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I put the memory sticks in the two on the right side.from left to right blue black blue black the dimm slots. the frist two dimm slots if the sticks are in there no video.if there in the next two dimm slots I have video. Why is that?remenber the old video card was smoked.are all 4 dimm slots add up to all one memory or do they split?because if the memory in the frist blue & black ones theres no video?Thanks for all the Rob

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  • bigguy1967 Sep 25, 2008

    I have installed windows xp & everything is working good.I dont no alot about this board its all new for me.I dont have a clue as to what bios settings are?wheres a good place to get a book so Ican learn?The manual I downloaded dont tell me anything but what it is.Whats a good videocard for this board?I have a geforce 6200 in the pci slot.it works

  • bigguy1967 Sep 25, 2008

    If everything is working ok could it still be doing damge to something like the videocard?

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Memory banks 1 & 2 are where your computer looks for RAM. If nothing is installed in them then the computer looks no further. You can upgrade RAM by putting 2 more sticks in the unused banks as long as they are compatible to the board and first 2 sticks. It makes no sense to buy faster than the first 2 as the cpu would make them run at the lowest speed of all installed RAM. If you are using an asus board then when you boot up you should be able to press the del key to enter bios setup. Video cards are more to preference. If you have the psu & board capabilities then the sky is the limit. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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What's your problem?bit ix38 quad gt motherboard with 2 gig of ddr2 ram i want to add a 1 gig stick of more ram that ive bought how do i do this? thanks windows seven


Top view of motherboard, scroll down. (Thought you might also like to read the reviews, and Comments)

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2007/12/06/abit_ix38_quadgt/2

Motherboard User Manual,

http://www.theraptorpit.com/forum/index.php?/forum/124-abit-motherboard-tech-support-unofficial/

1) On the motherboard the Blue ram memory slot that is closest to the copper heatsink, is ram memory Slot 1.
Also known as DIMM 1.

Ram memory ALWAYS has to be in this ram memory slot.
The Processor reads ram memory Slot 1 first.

2) The Blue ram memory slots are Slot 1 (DIMM 1), and Slot 3.
(DIMM 3)
The Black ram memory slots are Slot 2 (DIMM 2), and Slot 4.
(DIMM 4)

To run Dual Channel ram memory, means there are two LIKE ram memory modules ('Stick'), and they are installed in the SAME channel.

This would mean to alike ram memory modules, in both Blue ram memory slots, or both Black ram memory slots.

Since the ram memory modules need to be alike, they are generally purchased from the same manufacturer, and are the same kind.

Running ram memory in a dual channel configuration, is supposed to increase ram memory 'speed', up to 30 percent.

This is Baloney!
May look good on paper, but in actual use in the field it's cr@p.
Actual performance increase is more like 1 to 2 percent.
This has been proven by Tom's Hardware, and many, many motherboards, ram memory, Processors, etc.

So you have 2GB of DDR2 Sdram, huh?
Is it just one 'stick' of ram memory, or are you referring to two 1GB sticks?

If the above holds true install them in Slot 1 and Slot 3.

If not, and it is a 2GB stick of ram memory, be sure it is installed in Slot 1 (DIMM 1)
Install the 1GB stick in Slot 2.

It isn't the same as the 2GB stick.
It is 1GB.
Does NOT go in a dual channel configuration.

(Catching all this? There is NO dual channel ram memory!

It is ram memory that is -> ALIKE, and used in a -> dual channel configuration.
Used in two separate ram memory slots, that support the dual channel configuration.

Sold with the advertising scheme of 'Dual Channel', but really just means the two ram memory modules, (Or four), are -> alike.

1) Same Voltage used
2) Same Ram Timings
3) Same Chip Configuration
4) Same size in amount
5) Same frequency rate ('Speed')

With ram memory in a dual channel configuration, the ram memory modules team up on the task.)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 31, 2012 | Motherboards

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Anyone know why an ASUS PTGD1-LA motherboard will only take memory in slots A1 and A1 or A1 and B1 but not anything in B with both in A filled? Brand new memory.


HI,

The board has specific requirements for memory. Here's the Memory Configurations :

  • You may install 256 MB. 512 MB and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DRR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.

• Installing DDR DIMM. Other than the recommended configurations may cause memory sizing or system boot failure.

• In dual-channel configurations, install only Identical (the same type and size) DDR DIMM pairs for each channel.

• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS Latency. For optimum compatibility , It Is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor

• Double-sided x 16 modules are not supported on this motherboard.

• Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 4 GB system memory when you installed four 1 GB memory modules.


For dual-channel configuration you may:

install identical DIMMs in all four sockets

• install identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A1 and DlMM_B1 (blue sockets) and identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2 (black sockets)

• install same size DIMMs in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (blue sockets) and another same size pair in DIMM_A2 aid DIMM_B2 (black sockets)

Hopefully this will help understand how to install the new memory.

