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RAM Memory I have a computer with a FIC VI13L Motherboard, that is suppose be capable of supporting up to 3GB of memory. But when I install 2 1GB memory sticks reports "Insufficient memory to initialize Windows." Any suggestions?

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  • Sandy426 Dec 16, 2008

    I have tried both sticks individually and they both report the correct amount of memory (1048576K). Also when only one stick is installed, Windows open properly. Both sticks are form the same manufacturer.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    I am trying to connect pwr switch to motherboard, but I dont see any pins on the mother board that has PWR

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If the memory modules are PC2700 or higher, they need to be installed in Slots 2 & 3, slot 1 only supports PC2100 & lower. I had the same problem with mine. Also, make sure the BIOS is set to "AUTO" under the RAM settings. Hope this helps.

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Not all memory is made the same way. It's possible the brand of memory you purchased is not compatible with the motherboard, and isn't being detected properly. You also need to make sure you follow the manual's instructions about how to install memory (which slots to use, etc.). One of the memory sticks might also be bad. Have you tried putting in only one at a time to see if the right amoutn of memory is reported?

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How do I find out how many gigs it has


That is a rather vague question. First, you aren't saying what manufacturer or model motherboard you are talking about. That makes things harder to give a definitive answer. Second, if are you talking about how much RAM the motherboard can support, or how much is installed on it currently? Third, is it installed in a case and operational with an OS or is it on the bench and you are just trying to assess what you have? If it is installed and operating, you can determine how much memory is installed (in Windows), by right-clicking on the "MY COMPUTER" (WINXP) or "COMPUTER" (WIN 7/8/8.1) icon and selecting "properties". The info screen will show the memory installed. If you are trying to find out how much RAM the motherboard is CAPABLE of holding, you need to know the Manufacturer and Model/Revision of the board. Then check the manual for board (or go to the manufacturer's website and get it) and see what the board will support. Remember, though that a 32-bit OS will only support slightly over 3GB RAM regardless of the amount installed. To use more than that you need a 64-bit OS. If you are trying to find out on the bench what is installed on the motherboard, inspect the RAM DIMMS. They are normally labeled as to their capacity. If not, they will normally have, at the least a part number that you can Google and usually get the capacity and type RAM. Just remember that PC motherboards in and of themselves rarely contain "onboard" RAM anymore. It is all add-on.

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Gateway gt4016 motherboard


It has Parallel ATA

PATA or also generally known as IDE,

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

1) Harddrive:
101311 - Western Digital, 200-GB, 7200RPM, PATA harddrive,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1008842/1008842cl2.shtml

2) Motherboard:
105553 FIC KTBC51G

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105553/105553nv.shtml

Product Views; F - Primary IDE Connector,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105553/105553mvr7.shtml

Left side of motherboard, near the black long Ram Memory slots.
This is where the Harddrive plugs in.

Product Views; E - Secondary IDE Connector;

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105553/105553mvr6.shtml

Near the black long Ram Memory slots, and next to the blue Primary IDE Connector.


This is Serial ATA, or also known as SATA,

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

Uses this style of SATA data cable, and connector on motherboard,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

(NOTE* Color does NOT matter for cable connector.
Color really doesn't matter, for a SATA connector on the motherboard, either.

You are supposed to plug the Primary SATA harddrive, into the SATA 1 connector, on the motherboard.
The beauty of SATA is, that you can plug into any Ol' SATA connector on the motherboard, that you want to.

BIOS will find the harddrive with the Operating System on it, and will find all the other SATA devices plugged into the motherboard, too )

You do NOT have SATA.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Computer Security
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I have a Hp Pavilion 733b with chipset 845g, i have 1gb of ram but just recognise 256mb


Product: HP Pavilion 733b Desktop PC

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=296502&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

Motherboard: FIC VG31

[ First International Computers ]

Motherboard specifications;

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07722&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=296502

Memory Type: DDR Sdram
Memory Speed: DDR Sdram at 266MegaHertz, or 200MHz
(PC2100, and PC1600, respectively)

Memory Sockets: Two. For Dual Inline Memory Module/s.
Maximum Memory: -> Maximum TOTAL Amount for motherboard.
2GB.
Maximum Amount for EACH ram memory slot: 1GB

So far looks good, BUT;

1) Is the Ram Memory Non-ECC?

