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Old 03-07-2005, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a stick of 512 DDR Ram. I install it along with my 256mb stick of DDR 333. Then windows doesnt boot. Bios can be accesed, but windows wont boot. I took out the 256mb Stick, and just left the 512mb Stick and it worked fine. Any ideas?

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Old 03-07-2005, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They may not be compatable with each other or your motherboard has a certain way for the sticks to be put in.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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its a A7n8x-x (no dual channel, no ecc).

This is how the slots are configured:

========================= 1
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========================= 3

When it didnt work, the 256mb was in 1, 512 was in 2.

When it works, the 512 is in 1
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Are both sticks the same speed? Im not exactly sure since i dont know much about motherboards other than MSI... but it could be if one is a differnt speed your Motherboard wont work right...
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one of them is DDR 400, the other is DDR 333, my bus runs at 266, so ive set them to DDR 266.
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Maybe your motherboard is having problems trying to set each stick to a lower speed.. considering it would have to lower one more than the other.... Have you tryed the 256 in slot #2?
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arent u sposed to put ram in 1 n 3 or 2 n 4
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ill try that tomorow, thanks
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arent u sposed to put ram in 1 n 3 or 2 n 4
Yeah for dual channel, which his doesn't have
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hmm i thought it was for all ram, oh well give it a shot see how it goes...

r u on msn ??
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