v to match the RAM's voltage. Do I have to change any bios setting in order to make the PC run all 4 slots of RAM?. There are 4 slots...but can I only use 2 of them.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:24 AM

does the new ram the same model number as the original? if not, does the voltage match for both? running two different types of ram that were designed for different voltages can cause this issue. As far as the BIOS is concerned, I do believe some BIOSes have an option to enable max memory, though it usually doesnt cause that problem.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:41 AM

I have the same ram, its horrable, i'v had 6 sticks fail in 6 months, it had been warranty each time but its still anoying running half of what i payed for most of the time and when warranty runs out i have to spend more for new ram :thumbsup:, it woruld be worth testing the ram again to make sure its good.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

perhaps try the two working sticks in the other 2 slots, and the two new sticks in the original spots. it may be bad memory slots on the motherboard.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:09 AM

All the RAMs are the same brand, size, voltage

The motherboard has 4 slots for memory. If I use 2 slots, I have to use the 1st and the 3th(same color) or the #2 and the #4. I can not use more than 2 slots at once. Some others say that I have to know how to tweak the motherboard in order to make it works, have to do the bios configuration correctly. I have know idea.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:21 AM

well-I would try both sets of memory in the 1 and 3 positions then, as well as in the 2 and 4 positions. There may also be a setting in the BIOS (not sure where) that says something along the lines of "use max memory" I have never seen a motherboard with this setting so I dont know the exact placement, but I do know some are indeed like that, you just may have to look around the BIOS for it.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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