Hey Yall I have a couple of questions for ya.
I am a rather advanced computer user but until now have never really dealt with ram modules over 1gb in size.
I just ordered 8 GB of ram (4x2gb) and when I inserted one of the modules into my computer it would not boot. (Black Screen with Medium length evenly spaced beeps).
I do not think that the ram is fried (I tried all 4 modules).
I am using the Asus Stingray (LA) motherboard (As part of the HP a265c pavillion) Purcahsed a bit ago.
I have an Intel Pentium 4 3.0Ghz H/T processor (mPGA478).
So basically I am wondering,
Is there a problem with the motherboard not being able to take a 2gb stick (as one module). I have had 2048mb of memory in the machine before but that was as 4x512mb.
Is this something I can correct by attempting to find a BIOS update or do I just need to purchase a new motherboard?
With that answer comes another question potentially.
What motherboard would be able to handle multiple 2 GB sticks of RAM and ALSO would have a mPGA478 Socket on it.
(Ideally it would have dual mPGA478 sockets.........can you use 2 processors of different speeds in a SMP rig? IE one P4 2.8Ghz H/T and one P4 3.0Ghz H/T?)
Sorry for the broken format of my questions,
but I thank you all in advance for your help and I look forward to hopefully being able to put my 18 or so years of computing knowledge to work here,
(can't know everything, no matter how much you try)