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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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    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.

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    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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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 Peripherals
Computer Security
Computer Software
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And,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

Click on the headings at the top;
Case, (Computer cases), Cooling, CPU, (Processor), Input, Memory, etc.

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Nov 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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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 ]

Jul 11, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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HOW MUCH DDR2 MEMORY FOR LAPTOP


Referring to a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 series of Notebook PC:

According to the Service Manual;

1) The Maximum Total Amount of Ram Memory depends on the Northbridge chipset used.
(System Controller. Intel)

If it is an Intel GM965 chipset, the maximum total amount is 4GigaByte. (4GB)
If it is an Intel GL960 chipset, the maximum total amount is 2GB.

Northbridge chipset (Or System Controller)

The Northbridge chipset was aptly named so, because of the general location of the chipset on the motherboard.
It is generally located under the Processor.

(The Southbridge chipset is located further 'South' on the motherboard)

The Northbridge chipset handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-Speed graphics.

High-speed graphics being AGP or PCI-Express.
Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card installed into a PCI slot is NOT high-speed graphics.

This is handled by the Southbridge chipset.
The Southbridge chipset handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard diagram;

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

Information on the Northbridge (computing),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_%28computing%29


Information on the Intel GM965, and GL960 chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_Mobile_chipsets

Look under the heading Chipset at GL960.
Looking across you can see that the chipset supports;

1) DDR2 Sdram that is either 533MegaHertz, or 677MHz. (SO-DIMM ram memory for laptops)
2) Supports up to 3GB

[ Your laptop has TWO ram memory slots. The primary, or Main ram memory slot, (Outside edge), and the Optional ram memory slot, (Inside towards the middle)

There are No 1.5GB ram memory modules. ('Stick')
This is why 2GB is the maximum with the Intel GL960 chipset.

Install one 2GB ram memory module in the Main ram memory compartment,
OR,
Install one 1GB ram memory module, in the main ram memory compartment, and one 1GB ram memory module in the Optional ram memory compartment ]


Now look under the Chipset heading at GM965.
1) Supports DDR2 Sdram at either 533MHz, or 677MHz.
2) Supports up to 4GB.

How to know what Northbridge (System Controller) chipset your laptop uses?
Use CPU-Z from CPUID.com

Information on CPU-Z on Wikipedia,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU-Z


CPU-Z,

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z/versions-history.html

If you need guidance in downloading, installing, and using CPU-Z, hit me up in a Comment.

Download page for the free Service Manual, for the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 series of Notebook PC's,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-toshiba

Scroll down with your eyes to the heading - Satellite Pro
Go across, and click on - L300

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on - L300 - it may take up to 30 seconds before you will see the first page come up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

Have questions I'm right here.

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You can tell your friends about your new found knowledge}

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 12, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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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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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.

Apr 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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.

Mar 08, 2010 | MSI PT880 Neo FSR Motherboard

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Ram again


Go to your google search bar and type in SIW, download and run it. In the left hand column, scroll down to the hardware section and click on memory. It will tell you how much you have and how much your motherboard is capable of handling.
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

May 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I CAN UPGRADE MEMORY IN MOTHERBOARD FIC AM35, TO DDR (2)512M 444MHZ


Hey,

Yes, here are the details

Memory Max Supported RAM2 GB Memory TypeDDR SDRAM Supported RAM Speeds100 MHz · 133 MHz Number of Memory Slots2 x 184 Pin DIMMs Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks, Ekse

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