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Bad RAM slot on HP motherboard

I have an HP Pavilion, 5 months out of warranty, and the #1 memory slot seems to have died. I've swapped out RAM chips and it's definitely the slot (or some other hardware issue), not the chip. In the BIOS it thinks the slot is empty.

The board is an ECS MCP61PM-HM, which HP calls a Nettle-GL8E.

I could live with 3 gigs instead of four since I'm running a 32-bit version of Vista, but it takes forever to boot, I assume because it's running a RAM check over and over before timing out after 20 minutes or so. Is there some hardware solution to this short of swapping out the motherboard? If not, I'll see if there's a RAM check I can turn off in the BIOS, but I hate to lose that function.

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If the memory slot isn't recognizing any memory you stick in there then the motherboard has to be replaced.

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1 short beep 1 long beep on hp pavilion elite m9458f pc


that means there is a memory problem,if you recently installed something inside of the case or tried to clean it ,that you might have displaced,or jared the memory loose,try to pull each 1 out seperatly and clean the contacts with 90% isopropyle alcohol and a lint free rag,let dry for a min. then reinstall into same slot,when you have done that,try to boot,if it still doesnt boot then you have bad ram.

Jul 30, 2012 | HP (5185-6477) Motherboard

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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 | Motherboards

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I have a 512 DDR2 (533 FSB) RAM in one of my slot in Intel D102GGC2 Mother board,can i put a 2 GB DDR2 ram in another slot.If yes then What FSB will match and what is the maximum capacity of ram per slot?


This motherboard will support maximum 2 GB of total system memory. so configuration is should be 1GB + 1GB or one 2GB in one slot. If you attempt to install 2GB + 512MB, this is unsupported. but you can try if might the system can read it or not. there is no serious problem for installing memory exceed than maximum system memory...
Memory supported is DDR2 533 Mhz and DDR2 400 MHz...(sometimes on the market DDR2 533 will described as module name PC2-4200 and DDR2 400 as PC2 3200)

Aug 10, 2011 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

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What are the functions of its parts?


1) Motherboard Diagram, (Proper computer speak for motherboard is Mainboard. I just use Mobo.
MOtherBOard)

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

2) Soyo SY-KT400 Dragon Ultra - motherboard diagram,

http://techreport.com/articles.x/4139


CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
The 'Brain' of the computer.

The Processor sits in a processor socket.
The processor socket for the Soyo SY-KT400 is a Socket A. Also known as Socket 462.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_462


The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip.

The motherboard chipset for the Soyo SY-KT400 is the VIA KT400 - Northbridge chip, and the VIA VT8235 - Southbridge chip.

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


The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of the computer.

The Northbridge chip determines what Processors can be supported, what Ram Memory can be supported, and High-Speed graphics.

High-Speed graphics being AGP and PCI Express, not a graphics card installed in a PCI slot, nor Integrated Graphics.

The Processor communicates with the Northbridge chip through the Front Side Bus. (FSB)
Think of the FSB as an 'Information Highway'.

The Northbridge chip communicates TO the Southbridge chip through the Internal Bus.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of the computer.

The Southbridge chip handles IDE, SATA, USB, Ethernet, Integrated Graphics, and the PCI bus.
(As in a graphics card installed in a PCI expansion slot, for one example)

Also handles information from the Super I/O chipset.
The Soyo SY-KT400 - Super I/O chipset is a VIA VT1211

There are 5 PCI slots. All connected to the PCI bus, which is connected to the Super I/O chipset.


Click on this link,

http://techreport.com/articles.x/4139/2

Scroll down a little bit to the photo of the Soyo SY-KT400 motherboard.

A) At the top middle is the Processor socket. White in color, rectangular in shape, square hole in the middle, and socket holes on it.

To the immediate left of the Processor socket are 8 Electrolytic Capacitors in a row.
These capacitors are Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors. (Used all over the motherboard)

These particular 8 are part of the motherboard voltage regulator circuit.
Specifically, voltage regulation for the Processor.

B) To the right of the Processor socket are three long Black Ram Memory slots. (Proper computer speak for Slot, is Bank. 3 Ram Memory Banks)

C) The Blue and the White connectors to the right of the Ram Memory slots are IDE connectors.
One for the Harddrive, the other one for the optical drive/s.

D) Underneath the Processor is the Northbridge chip. There is a clear fan sitting on it.

E) The large square Black chip with VIA on it, below the Ram Memory slots, and to the right of the purple PCI slots, is the Southbridge chip.

F) The 5 purple long slots are PCI expansion slots.

G) To the right of the bottom purple PCI slot is the CMOS battery.

