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Old 08-13-2005, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 2 x 512 sticks of pc3200 in my pc, today arrived another 2 x 512 pc3200 (same) so I could upgrade to 2 gig total YET when I try to install the new RAM I get error via an annoying voice saying "system failed due to cpu overclocking" I have tried many diff combinations....if I keep one original stick in and one new one in it, it works (giving me 1 gig which I already had) so they will mix, just as soon as I try another slot I get error?? Any help would be grateful? My mobo is A8V Deluxe, thanks, James.
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Old 08-13-2005, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try as many different combos as you can in order to isolate the problem. For example, try one of each stick in slots 3 and 4, two of the same in 2 and 4... 3 sticks in slots 2,3,4, etc. That MIGHT help you isolate the problem.


BTW, it's spiffy that you have voice that talks to you . Most people have to decode beep patterns. I don't even have a case speaker .
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Oh, btw, also, in addition to... It seems very obvious... but you are not overclocked at all are you? I'm pretty sure overlcocking with 2 gigs of ram is quite a bit trickier, as far as hardware and its willingness to comply goes. If you are OCd, back off the OC and see if it works.
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Old 08-13-2005, 02:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nope not overclocking, have tried loads of different combinations?? arghhhhh
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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try lowering the timings
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ask DJChris, maybe he can help. He loves asus boards....


Is it the same type/brand of ram? Im not sure if that matters or not.
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Are all four of the memory modules double sided? (black components on both sides). The VIA K8T800 chipset has a banking limitation and you will not be able to run four double sided modules together. Update the BIOS.
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