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Old 06-18-2008, 03:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If those are the specs of the ram then, set it to 1.9v and change to those timings too.

Advance> Chipset> NorthBridge Configuration> Configure DRAM Time by SPD: SET to Disable. Options to set timing should appear.

Also what Ram slots are you putting your ram? Does your bios even detect all 4gb of your ram?
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have lowered the frequency to ddr2-667 (and 553) and the voltage to 2.1 and the same thing happens. It gets to the login prompt and restarts. I have the ram on slots DIMM1 and DIMM3 (both yellow) and tried them both on the black slots (DIMM 2 and 4) (same combination of settings, auto, DDR2-667 (553) and 2.1 v)

Always the same thing.

It must be something super small that I am missing
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And the BIOS only detects 3gb of the 4 (which I hear is very comon with XP Pro)
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Try dimm 1 and 2. yellow and black together.

Have you tried both sticks separately yet? Maybe 1 of them has errors.
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Try nudging your northbridge voltage up by .1V
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It turns out one of the sticks do not work... I can't beleive I never thought of it... Off the the computer store I go tomorrow!!

THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!!
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And the BIOS only detects 3gb of the 4 (which I hear is very comon with XP Pro)
This is because you have a 32bit operating system. You need a 64 bit operating system to read all 4 gigs.
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When you say restarting. Is the computer rebooting, or are you getting a BSOD when you boot with all 4 gigs in?
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