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

2) Un-Buffered? (Un-Registered)

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

3) Voltage: Does it use 2.5 Volts?

JEDEC standard for DDR Sdram ram memory voltage is 2.5 Volts (DC)
FIC is going to set the ram memory default voltage at 2.5 Volts.

Point? DDR Sdram at 2.6 Volts, or higher, may not work.
Betting the motherboard doesn't have SPD, and the ram memory may not either.

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

4) Ram Memory frequency rate:
What frequency rate of ram memory are you using?
(Excuse me,...'Speed')

The Intel 82845G Northbridge chip, will only support DDR Sdram at a -> Maximum <- frequency rate, of 266Megahertz. (266MHz),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_chipsets

I have seen websites offering DDR Sdram at 400MHz for this board.
Maybe there is a BIOS update, I don't know. But going with the standard BIOS program that is installed, and info for the Intel 845G support, I would say this = No.

Processor Front Side Bus (FSB) support is either 400MHz, or 533MHz.
Ram memory typically operates at HALF of the Processor's FSB.

That would be 200MHz (PC1600), or 266MHz (PC2100), respectively.

[Half of 533 = 266.5
It's just rounded down to 266 ]

Can you read a manufacturer's label on the ram memory modules?
If so post what you see in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[Sometimes when upgrading ram memory, it may take you to turn the computer completely off, and wait 1 minute. Then turn it on, and let it run for a couple of minutes, then turn it off. Wait 1 minute, turn it back on.

IF, the motherboard does have SPD, and IF, the Ram Memory has SPD, it may take a couple of 'Cold Boots', for BIOS to recognize the Ram Memory.

Some of the old mobo's were just like that.
{MOtherBOard ]

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4GBram Install But disply 2.75 GB


Sometimes it is possible that the full memory will not be seen unless the properties are opened to check. Please also check if the installed memory was of the right memory capacity.

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How many slots for dram chipsets? For AZ11/ AZ31 motherboard? Thanks!


FIC AZ11 (First International Computer {Inc}

3 Ram Memory slots.
Supports SDR Sdram at 100MegaHertz, or 133MHz. (PC100, and PC133 respectively)

Maximum Total Amount is 1.5GB
Maximum Amount for EACH ram memory slot is 512MB. (1/2GB.)

Uses the VIA KT133 motherboard chipset,
(Northbridge - VIA VT8363
Southbridge - VIA VT82C686A/B)

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

Socket A processor socket for AMD processors. (Also referred to as Socket 462)

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/fic-az11.html#


FIC AZ31

3 Ram Memory slots
Same type of ram memory as above, same total amount, and amount for each ram memory slot.

Uses the VIA KT133A motherboard chipset.
(Northbridge - VT8363A
Southbridge - VT82C686B

Socket A processor socket.

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

http://www.baber.com/baber/411/fic_az31.htm

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Installed 4 G of RAM. Installed Windows 7. Only 3 G RAM Usable


Hi,
To recognize more than 3GB of RAM you will need a 64 bit version of the operating system. If you install Windows 7 32 bit (normal for most users) you will only see 3.
You should have both versions of Windows 7 (32bit and 64 bit) on your installation disk. However you will need a 64 bit capable processor to install it. Otherwise 3GB of RAM for a 32 bit operating system is more than enough.

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Where do i put he memory


From the manufacturer's web-site:

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=557

look at the "green" slots in the picture of the motherboard.
That's where the RAM goes -- note that the RAM has a "notch" that is *NOT* in the "centre" of the stick; so, the RAM only fits *ONE* way into the slot.

On that web-page, it says:

• Supports six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR SDRAMs.
• Supports up to 3GB memory size.
• Supports DDR400/DDR333/DDR266/DDR200 SDRAM
Note: PC3200 (DDR400) maximum 4 banks only.

So, if you buy DDR400 RAM, the maximum is 2GB (2 sticks @ 1GB/stick); if you buy DDR33 RAM, the maximum is 3GB (3 sticks @ 1GB/stick).


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Some boards like my Dell 8400 will take 4GB and use it all but the motherboard only recognizes 3GB, so if your unsure you might be able to go to the computer manufacturer website, go to support, type in the info for the computer you have and they should tell you what that board is capable of.
Hope this helps, good luck

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Hey,

Yes, here are the details

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