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RAM Problems I'm having a big problem with my mainboard. When i removed my original RAM to put more in i had a 256 MB DDR333 in which wasn't adequate for what i wanted (Some Gaming, Photoshop, Video Editing) so i bought a DDR400 stick of 1 GB Memory, however they didn't have any in stock so they gave me 2 sticks Of DDR400 512mb ram instead. When i got home i put both sticks in and tried to boot my system and it started beeping, so i took both out and started looking for a solution. Eventually i managed to get one of the Sticks of 512 working in the left slot, nothing in the right. I took the ram back to the shop and asked for a replacement since it must've been faulty, and they gave me a stick. I came home and tried the stick in the right slot again in the with the other 512 in the left slot. And it beeped, i just couldn't get it working at all. At the moment i am using 1 stick of 512 MB DDR400 in the left slot and everything is fine, but when i put anything in the right slot it stops working, then it works fine again if i remove it. Any suggestions?

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  • Thomas Lovelady Dec 19, 2006

    Thanks so much for the manual link it should help loads.
    i think the memory is ECC because i got it from a properly licensed retailer (if that would make any difference?)
    When the system beeps it doesn't stop, it just beeps constantly,
    and when it beeps i can do NOTHING because it doesn't boot, load the bios or anything.

    Strangely enough i think i may have been wrong, when i fitted the new IDE cable to my CD and DVD drives i tried the current stick in the right slot and it booted =O!!!!!
    now i have the 256 mb in the right slot and the 512 in the left, however when i boot the bios still say 512 and i don't really see much of an increase in performance...

    (Running UT03 in 1280x1024 smoothly may be a good sign but i think i could do that before ;p)

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    i have same problem.

    I have 512 RAm memory and want to add 512 stick so it will be 1 GB. Now i use 2 stick 512 RAM, but bios said the memory only 512 MB. The problem is the same, the right slot didn't working. When i switch the stick, still the right side not working, so the problem not in the stick.

    Do i have to install another software or else?

    any sugestion?

  • Paladin2 Jul 30, 2008

    My problem is similar to the others. My MBoard is a P5S800-VM. I had 512 MB DDR 400, and bought 2 x 1G Corsair Select Matched. I can install either of the sticks in the left-hand slot and they work OK. But if I install in both slots the machine won't get to the POST screen, just gives 3 beeps over and over. Nothing on the monitor screen. Now it is NOT the RAM as either stick works in the left hand slot. It would seem that the right hand slot is faulty, but I find it strange that so many have the same problem with the right hand slot not working. Is it a fault with this motherboard? Or is there a method to get both slots to play happily and work. Oh and please, all those people with the lame and obvious responses 1. Dead RAM. 2. Faulty power supplies. Please don't clog up the board with your inanities. There is enough dross on the web now with wannabes without adding to it. Only answer if you have a REAL SOLUTION. Cheers Paladin.

  • tetoo_007 Dec 16, 2008

    i have the Same problem but i tried 1GB ram and it didn't work

  • GCSmithACL Mar 17, 2009

    Continuous beeping. I am testing it to find the error.

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Hi,this is siddhesh here,I need your help regarding my mother board (Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller) i want to upgrade ram for my pc to 1GB but the problem is my motherboard supports max 333mhz ram which is not available in market so is it ok to go with 1GB transcend 400mhz ram will it support my motherboard.IF you have any advice then plz contact me .siddhesh_c_shinde@yahoo.co.in

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In the mother board the right slot is not working. their must be some dust in the slot just take a brush and clean the slot and insert the ram in it. if the problem continues then their must be problem in the motherboard. in mother board the ram controller chip must be weak so try to solve the problem by reparing the motherboard

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Go too the bios and set the fsb speed manual on 170 and it works grt jan

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

For Hadi. You have to change the jumpers on the motherboard to support DDR memory. refer to your user manual.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

Very similar problem of one stick of PC2700 DDR333(2.5) 512Mb will work in the left hand slot but not the right hand slot and when I tried to add another stick (different manufacturer) to the right hand slot the computer would not boot past the bios. My solution was to enter the bios at boot-up by holding the delete button and then under the advanced drop down menu select OS/2 onboard memory >64 and change it from disabled to enabled and save on exit and Bob's your uncle. Good luck Amchi

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I got this problem too. my ecs p4vmm2 v3.2a pa doesn't support any DDR RAM it just support the SDRAM. is this DDR RAM slot broken? how to fix this problem? so my compie is just go slowly than the other ones.

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Is there a way to check if its ECC or non-ECC?

Posted on Apr 11, 2007

Make shure both items are parity matched pairs and i would advise to stay at the 333mhz mark only if your cpu speed clocks 333. good luck

Posted on Feb 07, 2007

Boot in Dimm 1 first with only 1 stick of ram....go back to the basics and see if that works

Posted on Jan 23, 2007

I have two 256 ram, when i put single ram system works perfectly but when i put two rams at the same time dual channel gets activated , while working it suddently gives blue screen and then i have to restart the comp again i have checked every setting in the bios, i upgraded the bios but no use, i dont know what is the problem

Posted on Jan 23, 2007

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Ur board supports speeds of 60,100,133Mhz only. So, try for SDRAM Modules of PC100 or PC133 speeds!'Make and capacity' doesn't matter. Specifications U should be looking for: PC100/PC133 SDRAM DIMM Modules Note: Try equal capacities in both slots. or use only single slot.

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It is my understanding that the BIOS on this motherboard can only recognize a maximum of 512 Meg of RAM. Use anymore than that and you can loose data as it gets lost in the unrecognized excess RAM.

Posted on Jan 15, 2007

Hi Guays, This motherboard has a max bus speed 0f 266Mhz. It will run 333mhz mmory at 266. IT will NOT run 400mhz memory succesfully. It will ONLY run twin 266 memory boards.

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It may be the problem is a bit more complicated. I have two sticks of 256MB PC2700 memory. Both work happily in DIMM1 or DIMM2 by themselves. If I have one module working in DIMM1 and put the second module in DIMM2 ONLY the module in DIMM2 is picked up by BIOS and passed to Windows (verified by using Sandra by SiSoftware). It seems for some reason the insertion of memory in DIMM2 stops BIOS looking at DIMM1. In my case I am using the inbuilt VGA.

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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

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I had the same type of problem when i faced with two 256 Mb ram the proble is frequency mathching r clock pluse dis matching the only thing is get a intel ram which has same speed and same frquency . thent it will match. if u can't able to solve the problem try t improve the virtual memory from your control panel-> disck manager tel me your reply

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SOURCE: ASUS P4S533-MX MOTHERBOARD FAILED TO RECOGNIZE DDR400/DDR333 RAM

Running two different speed memory sticks is a problem. All memory should be running at the same speed so take the DDR333 out and the beeping should stop. Alternatively take the DDR400 out and again the beeping should stop.

That's probably the shortest and easiest solve I've had for ages.

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