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Old 10-18-2005, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone, My pc runs xp pro, Athlon 64 3000, 512mb DDR on a DFI LanParty UT nF3 250Gb 754 Motherboard. I recently upgraded the ram to 1024mb,using the same type of ram(Crucial Ballistix PC-4000 - 2x512mb) On boot up i found that only 512 is recognised. I have played musical ram trying to get the pc to recognise both rams together. It recognises both individually, but not together. Any suggestions Please.
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Make sure your Slot Choice is valid.
Is this 1 Stick Of 1024 ?
If so Test other slots.

If its 2x 512:
Switch Sticks and see if it boots up.
Use the known good stick then switch to the other stick.
You also may need to skip a slot.
ex: 1 & 3 when using 2 sticks.
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I would start off by updating your bios to the latest release.
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Hi, This is 2 sticks of 512mb(exactly the same type) and i've tried every different possible ram formation on the pc. still only 512 appears. Been on the dfi website to look for a bios update, but i'm not sure which one to download, Can anyone suggest which one, Also a friend told me updating the bios is sometimes hazardous, this concerns me.What do you think.
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Have you been able to boot up with both sticks seperately ?
what I mean is, Have you tested to see if both sticks are working properly ?
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Ive booted up with both sticks individually and they both work on their own
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This is the link for your Bios update :

http://www.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downlo...FLAG=A&SITE=US

I am not going to follow this along. I have seen bad things come from flashing bios.

good luck.
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Ok, thanks for your help. I am a bit dubious about doing it myself!
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Have you done any Bios modification at all ?
Meaning have you set anything in the bios that is not default ?
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Bios updates are simple.
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