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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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My mobo has 4 memory card slots


1) All of your memory must be compatible with your motherboard (DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 and speed and latency). For best results, if you have dual channel capability, each pair of memory sticks should be matched. (Usually consecutive serial numbers indicate pairs from a given manufacturer.) Both sets of memory should be rated at the same speed (or the slowest speed will be your memory speed). Some motherboards may not work with all 4 slots occupied unless the memory was certified to work as a set of 4.

2) Which motherboard do you have? The motherboard manufacturer and memory companies often will have lists of compatible memory. The motherboard manufacturer will also have information on the dual-channel pairing.

My current and previous motherboards have had memory slots in color pairs (blue, black). For my boards, I put the sticks in the blue slots (A2 and B2) first. (Preferably these should be the largest memory capacity.) Then I put the second pair of memory into the black slots (A1 and B1). DIMM slot A1 is closest to the CPU; B2 is the farthest away from the CPU.

Depending on your CPU cooler, you may need to remove it or modify it to use all 4 DIMM slots.

Observe the appropriate steps to avoid static discharges while handling your memory and when inside your computer. For actually inserting the memory, make sure that the locks (white on my motherboards) are fully open (hinged away from the slot). Line up your memory so that the slot in the memory is on top of the key in the slot and the memory is centered in the slot. It will only line up one way; the wrong memory type will not line up. Push your memory stick down fully until the locking clips rotate up and fully engage the memory. (You may need to push down at multiple places to get it fully seated.) You will then repeat the procedure with the rest of the memory.

Note: if you get a memory error, three beeps (on many boards), you will need to remove the memory and test one stick at a time in the A2 slot (for example). Then test pairs of slots. It is not unknown for either one stick to be bad or one slot to be bad. Look at the total memory your OS identifies, if you manage to boot in spite of any issues. Running Memtest may be needed but even that may not identify which specific memory segment is bad.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who has installed or replaced memory since giving an 286 computer a full megabyte of memory. DIMMs are a lot harder to mess up as long as you have the correct memory. Note: most of the different DIMM types have different number of pins; thus sometimes it's very easy to tell that the wrong memory is being used. This isn't always the case.)

Dec 05, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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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 | Computers & Internet

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How to install ram memory on e644g-0663 laptop


http://support.gateway.com/us/en/emachines/notebook/2011/eMachines/eme/eme644g/eme644gnv.shtml

http://support.gateway.com/emachines/notebook/2011/eMachines/eme/eme644g/eme644gsp2.shtml

Up to 8GB of DDR3 Sdram ram memory that is SO-DIMM for laptops, and 1066MHz.

That is PC2-8500 that is SO-DIMM

An example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4505186&CatId=4153

There are TWO Ram Memory slots. EACH one has a maximum amount of 4GB.
Total Maximum Amount of Ram Memory is 8GB.

IF, just one Ram Memory module ('Stick'), is to be used, it is placed in ram memory Slot 1. (DIMM 1)

(The Processor reads what is in Slot 1 first. Cannot have ram memory in Slot 2, and not Slot 1 also )

What?
No that's okay Acer/Gateway/eMachines!

I have access to the SERVICE MANUAL, bahahahaha! Your lack of info doesn't bother us...........

http://www.manualowl.com/m/eMachines/E644G/Manual/258030

This is a PDF file. Scroll the page down using the scroll bar all the way to the right, until the top header of the PDF file reader shows.

To the immediate right of the number 216 at the top, is the Page Down Arrow.
To the left of the number 216 is the page number box.
The PDF reader page numbers do Not match the actual manual's pages.

Put your mouse cursor in the page number box.
Backspace the 1 out.
Left-click once.
Type -> 95
Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

(In the Top header is also the controls for view size.
To the left of the page number box is a Slider that is a blue 'Dot'.
Left-click on the blue 'Dot', hold the left mouse button down, and drag it to the left to Decrease the view size.
To the right to Increase view size )

Under the bold subheading - Prerequisite, click on the blue -
Base Door removal

Bottom of laptop facing you, open Battery Compartment to the Top, away from you, the Base Door is at the bottom.
Rectangular cover that has two Philips screws holding it on.

One screw at the Top/Middle, one screw at the Bottom/Middle.
Remove these two screws, do not lose them. (Double-sided sticky tape to table, and stick the screws to the tape )

BEFORE beginning;
Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

To go on;
This is a general example of a laptop SO-DIMM ram memory module,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1GB_DDR2_SO-DIMM.png

Note the Locating Notch on the bottom, and the two Side Notches on either side.

The Locating Notch at the bottom, lines up with a Locating Lug in the bottom of the ram memory slot.
For this reason it can ONLY be installed in one direction.

There are spring clips that 'snap' into the Side Notch/es.
The top of one spring clip is eased to the outside of the laptop.
Now ease the other spring clip to the outside.

