Question about EliteGroup P4M800-M7 Motherboard

2 Answers

Will 800Mhz/667Mhz ram work?

I tried installing some 800Mhz speed RAM but it didnt work (because it isnt compatible with the motherboard). After this, I tried some 667Mhz ram that I had lying around, again it didnt work. Should the 667Mhz RAM have worked? Has this permanently damaged the motherboard? The motherboard wouldnt start with the 800Mhz ram, it powered on for half a second then turned off.

Posted by on

  • 7 more comments 
  • sebastian_sc Dec 20, 2008

    The board was made by EliteGroup and it's model is P4M800-M7. The board has 2 sockets, each for DDR2 (DIMM) each labeled 667. The computer turned on and quickly turned off whenever tried the RAM with the higher bus. It could be a problem which is unrelated to the RAM but I'm not sure what it could be.

  • sebastian_sc Dec 20, 2008

    Thanks Howard, I think the problem is unrelated to the RAM. My mistake, the motherboard was the P4M900T-M2 (the distributor had the wrong code listed) and it does support DDR2 RAM. I replaced the 800Mhz RAM with some RAM that was indicated as compatible but I get the same problem. Here is exactly what happens:

    When the computer is powered up with only the motherboard, power supply, cpu, cpu fan and RAM installed it turns on momentarily (20ms) and then turns off. The fans will start spinning and the led fan will light up before turning off. It will then no longer turn and and you have to reset the psu (turn it off an on) before it will turn on at all again.


  • sebastian_sc Dec 20, 2008

    Yes, the computer is brand new, all the parts are brand new

  • sebastian_sc Dec 20, 2008

    I now have just the bare-bones system running, no HDD or CD drives connected.

  • sebastian_sc Dec 20, 2008

    Yes, I have tried re-installing the motherboard and the 4 pin connector is plugged in, im going to try switching the psu with a better one (one which I know that works)

  • sebastian_sc Dec 21, 2008

    Problem solved!
    I removed the psu that I was using for this computer and the system started normally. I then purchased a new psu at the best buy down the road and it worked as well so I'm thinking it was just a psu problem. Thanks Howard and everyone else for your help! It was really stressful :S

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I tried installing some DDR 333Mhz speed RAM but it didnt work (because it
    isnt compatible with the motherboard). After this, I tried some DDR 266
    ram that I had lying around, again it didnt work. Should the 667Mhz RAM
    have worked? Has this permanently damaged the motherboard? The
    motherboard wouldnt start with the 800Mhz ram, it powered on for half a
    second then turned off.

  • Howard Lester May 11, 2010

    If you could plug it into the socket it should have worked.All the ram types have different socket configurations.Both the rams you tried are DDR2 and the 800 ram would simply had defaulted to the lower speed of the bus if the speed was 667mhz.How many ram slots does your board have?

  • George Bill
    George Bill May 11, 2010

    all boards are different, we need the specs on the board, is it ddr1,2 or.3, what is the specific ram it uses. how many pins etc, name model of board is paramount, then it can be diagnosed.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 679 Answers

Yere is what I think happened, the memory in the board is messed up from trying too many different things, you need to clear the CMOS, then put in the right memory and don't keep messing with it or you will eventually fry it. Shut the power down, and pull out the plug,"or it still gets power", then take the jumper near the battery the round silver battery, and "clear" it, you manual will tell you or look online before you start, usually you move it over 1 pin and the put it back, remove the battery, don't force it, it will just pop out if you press on the little clip on the edge, wait 5 minutes and replace it. When you are done you will have to go into the bios again and put your setings back in, time date etc, that is where your settings are saved when you clear the cmos u clear the settings. Tell me if it starts. be back in a bit

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 20, 2008

    I didn't realise you were being helped, you are in good hands, later, Gym

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 341 Answers

I checked the site and downloaded the manual and the board takes straight DDR not DDR2. This may or may not be true because they may have made the board in a newer revision that uses DDR2. It seems unusual to me that your could get the DDR2 ram in that board since the slots are different on every version of ram.The manual I have here is for motherboard Version 3.1.Is yours the same? Here is the page address if yuo want to download the manual. Keep me posted on this one if you will.I want to help you solve this.

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=548&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Manual&MenuID=44&LanID=0

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • 4 more comments 
  • Howard Lester Dec 20, 2008

    Is this a new install?

  • Howard Lester Dec 20, 2008

    Is the hard drive SATA or IDE?

  • Howard Lester Dec 20, 2008

    we should try to set up a chat

  • Howard Lester Dec 20, 2008

    I the motherboard installed in the case? If it is remove it and put it back together outside of the case. I have seen many times where the brass standoffs are either in the wrong place or one too many and they short the board out.Also, you have the 4 pin connector that powers the processor installed right? Located just above the power coils on the board.

  • Howard Lester Dec 20, 2008

    good idea keep me posted.

  • Howard Lester Dec 20, 2008

    Keep me posted

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have use intel d102ggc2 motherboard and it support 2gb ddr2 667mhz why?


The motherboard supports an Intel processor, with Up To, an 800MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (800MHz FSB)

Ram memory typically operates at half of the Processor's,
FSB frequency rate. ('Speed')

If you have a Processor with an 800MHz FSB, typically you would want ram memory that operates at 400MHz.

Ram memory at 533MHz is pushing it. Still operates at 533MegaHertz, though.

[Mega = Approximately 1 Million

Hertz stands for Cycles per Second. Named after a man with the last name of Hertz.

