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#1 satnam

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:53 PM

My PC currently has 512Mb ram. The motherboard manual says that the system can take up to 2GB of RAM
so, I brought to sticks of 512Mb to upgrade to 1GB Ram. But it does not work. THe PC will not boot up and stops while trying to detect the memory.

The existing memory was 2 sticks of 256 ddr pc2700 running at 333mhz. I purchased 2 sticks 512 ddr400

The manual says that the mother board supports this and theat the FSB@200/266/333/400

I am actually wondering if I need to change the jumpers on the motherboard to FSB400 to allow the 512 ddr400 to operate.

would a computer set to operate at 333mhz run memory of 400mhz???

I don't want to mess to much with the jumpers until I get some good advise

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:02 PM

You haven't said which Operating System. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:47 PM

Yes OS and motherboard info
you can also use the Advisor tool here to be sure of which RAM to buy.
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 01:28 AM

Thanks for the comments

I use windows XP and the mother board is MSi Ms-7015

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 01:50 PM

If your processor isn't classifeid as having a FSB400 don't change that jumper! What brand of memory did you buy? Some motherboards dislike certain brands.
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 06:47 PM

Here's some info and your jumper settings,so someone can give you a better answer.
The mainboard provides 2 slots for 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM
(Double In-Line Memory Module) modules and supports the memory size up
to 2GB. You can install PC3200/DDR400, PC2700/DDR333, PC2100/DDR266 or
PC1600/DDR200 modules on the DDR DIMM slots (DDR 1~2).

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:51 PM

Memory is finicky. To be sure, only use memory that's been approved to work in your motherboard by the manufacturer.

I have seen (recently) that perfectly good, name brand memory will not work with some of the memory supplied with brand name computers.

To check - try the old memory alone. If it still works, then try the new memory alone. If it works, then it's probably a compatibility issue between the sticks.
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