Once both spring clips are freed from the Side Notches, the ram memory module should pop up a little.

(Sometimes you have to keep one spring clip, held out with one hand, and with the other hand move the other spring clip out )

Remove the Ram Memory module, at almost the SAME angle as it is now. Slightly tilted.

DO NOT bring the Ram Memory module straight up, or you will damage the gold plated contact pins of the Ram Memory module, and also the contact pins down in the ram memory slot.

Notice how ram memory in Slot 1, (Slot A), is on top of the ram memory module in Slot 2. (Slot B)
If you have two ram memory modules installed, you have to remove the top ram memory module, first. (Slot A)

Again, if you are just going to use ONE ram memory module, it goes in Slot 1 (Slot A)

Look at the ram memory slot, and the Locating Lug in the bottom, and/or observe which way the Locating Notch on the ram memory module was, before you took it out.

Line the ram memory module up with the Locating Lug.
Install it at the same angle roughly, that you took it out at.

Once in the correct position the spring clips 'bumps', will snap down into the Side Notches, of the ram memory module.
(Click / Click)

Reinstall the Base Door.
Reinstall the Battery.
Attach the AC adapter (Charger), and plug the AC adapter into power.

(ALWAYS plug into the laptop FIRST, then plug into power. Otherwise a power surge could happen, and burn out electronic components in the power section of the motherboard)

WAIT 1 minute, turn the laptop on. BIOS will recognize the ram memory. You're done.

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/howstuffworks/49-how-to-add-ram-to-a-laptop-video.htm


For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 22, 2012 | eMachines Computers & Internet

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I am attempting to put 2 gigabytes of memory into a1210n. It is slow. How do you get into it to insert the memory?


First, turn off and unplug the computer and disconnect all other external components from the CPU box. Remove the screw that holds the side panel on (left side panel when you look at the back, the screw is in the middle of that edge). Slide the panel back about an inch and lift off the box. Put the computer on its closed side, push the cables out of the way and find the memory sockets. Remove older memory if you need the slots by pushing the clips at the ends of the stick down and the memory pops up a little. If you are only putting in new memory, check that the clips are down. Align the memory stick with the socket (it only goes in one way - there is a notch that tells you which way it goes). Push the stick down firmly into the slot until the clips come up to lock in the stick. When done, set the computer back upright and close the unit. If you get a blank screen after turning on the computer, either the memory isn't installed correctly or isn't the right type. Try removing and reinserting the memory stick.

For additional information, look at the Upgrading and Service Guide and other manuals here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1118241&lang=en&

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 20, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1210n (ED895AA) PC Desktop

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How to open my Dell Dimension 4600 to install two new gigs of ram


1) Computer off, and disconnected from power.

2) Disconnect all cables leading to your computer.

3) Lay your computer down on a table. Lay the right side towards table.
(I like to lay a clean, static free towel down on the table first, to prevent scratching the computer, or the table)

4) You are now looking at the back of the computer, with the power supply fan to the Left side.

Look underneath, along the top edge of the computer case. There is a computer case cover release latch, on the Right side. Pull the Cover Latch to the Right.

Now pull the side cover towards you. (Towards the back of the computer.

Lay the side cover aside.

5) IMPERATIVE!
BEFORE you reach inside, or take the new Ram Memory sticks out of their protective, anti-static bags, TOUCH the metal frame of the computer case!

Your body carries Static electricity. Static can fry out your computer hardware components.
Touching the metal frame of the open computer case, will relieve your body of Static.

Should you get up, walk away, then return, TOUCH the metal frame again.

Refrain from handling Ram Memory sticks by their gold plated contact pins. (Bottom of ram stick)
You can handle the ram stick anywhere else, as the body of the ram stick is coated with a see-through plastic.

6) Dell Support > Dell Dimension 4600 Series > Manuals > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/index.htm

A) Left-click on - Removing the Computer Cover

B) Go back to this main menu, and Left-click on -
Removing and Installing Parts

Now Left-click on Memory.

Not trying to insult your intelligence, but if you have never installed Ram Memory before:

Your computer uses DDR Sdram ram memory modules, ('Sticks')
(Double Data Rate - Synchronous Dynamic Ram Access Memory)
A DDR Sdram module has on Notch on the bottom.

The Notch looks to be centered upon a cursory glance.
It is Not.
The Notch is over to one side a little.

(Actually a DDR Sdram ram memory module has 184 contact pins on the bottom.
92 on each side.
The Notch is located in-between Pins 40 and 41.
40 pins on one side of the Notch, 52 on the other side)

The Notch must be lined up correctly with the Locating Lug, in the bottom of the ram memory slot. The ram stick only goes in, in one direction.

There is a lock on each side of the ram slot. White in color, looks like an 'Ear'.
Dell's reference to a lock is 'Securing Clip'.
Put your thumbs on the top of each lock on a ram slot, and gently push down, and out.
The lock pivots to the outside.