Thanks Mark

Mar 19, 2010 | ASUS PTGD1-LA Motherboard

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Sd ram 256MB -does not read more than 128 MB per slot


I checked the specs of this motherboard at the following link:
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=340

The specs says the following:
• Supports four 168-pin unbuffered DIMM using eight memory banks.
• Supports a maximum memory size of 348MB (8Mx8) or 768MB (16Mx4) registered DIMM
only
• Support ECC (1-bit Error Code Correct) function
• Supports 3.3v PC100 SDRAM DIMM.

According to this, the only memory DIMMs guaranteed to work on your motherboard are the 3.3v PC100 SDRAM DIMMs.

However, it seems that your problem lies within the density of the memory module. It looks like the motherboard was made when 256MB sticks weren't very common yet, so there could just be some compatibility issues.
I believe that the motherboard only supports 128MB per side. The RAM you bought probably has memory chips only on one side. Check your new stick. If it only has memory chips on the one side (small black squares) then the only thing you can do is take it back and look for a double-sided stick of 256MB. Even then, it may or may not work with your motherboard.

Nov 08, 2009 | MSI MS-6163 Pro Motherboard

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Ram


Hi,
Okay, you don't need two video cards. Your 4 memory slots are grouped in two's. One set is black and blue, and the other set is black and blue also. These are your dual memory channels.

The reason you can't see more than 2 gig ram is because you are probably not running 64 bit Windows with a 64 bit processor.

32 bit windows will only display 2 gigs, but max memory is 4 gigs. It will draw on the extra 2 gigs if ever it is needed, but this does not happen very often, if ever.

Hank


Jul 14, 2009 | ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe nVidia nForce4 SLI...

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Qvc said my ram isnt on the list


From the Asus website - "DDR2 1066MHz DIMMs work only on the black slots for one DIMM perchannel. Ensure to install the DDR2 1066MHz DIMMs ONLY on the BLACKslots!"

Your motherboard only has two black slots. You can install larger capacity sticks of RAM in those slots, but you can only use two. Most likely you are getting the incorrect reading because you have four installed.


Jan 26, 2009 | ASUS P5QC Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket...

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Adding More Memory


Reset the BIOS using the motherboard jumper before booting into Windows.

Jul 23, 2008 | ASUS P4S800D-X (610839122325) Motherboard

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Burnt DDR DIMM socket


It may be possible, but the system may very well become unstable at times. The purpose of the different color dimms is either daul band memory and or hypertheading, which means the memory needs to be matched and in pairs to work correctly. I would try one pair in the same colored slots in which one of them is not burnt. Also can you get it to boot with one stick of ram in a slot? Have you seen this board boot at all with 1 burnt slot (Known Good Board). Hope this was informative to you. Good Luck, Let me know how it works out.

Jun 09, 2008 | ASUS P4P800-X Pentium Motherboard

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When i add a memory in damaged DIMM slot showing black screen?


Try moving the working DIMM to other slots, it should work in any slot, if it does, the other ram u have is incompatible or bad

Install a matched pair of DIMMs (equal in speed: DDR266, DDR333, or
DDR400; density: 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB; and
technology: 128 Mb, 256 Mb, or 512 Mb) in DIMM 0 in both Channels A and
B. If additional memory is to be used, install another matched pair of DIMMs
in DIMM 1 in both Channels A and B.

Mar 25, 2008 | Intel D865GBF Motherboard

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Dual chanel problem


The beeps your hearing are known as bios beeps. They are telling you there is a problem with your memory. On your board the four dimm slots are split into two groups. A & B. Pg. 19 of your manual. Please read Pg. 21. Remove all your memory & put only two of your 512 Dimms into slot 1 & slot 3. Boot the Pc. Notice any beeps? Check your boot screen to see if bios sees the current memory as matched memory. Shut the Pc down & remove memory, replace with the other 2 Dimms in the same slots. Boot Pc. Again check to see if memory is being seen as matched memory & no beeps. Are you getting the idea here. What we are doing is trying to find which if any dimms may have a problem & which dimms work in which channel. Increase in size to 3 dimms or 1.5Gb in memory till you find a working order with no beeps. If you think 1 or more dimms may be faulty download a free test program called -Memtest86 at this link.
http://www.memtest.org/ Scroll down till you see - ** Memtest86+ V1.70 (01/14/2007) ** all typed in red. Here you can choose what type of bootable file you want. An iso or a zip. You can creat a bootable floppy or a bootable CD.
This should help. If you have trouble & need more information please post back.

Feb 04, 2008 | DFI /LAN PARTY NFORCE4 ULTRA-D/...

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RAM Problems


Is it ECC memory? What did you do to get one stick working? How many beeps? Do you have the owner's manual for the unit? Did you try to escape to BIOS to check settings? Here is what the ASUS site gives for memory specs, but the onwer's manual should have more info on upgrading memory: Memory 2 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 2GB PC3200/2700/2100 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory If you don't have the manual you can get it here: http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5S800-VM/e2419_p5s800-vm.pdf

Dec 17, 2006 | ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard

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