My motherboard is not seeing the 1gig stick of ram that I am trying to use. When trying to start it gives out a long beep indicating that there is no ram in the comp. The ram is a DDR266 1074 stick which is what the board is supposed to support. It works fine with the 256mb stick I am trying to replace. The 1gig stick is not faulty, it works in anothe comp just fine.
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Re: 1Gig not found
You may also need to clear the cmos settings as the ram timing and detection may need to be cleared.
JBAT1 or CLRCMOS or RTC or refer to the motherboard manual for clearing the cmos, re insert your new ram and try again, although you need to set the time and date again.
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IF THE SYSTEM SAYS YOU HAVE 1GB RAM THAN YOU HAVE 1 GIG OF RAM, EVEN THOU SOMEONE TOLD YOU YOU HAD 2-512MG=1GB.
HERE IS HOW I SEE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING YOU HAVE 2-DDR-2 1 GIG STICKS THAT MEAN IF 1 IS INSTALLED THAN YOU HAVE 1 GB AND IF YOU COULD GET 2 STICKS WORKING TOGETHER THAN YOU WOULD HAVE 2GB RAM.
1 CHIP SET = 1GB RAM
2 CHIP SET = 2GB RAM
YOU MOTHERBOARD MAY NOT ALLOW THAT MUCH RAM, OR WHAT I MEAN THE BIOS MAKE UP THE AMOUNT OF RAM.
TO RULE OUT ANY BAD CHIP SETS OR GOOD RAM OR BAD RAM.
TAKE THE PEACE OF RAM THAT IS WORKING OUT AND REPLACE IT WITH THE OTHER PEACE AND SEE IF IT WILL RUN.
IF IT WORKS THAN LEAVE THAT ONE IN PLACE AND INSTALL THE SECOND PEACE IN THE SECOND SLOT.
IF BOTH CHIP SET ARE GOOD THAN BOTH SHOULD WORK OKAY TOGETHER.
IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, IT MAYBE SOME DUST IN THE MEMORY LOTS
OR THE SLOT MAYBE DAMAGED.
THE CHIP DESIGN LAYOUT MAYBE THE OPPOSITE SIDE, THIS MAY MEANS THE CHIPS MAY FACE EACH OTHER, OR FACE OUTWARD FROM EACH OTHER.
What do you mean? You want to see if your memo reach 3Gigs because you put 3gigs on it? If thats the case, maybe the video share by your motherboard is almost 1gig? [do you have an outboard video card?] if none, thats what Im talking about[maybe the video share by your motherboard is almost 1gig]