When the locks pivot, the ram stick is raised up out of the ram slot.
Upon closer examination, you will note a small slot at the bottom of each lock.

The bottom corners of the ram stick, fit down in these slots.
Set the ram stick down in the slots of the locks, Notch lined up with the Locating Lug.
Push down on the outside top corners of the ram stick.

When the ram stick is fully seated, the contact pins will be down in the ram slot, and the locks will be seated against the sides of the ram stick.
You will notice that each lock has a 'Bump' on it. This Bump lines up with a Notch on the side of the ram stick.

The bump must be in the notch, for the ram stick to be fully seated.
Usually you will hear a satisfying 'Click - click', as the lock's bumps click into the notches.

IF, the ram memory slots that you are installing ram memory in, have never been used before, they may be tight.
You are installing new ram memory modules.
Makes the fit even tighter.

Sometimes it's a 'Pee Picker,' to get those ram memory modules to go in.
Makes beads of sweat pop out of your forehead!
Other times they slip right in with No problem.
Thought I would warn you in advance.

If I understand correctly, do I understand you are installing TWO - 1GB sticks of DDR Sdram?

[DDR Sdram at 333MHz {PC2700}, or DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz?
{PC3200}

1) If the ram memory modules that you are installing, are larger than the ones already installed, install the 1GB ram modules in DIMM 1, and DIMM 2, ram memory slots.

DIMM 1 is Slot 1.
Slot is the ram memory slot that is closest to the Processor.
The Processor reads Slot 1, First.

DIMM 1, and DIMM 2, (Slot 1 and Slot 2), are a matched pair of ram memory slots.
They are in the same Channel.


Jan 22, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I want to upgrade the ram in my IBM thinkpad R52 laptop. Do I have to buy DDR1 or DDR2?


You have to buy DDR2. The compatible memory is DDR2-533 PC2-4200, 200p SODIMM, 1.8v

To install the memory, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the system; then disconnect the ac adapter and all cables from the system.
  2. Close the system display, and turn it over.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Loosen the screw on the memory slot cover; then remove the cover.

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    If the SO-DIMM is already in the memory slot, remove it to make roomfor the new one by pressing out on the latches on both edges of thesocket at the same time. Be sure to save it for future use.

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  5. Find the notch on the side of the SO-DIMM.
    Note: To avoid damaging the SO-DIMM, do not touch its contact edge.
  6. Withthe notched end of the SO-DIMM toward the right side of the socket,insert the SO-DIMM into the socket at an angle of about 20 degrees (1);then press it firmly (2).

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  7. Pivot the SO-DIMM downward until it snaps into place.
  8. Make sure that the card is firmly fixed in the slot and does not move easily.
  9. Replace the memory slot cover by aligning the back side of the cover first and then tightening the screw.
    Note:When you have added or upgraded a memory card, do not use your systemuntil you have closed the cover. Never use the system with the coveropen.
  10. Put the battery back in place, turn the system over again, and reconnect the cables.

To make sure that the SO-DIMM is installed correctly, do as follows:
  1. Turn the system on.
  2. Whilethe "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button"message is displayed at the lower-left of the screen, press Access IBMbutton.
  3. Select Start setup utility.
  4. The BIOS Setup Utility screen appears. The "Installed memory" item shows the total amount of memory installed in your system.

    For example, if your system has 256 MB of memory and you install a256-MB SO-DIMM in it, the quantity shown in "Installed memory" shouldbe 512 MB.

The compatible memory can be purchased here online.

Nov 27, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

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I'm doing a memory upgrade. i have four memory slots, 2 blue and 2 black. i have two, 2g dimms; for dual channel operation do i use the 2 blue slots or the first blue slot and the first black...


Try them in the same-colored slots, nearest the processor. It seems ASUS (who makes your mobo) has chosen to color code their slots so those of the same color enable dual-channel. If you can't tell from the BIOS detection, try CPU-Z to verify that the memory is in the correct slots for dual-channel operation. Putting one in the wrong slot should not damage anything. It would just make it so you can't take advantage of the extra speed.

Oct 24, 2009 | HP Pavilion A6430F Desktop PC

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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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214 - DIMM Configration Warning . Rearrange the DIMMs so that each channel has the same amount of memory >>>???


Hi,

this is telling you that the Dimms ( Memory Sticks ) Have to be the same or equivalent.
i.e:- 2 x 256mb. 2 x 512mb. Your system does,nt seem to like 1 stick of 128mb And 1 stick of 256mb. et,c.
each channel has to have the same amount of memory. put the same memory in slots 1 and 2 on the motherboard, or if there are 4 slots. put the same memory modules in slots 1-2 3 and 4.
If this does,nt work, use the same memory in slots 1 and 3. or 2 and 4 respectively.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Jun 12, 2009 | HP Compaq dx6100 PC Desktop

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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.

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