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I have a computer with a FIC VI13L Motherboard that is suppose to support 3GB of memory. But when I insert 2 1GB memory sticks, reports "Insufficient memory to initialize Windows. Any suggestions?

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  • Sandy426 Dec 19, 2008

    The memory sticks are labeled: 1GB DDR-400 PC3200. Are they the right ones?

  • Sandy426 Dec 29, 2008

    The memory sticks have 1GB DDR-400 PC3200 on their label are these compatible with this motherboard?

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Is it the right type of memory stick? the ram should be DDR SDRAM.

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Diagram of t2878


Diagram? I don't quite follow. However let me post this information to see if it qualifies as what you seek.

1) The eMachines T2878 Desktop PC uses an FIC AU31 motherboard. Also known as K7M-NF18G.
(FIC is First International Computer {Inc)

This is a link to a free motherboard manual, for the FIC AU31 motherboard,

http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/OEM/eMachines/manuals/index.html

5th file down on the left side. Click right on AU31

This is a Zip file. (A Zip file is used to send large amounts of information)
Click on the circle to the left of Save File, if there is no green dot in it.
Now click on OK.

A small window will come up on the left.
In the wording at the top of this small window, will tell you where the file will download to.

It may have Desktop, or MY Documents, or Downloads, in the wording.
You may wish to write it down.

Desktop:
The zip file will be on your desktop screen

My Documents:
Click on Start, then on My Documents

Downloads:
Click on Start, then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click on it.
(Yellow folder icon with a zipper on it, and AU31_manual next to it)

On the far left at the top, click on Extract all files.

Now click on Next, Next, and Finish.

After you click on Finish you will see the file name next to a red Adobe PDF icon. DOUBLE-click on it.
There is the motherboard manual in PDF file form.

2) Motherboard Diagram; (Pertaining to the technology used for your eMachines T2878 computer),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
Supports the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

Note*
AGP and PCI Express are High-speed graphics.

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics, is NOT high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
The PCI bus, IDE bus, SATA bus, USB, Ethernet, and Audio. (Sound)

3) The FIC AU31 motherboard uses an Nvidia nForce 2 motherboard chipset,

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=AU31-WB&cat=MBB

Nvidia nForce 2 IGP for the Northbridge chip, and Nvidia nForce 2 MCP-T for the Southbridge chip.

Click on the motherboard photo to enlarge.
The white square socket at the top is the Processor socket.
(Socket A. Also known as Socket 462)

Under the Processor socket is a black Heatsink. Looks similar to a meat tenderizer. Underneath this heatsink is the Northbridge chip.
(The heatsink is glued to the Northbridge chip with a type of thermal glue)

The Southbridge chipset is under the ram memory slots. The large square chipset. (To the right of the white PCI slots, and to the left of the CMOS battery)

Specifications of the Nvidia nForce 2 chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_chipsets#nForce2

4) Basic layout of the FIC AU31 motherboard;

A) The three long white expansion slots at the bottom, are PCI slots

B) The shorter brown expansion slot above them, is a graphics expansion slot.
It is AGP, and 8X. (AGP 8X)
Uses AGP 8X graphics cards.

C) The two long Black slots to the upper right are Ram Memory slots.
Slot 1 (DIMM 1) is the slot closest to the Processor.

If you just use one ram memory module ('Stick'), it MUST be installed in Slot 1.
(Supports DDR Sdram ram memory at either 200MegaHertz, or 266MHz, or 333MHz, or 400MHz. This is PC1600, PC2100, PC2700, and PC3200, respectively)

D) The white connector socket to the immediate right of the ram memory slots, and has two rows of 10 socket holes, is a 20-pin ATX main power cable connector.

E) To the right of the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, is the blue 40-pin IDE connector for the Harddrive.
(39-pin actually. One pins is omitted. Uses a flat ribbon cable)

F) Above the harddrive connector is a 34-pin Floppy Drive connector. It is black in color.

G) To the left of the Floppy Drive connector is the optical drive connector.
(Also 40-pin)

H) Uses a Realtek ALC650E audio chipset

I) Uses a Realtek RTL8201BL Ethernet chipset

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Computer sticks when after 2 min...of having the computer on....I have removed cmos battery n memory for about 30 min....resetted the memory n the cmos battery back on to the computer...started the...


