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#1 The Fonz

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:28 PM

Hey, today i bought dual chanel OCZ 1024 3200 184 pin ram.
When i installed it(first removed the single 512 i had in there) and went into my bios and in my system information, it shows that i have 256 MB instead of 1024. I went into CPUZ to check out how much I had and it showed 1024.
Does anyone know a way to fix this problem?

I have a Emachines H6207
I am using OCZ PC-3200 DDR400 Premier Series 1GB (2x512MB) Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (OCZ4001024PDC-K)

any help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:03 PM

If CPUZ is seeing it correctly, may be the problem is with your computer. Check the emachine web site for a BIOS upgrade. Try Everest Home 2.2 to see if it reconizes your RAm correctly.
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:51 PM

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name FONZYSCOMPUTER
User Name ********

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 3400+
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200, AMD Hammer
System Memory 256 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (05/13/05)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter MSI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (128 MB)
Video Adapter MSI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS480)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (ETL3609211)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter ATI SB400 - AC'97 Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller ATI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD1600BB-00GUC0 (149 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Optical Drive CR3144W EPE153W SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B (DVD+R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 149926 MB (116947 MB free)
H: (NTFS) 2698 MB (2505 MB free)
Total Size 149.0 GB (116.7 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2

Network:
Network Adapter (ZD1211)IEEE 802.11b+g USB Adapter (192.168.1.1)

Peripherals:
USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB400 - USB 2.0 Controller
USB Device (ZD1211)IEEE 802.11b+g USB Adapter
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

but then after it says this



[ Memory Modules / A0 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation A0
Type EDO
Speed 129 ns
Installed Size 512 MB
Enabled Size 512 MB

[ Memory Modules / A1 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Socket Designation A1
Type EDO
Speed 129 ns
Installed Size 512 MB
Enabled Size 512 MB

[ Memory Devices / A0 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 512 MB
Speed 400 MHz
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator A0
Bank Locator Bank0/1
Manufacturer None
Serial Number None
Asset Tag None
Part Number None

[ Memory Devices / A1 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 512 MB
Speed 400 MHz
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator A1
Bank Locator Bank2/3
Manufacturer None
Serial Number None
Asset Tag None
Part Number None

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 08:15 PM

I also went to the emachines website and it did not help at all http://www.emachines.com/support/product_s...ies&model=H6207

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 01:24 AM

In Everest, go to memory, and then SPD, and see what it is recognizes under device description, and please confirm that there is only the one module showing the 512MB.

If Everest only shows 512, make sure that both of you modules are seated properly, if that dosen't correct the problem try installing the modules one at a time in the first slot to make sure that both are working.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 01:34 AM

It may be that the emachine motherboard does not have the onboard chips setup to register the hardware information. If you notice it also did not report the name of the motherboard, or the brand of the memory modules.
I would not worry about it.
When you go to Start>Control Panel>System what speed proccessor and amount of RAM does it report?
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:31 AM

In the systm info it says 2.39 processor and 256 mb of ram
and everest says that I have the two 512 installed in the SPD

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:52 AM

I would tend to belive Everest since we know you in fact have 1024mb of RAM installed.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:17 PM

Yes, but my computer seems to be running slower as if only the 256 mb of ram were being used

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 06:13 PM

so does anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:49 PM

Have you done a Disk Cleanup and defrag?
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:56 AM

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 3400+
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200, AMD Hammer
System Memory 256 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (05/13/05)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter MSI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (128 MB)
Video Adapter MSI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (128 MB)


Was that Everest's report or ?

Why does it show two video cards?

Watch the screen as your system boots - in the countup how much memory is shown?

Edited by Enthusiast, 29 March 2006 - 11:57 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:46 PM

Yes I have derfraged and done a cleanup

and there is no countup when i turn on my computer

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:23 PM

Maybe Upgrading my Bios would help

would you guys be able to direct me to the right bios if i were to tell you the motherboard? msi rs480 (ms-7145)

Edited by The Fonz, 30 March 2006 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:37 PM

This site should be what you need. http://support.asus.com/download/download....SLanguage=en-us
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