Frequency rate is proper speak.
'Speed' is slang brought out by Intel advertising, so everyone could understand better.
'Speed' = Frequency Rate.

DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz?
Means it can operate, UP TO ,a frequency rate of 667 Million Cycles per Second ]

I'll bet your DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz, is clocked down.
Bet it isn't running at 667MHz. More like 533MHz.

Have you used CPU-Z to find out? (Free)

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

Need help downloading, installing, or using CPU-Z, post in a Comment.
Also will explain what you are looking at.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 04, 2012 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

1 Answer

I have an asus m2n mx (windsor) motherboard and an amd athlon x2 3600+ processor . . . i have a pair of 667mhz 512MB (total 1GB) ram and a pair of 800mhz 1GB (total 2GB). . grand total(3 GB) . . My problem...


The manual for your motherboard states:

For dual-channel memory configuration (2), you may:

• install identical DIMMs in all four sockets OR

• install an identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (yellow

sockets) and another identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A2 and

DIMM_B2 (black sockets)

* Always use identical DDR2 DIMM pairs for dual-channel model. For

optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.

Sep 11, 2011 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

1 Answer

I have an Acer Aspire M1800, DDR2 667mhz, 2GB ----- If I install a DDR2 800mhz RAM will it work OK?


Yes it will work BUT the RAM will only run at 667MHz and not at 800MHz because it is controlled by the motherboard clock.

Sep 05, 2011 | Motherboards

2 Answers

Does ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 Motherboard supports DDR2 800mhz ram.?i'am havin 1gb ddr2 667mhz ram and i want to add 2gb 800mhz ram to it


Hello Tarun - No it doesn't. It would run OK but you would not gain any performance as the ram will only run at the same 667 MHz.

The limitation of RAM speed is dictated by the specs of the Intel 945 Chipset the motherboard is based on. But certainly add more ram, especially if your running Windows Vista or Windows 7 which both need at least two GB of RAM to perform well.

Happy upgrading and thanks for using Fix Ya.

Mikeywaf

Mar 21, 2011 | ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 Motherboard

1 Answer

I have a laptop of compaq brand whose modle no is presario C700 in which intel celeron microprocessor is installed. 512 MB ram is installed i want to update it 4 improving its speed. i want to setup a...


I found the manual on the net that gives you instructions on replacing components if you're not sure how, it can be found here.

RAM upgrade
The Compaq Presario C700 uses DDR2 Laptop RAM as shown below.
slasher_x_11.jpg The motherboard of the Presario C700 has two RAM slots, one of them will be occupied by the 512MB RAM (running at 667MHz) module you have at present. This leaves one more that can accomodate a DDR2 667Mhz card of up to 1GB or you could get two 1GB DDR2 800MHz (the faster DDR2) cards and remove the 512 leaving you with a wopping 4GB of memory, that'll definately speed it up. Just remember the Presario C700 can only have up to 2GB of RAM so don't go higher than that or Windows will not boot for some reason.

Processor upgrade
The Presario C700 supports any Socket P, Core 2 Duo or Pentiun Dual Core chips. The fastest processor you can get is the Intel T8300 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Processor with 3MB L2 cache and an 800MHz FSB

For a full list of compatible processors go to page 9 of the user manual found here.


Jan 11, 2011 | HP Motherboards

2 Answers

Can I use Kingston 1GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2


I would assume that specific module would work, although it is not found on the QVL list from ECS for 1GB.. Most Kingston memory is pretty good with compatibility... However, in some cases, some motherboards will have trouble with the type of RAM you put into it. I would try to follow the spec from ECS listed HERE.

In the worst case, most retail stores will allow you to return the module and exchange it for another one if it does not work in your system.

Hope this helps!

Thanks for using FixYa!

Jun 30, 2010 | EliteGroup ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0)...

1 Answer

800MHz Dual Channel RAM on Intel D945GNT


YES U CAN BUT IT WILL ONLY RUN AT 667MHz.RichardM69

Nov 30, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

1 Answer

Buying RAM


Ok first off, you're right. 4GB at 1200MHz would be ideal, but there's only one problem. Alot of computers don't have a 1.2GHz front side bus.. so even though the ram can run at that speed if you're frontside or backside bus can't keep up it's pointless. Fist figure out how fast your FSB (front side bus) is and buy your ram accordingly. Ideally, 1GB at 1.2GHz will out perform 2GB's of 667MHz. But there are other variables to consider, but i'll spare you the essay.
Also keep in mind, if you're replacing ALL the old ram in your system then you'll see a nice performance gain, but if you're only adding to your existing ram, the new ram stick(s) will only run as fast as your old ram.. so if you have a stick of 1GB at 667MHz, but buy two new 2 GB's at 800MHz, the new sticks will only run at 667MHz, because ALL your ram must run in sync. 
Hope i answered your question!
Ciza

Oct 30, 2008 | Motherboards

1 Answer

Hi i have a ram issue


specs for motherboard mach speed venom
Memory type ddr2 sdram
Memory slots 2 X 240 pin slots
Supported ram 800mhz 533mhz 400mhz 667mhz
I dont know if this will assist you in sorting problem out

Aug 02, 2008 | Mach Speed VENOM MSA2-6100V Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all EliteGroup P4M800-M7 Motherboard Questions

EliteGroup P4M800-M7 Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

930 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top EliteGroup Motherboards Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Are you an EliteGroup Motherboard Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...