Based on everything your saying I would replace the memory modules and verify the fans on the CPU and Graphics processor are working properly. Typically you get this problem when a ship overheats, a memory module is going out or the power supply is fluctuating.

Oct 13, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario SR5450F Desktop PC

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Acer aspire m5100, AMD Athlon 64bit x2 dual core processor 5000+ 2.60Ghz. Win Vista Business 64bit. When i upgrade and put more than 3GB of ram into the machine, it turns off the lan and my display driver...


Acer official site says:-
Up to 4 GB DDR2 533/667/800 MHz SDRAM
(dual-channel support on four DIMMs)

Try these bus speeds and for dual-channel support read this article :-

Dual-channel architecture requires a dual-channel-capable motherboard and two or more DDR, DDR2 SDRAM, or DDR3 SDRAM memory modules. The memory modules are installed into matching banks, which are usually color coded on the motherboard. These separate channels allow each memory module access to the memory controller, increasing throughput bandwidth. It is not required that identical modules be used, but this is often recommended for best dual-channel operation. It is possible to use a single-sided module of 512 MB and a double-sided module of 512 MB in dual-channel configuration, but how fast and stable it is depends on the memory controller.

If the motherboard has two pairs of differently colored DIMM sockets (the colors indicate which bank they belong to, bank 0 or bank 1), then one can place a matched pair of memory modules in bank 0, but a different-capacity pair of modules in bank 1, as long as they are of the same speed. Using this scheme, a pair of 1 GB memory modules in bank 0 and a pair of matched 512 MB modules in bank 1 would be acceptable for dual-channel operation.

Modules rated at different speeds can be run in dual-channel mode, although the motherboard will then run all memory modules at the speed of the slowest module. Some motherboards, however, have compatibility issues with certain brands or models of memory when attempting to use them in dual-channel mode. For this reason, it is generally advised to use identical pairs of memory modules, which is why most memory manufacturers now sell "kits" of matched-pair DIMMs. Several motherboard manufacturers only support configurations where a "matched pair" of modules are used. A matching pair needs to match in.

Good luck

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Wiring diagram emachine w2047 motherboard


The eMachines W2047 desktop computer uses an FIC AM37 mobo.
(MOtherBOard)

FIC is First International Computer, Inc.

This link takes you to a page to download the Motherboard Manual, for the FIC AM37 mobo,

http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/OEM/eMachines/manuals/index.html

There is a version 1, and version 2 of the AM37 motherboards.
[ FIC AM37v1, and FIC AM37v2 ]

Click on the appropriate file name, or click, and download both of them. (One at a time)

These are PDF files.
The computer you are on now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
(All you have to do is left-click on the file name)

I would also suggest upgrading to Adobe Reader 9.3.4. ,if you don't have it already.

Give the file time to download. It may take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

Would appreciate it if you would rate my solution if it has helped you.
Post additional questions in a Comment.

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My computer has 4gb of ram memory but the computer


I joke to my friends that it is software planned obsolescence... I would recommend reinstalling your Operating System. I do it every 6-12 months to keep things quick. Microsoft is weird like that.

-Paul

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Looking for a manual and motherboard layout for a compaq presario 4090us 4000 seirs 900MHz duron processor


According to my sources a Compaq Presario 4090us is supposed to use an FIC AZ31 motherboard.
FIC = First International Computer, Inc.)

I don't have a motherboard manual available, but MAY have a motherboard layout.

Supporting Data:

Specifications from HP Support: (HP bought out Compaq)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00009310&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=92635

1) Processor:
AMD Duron 900
Maximum Frequency Rate: 900MegaHertz
Front Side Bus: (FSB) 200MHz
Voltage: 1.6 Volts (DC)
Wattage used at maximum capability: 36.5 Watts
Part Number: (Top of Processor case. Heatsink, and thermal paste removed)
D900AUT1B

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Duron_microprocessors#Duron_.22Spitfire.22_.28Model_3.2C_180_nm.29

2) Ram Memory:
Maximum Total Amount: 768MB
Maximum Amount for EACH ram slot: 256MB
SDR Sdram at 100MHz (PC100)

[Note* SDR Sdram is Single Data Rate Sdram, ram memory. Misnomer of just naming it Sdram is incorrect. All ram memory from SDR up to DDR3, IS Sdram]

3) Harddrive: 30B IDE harddrive. Should be a Quantum Fireball LCT20. (Part Number: QM30000-LD-A)

4) Motherboard Chipset: Sources state that it's a VIA KT133 chipset.
[Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C., or Integrated Circuit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A

As you can see in the chart reading across from KT133, this chipset supports AP graphics cards that are 4X. Same thing is stated in the specifications from HP Support.

