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#1 Firerock

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

I am trying to upgrade my Dell 4600 with Cosair 2 GByte TwinX Matched Memory Pair xms3200, 1024mb, 400MHz, 3-3-3-8 #CMC2GX1M2A400C3. When i install them the computer beeps 4 times and nothing happens, nothing on the monitor. What could be the problem?

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

What slots do you have them in? and can you give us a link to the actual memory? If that memory is ECC rated memory, that might be the issue. to further help identify it, heres a link to the list of beep codes, as well as error lights. there should be 4 lights on the motherboard somewhere, and the combination of lights they give you should help us narrow the problem down, though I would suspect, that if you have them in the first two slots-that the problem is either the memory is defective, or not compatible.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:35 PM

I have two 512mb chips in there now. I replaced them with the brand new twinX chips in the same slots with the white tabs. the lights on the back i believe where two yellow and two green and 4 beeps. Chip model # is in the first post.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:22 PM

two yellow and two green indicates the computer detects the memory, but there is a memory error, which means my initial impression is correct-either the memory isnt compatible or its bad, my guess is not compatible, you need non-ECC memory in there, I believe those chips have ECC. ECC stands for error correcting memory, and that motherboard doesnt support memory that has that feature, and my guess is that memory has that feature, which is why its not working.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:14 PM

This is typical of what i have found on the web for these chips.

Tech Specs
General
Storage Capacity

2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB )
Upgrade Type

Generic
Memory
Type

DRAM
Technology

DDR SDRAM
Form Factor

DIMM 184-pin
Memory Speed

400 MHz ( PC3200 )
Latency Timings

CL3
Data Integrity Check

Non-ECC
RAM Features

Unbuffered
Expansion / Connectivity
Compatible Slots

2 x memory - DIMM 184-pin
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support

Limited lifetime warranty

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:56 PM

well, from those specs, they are non-ECC so thats not the issue. Have you tried using just one at a time?

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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 19 July 2010 - 10:25 PM

At you suggestion, i put one chip in and it didn't work. I pulled it and put the other chip also in DIMM 1 and it worked! them i put the other chip that didn't work in DIMM 2 and it also worked. I can't figure it out. Thanks for you help.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:55 AM

interesting. Try them both in slots 3 and 4 and see if that does it. If not, then put them in a single chip at a time in slot to and run memtest86 on each chip and see if it brings up any errors. If my theory is correct, the chip that didnt work in dimm 1 should show errors.

Edited by the_patriot09, 20 July 2010 - 12:56 AM.

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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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