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Old 05-16-2016, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all!

I was recently given an old computer and I am trying to improve the RAM of it.

Motherboard: Asus P5GC-MX
Current RAM (1 stick): Rendition rm12864aa5667.16fd
1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 NONECC DIMM

The new RAM I have and want to install 2 sticks of is: Kingston KVR800D2N6/2G

I would love your help in understanding if this is possible. I tried to install them and the monitor would not be recognised, and the computer did not beep as it usually does with the current RAM.

Thanks for your help!
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The Asus P5GC-MX board only supports 2GB total meaning max of 1GB sticks. You have 2GB sticks.
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Each slot can only handle 1GB or could I use one 2GB stick?
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Each slot can only handle a single 1GB stick giving a max total RAM of 2GB. That's why it won't boot up. Also, the max speed of DDR2 it officially supports is 533MHz and those Kingston sticks are 800MHz.
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