5) The HP Support specifications also state that the mobo (MOtherBOard) has one Primary IDE header for an IDE harddrive, one Secondary IDE header for an IDE optical drive, and one IDE header for a Floppy Disk drive.

Motherboard layout for an FICAZ34 mobo, which I believe is the same, in an additional comment to follow.

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I would like an internal view of eMachine T4150 to be sure everything is connected correctly


I could not find an internal photo with everything connected but I could find a picture of the motherboard but it was very small. Just make sure your graphics card is inserted fully into AGP slot, processor is clipped down, memory is clipped down, and your hard drives are on one IDE ribbon cable and your rom drives are on the secondary IDE channel. (jumpers are correctly set to Master/Slave). Then make sure the CMOS jumper is set correctly and check the button cell battery for the CMOS clock. That's it

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Dell vostro 400 2 beeps in bios post test


Hi...

The cause of beeping is the memory problem. maybe the memory stick is not inserted correctly. If your memory stick will not correctly inserted it will damaged the memory slot. Try to use the other slot, if the same thing happen. You memory slot will be damaged you need to bring you motherboard to the computer repair center. Ask first how you will pay, if the labor cost is high. its better to buy a brand new motherboard.

Regards.
ICmanServer

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Need to replace memory in HP Pavilion a200y


Before starting this answer is so long that I have provided it in 4 different sections. The sections below are as follows: Required RAM Information, How to Install RAM, Verifying Installation of RAM, Link to newegg.com to purchase RAM.

Required RAM Information
This computer uses a standard memory size of 256 MB, which can be upgraded to 1 GB. The memory type is PC2100 DDR SDRAM DIMM. There are two sockets which are provided for inserting memory in this computer. In a moment I will provide you with a link to a good website called Newegg.com which sells computer memory and other computer products for low prices. But first let me explain how to go about installing the memory. First I would recommend upgrading to 1 GB if it is within your budget, as your computer will run alot faster. When purchasing the memory make sure that you get 2 512 MB sticks (modules) if you want to have 1 GB. Get 2 256 MB sticks (modules) if you want to have 512 MB, or get 2 128 MB sticks if you want to have 256 MB sticks (modules). The reason for this is because there are two sockets on your motherboard inside the computer for inserting RAM, and the two sockets work together, so they both need to have an equal amount of memory (RAM) in both sockets.

How To Install RAM
First power off and uplug the computer, thenopen up the computer, and make sure that you have it on a hard no carpeted surface when opening it up. (Carpet helps produce static electricity in your body and static electricity is BAD for computers). Since the computer is powered off and uplugged it will not hurt you to touch the outside metal casing of the power supply (just never take a power supply apart!). When you touch the power supply you will discharge any static electricity you have built up before touching any circuit boards or other sensitive computer components. The memory sticks should be next to each other and should have a little tab on both sides of the stick. Push the tabs down on both sides of each stick down at the same time (one stick at a time!). This should make the sticks pop up a little bit. You can then remove them. But make sure when handling computer memory or any other components that you never touch any of the computer chips or the little gold colored connectors. Take out both memory sticks and set them aside. Take out the new stick out of the bag (these bags are antistatic bags so they are good to stick any computer components in that you are not using, like those memory sticks you just removed!). Make sure to handle those sticks carefully. When inserting the memory sticks place your index finger on either end with your thumbs on top this way you can know that you are handling the stick properly and you can apply equal pressure to both sides when inserting the sticks. Don't provide to much pressure, just enough so that the sticks go in and the tabs pop into either side. When installing make sure that the notches on the bottom of the stick line up with what you see in the socket (these notches and keys are placed there to insure you install the sticks correctly). After this you can close up the computer case, plug it in and power it on. That is the method for installing the memory.

Verifying Installation of RAM
To make sure that the amount of memory you installed is what the computer reports, right click on my computer > click on properties > click on General Tab (if not already selected) This should show the amount of memory installed. If it is a little less than you installed this is because your video component uses a little bit of this memory and it is not reported.

Link to newegg.com to Purchase RAM
The link to Newegg.com where you can find your required memory is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=PC2100&x=20&y=34

I hope that this has helped you and please let me know if you have any more questions.

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