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My Syntax S635MP motherboard can't take more RAM

I bought a computer from my boss about a year and a half ago which he built himself. It only had about 256 MB of RAM (total) on it so I decided to upgrade. I opened it up to get the original RAM chip and look at the motherboard (which I discovered is the SYNTAX S635MP model), then proceeded to go and buy the appropriate RAM chips for it. When I got the chips (two of them at 512 MB each) and installed them, my computer had a nervous breakdown and slowed to a dead crawl! (If that!). When I installed just one of the chips, my computer worked just fine. Is it a problem (as I have heard) with my processor speed? If so, what then is the solution? (I have Windows 2000 professional as an operating system, and have noticed that BIOS is dated at 2003 when I see it in the start-up information).

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  • myattacksubs Jan 01, 2009

    Chiploon, thanks for trying but it really has nothing to do with the RAM chips which I purchased. (Nor with the one which came with the computer). Both new chips worked just fine, and obviously, there was could not have been anything wrong with the original as I would not have had any RAM to start with at all if there were. Also, as the computer could only take one chip of RAM (they were 523 MB each), I took the other back to the store and got a refund. No, this either has something to do with processor speed (which I read on another forum) or something else entirely, and I am just trying to use the process of elimination to find out what it is. Thanks for the effort, however.

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Hi,
It is highly probable the the other chip ( also known as Memory / RAM ) is faulty, hence causing the system to stop working.

Take out the working one and put in the other RAM. if the system does not startup, it is the RAM issue.

Nothing to do with BIOS or Windows 2000.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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    Chip Loon Ng Jan 01, 2009

    Hi,

    Thank you for the clarification. :)

    Based on your detailed description, a BIOS update maybe required to bypass the RAM limitation.

    However Syntax does not support anymore for this board.

    Processor should not be a problem. If it is, the system cannot even start up.




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The bios is not the problem either there was a problem with the poolers on the s635mp boards and you check this post http://www.bluesfear.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16506 i have the same board and it was fine for awhile then blue screen here we go

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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