H) Above the purple PCI slots is a brown AGP slot.
Uses AGP 8X graphics cards

Nov 29, 2010 | Soyo KT400 Chipset MotherboardAMD Socket A...

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Asus motherboard


This issue can be solved if you swap your memory chips(RAM chips inserted in slots).. If you have two chips and slots then try interchanging it and try to boot with only one RAM chip.. Later shut down your computer and add the other chip if it works.. If you are using only one chip, then try the same chip in the other slot and boot.. It fixed for me a couple of times..


Cheers

Jan 09, 2010 | ASUS Motherboards

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About my ram of p4m800-m7 rev 3.1 i have a 512mb ram already installed and i buy a new ram with a 1gb size and i would like to install it but my question is is it okay to put them together? my 512mb ram is...


The black rectangular chips on the side, or sides, of the ram module are DRAM chips. Dynamic Random Access Memory.

('Chip' is slang term to denote IC, or Integrated Circuit)

Each Dram chip is of a specific size, (or can be said as Amount)
There are manufacturers who make the Dram chips, and then the chips are used by the ram memory manufacturer.

Doesn't matter how the Dram chips are arranged. The ram memory manufacturer could put them all of one side, if they designed it that way.

1.Your motherboard will support, (Use), DDR at 333Mhz, or DDR at 400MegaHertz.
(PC2700 and PC3200, respectively)

2.The ram memory module must use 2.5 Volts.
(JEDEC has set the voltage standard for DDR Sdram at 2.5 Volts, so no worries here. Only time to check this, is if you have some High performance ram, that may be set to use a higher voltage)

3.It must be Non-ECC ram, and Unbuffered.

4.Cas Latency should be 2.5 to 3.0 (Ram Timings)

Short solution?

Computer off, and unplugged from power. TOUCH the metal frame of the computer case to relieve your body of Static.

Handle the ram 'sticks' by the body of the stick, and refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins, on the bottom.

If the 512MB stick is in SLOT 1, remove it. Install the 1GB stick in Slot 1. Make SURE it is seated!

(Slot 1, is the ram memory slot that is closest to the Processor. It is the first ram memory slot that the Processor reads)

Leave the computer case open. (Refrain from putting your hands in while the computer is plugged into power)

Plug the computer into power. Wait 30 seconds. Turn the computer on.

Computer boots up? (Starts)
Okay.
Unplug from power. Install the 512MB stick in Slot 2.
Plug into power, wait 30 seconds. Turn the computer on.
Computer boots up?
You're good to go.

1GB ram memory stick is in Slot 1, and the computer does not boot up?
Incompatible ram memory. Remove it. Reinstall the original 512MB stick in Slot 1.

Nov 26, 2009 | EliteGroup P4M800-M7 Motherboard

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Memory problem


First pull cmos cell from motherbord for 10 minutes.
then open processor fan and processor then clean dust from motherbord and all parts then reconnect processor and its fan.
Then refix RAM memory .
then if it beeps so long then most of it is your RAM problem.slot is more time works fine in that case.
Check your RAM in ALL MEMORY MODULE SLOT.

Aug 25, 2009 | HP (D7580-60003) Motherboard

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Is it difficult to replace a motherboard to HP Pavilion dv6000?


To rate it from 1-10. It's a 6.

You got to watch out for the ribbon cables connectors.


Two person will make it easier. The one with good eye sight and small hand should undo the ribbon connectors.


HP DV6000 has many problem with bad video chip problem.


The only way to fix it cheap is to swap the board.


Jul 09, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000 Motherboard

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DDR2's only showing half installed RAM


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.
OR
THE CHIP DESIGN LAYOUT MAYBE THE OPPOSITE SIDE, THIS MAY MEANS THE CHIPS MAY FACE EACH OTHER, OR FACE OUTWARD FROM EACH OTHER.

ROD

Mar 14, 2009 | EliteGroup P4M800-M7 Motherboard

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MSI P7N Diamond board memory problems


this may be a bois issue and you have to go in and make changes to the spd file, epp, xmp, according to an articale i was reading that the guide line setup by the jedec group allow the motherboard manufacture set it up to 800 and anything over 800 will not be recongnized because there is no standard out there the company can go in and change the bandwidth or tweak it and say there chip can produce 1300mhz and the chip may produce 1333mhs, also can go in and adjust the temp. of the cpu and that will change the speed also.

the memory slots on the motherboard are the most important and that is where you want the most ram it can support in the motherboard configuration, when you start trying to use slots 3 and 4 your are making the machine work harder than it should have to. lets say you have a board that allows 4gb per slots and you can use 1 or 2, or both shots you are going to get the best performance with the lesser amount of curcuitry the system has to use, lets say you have motherboard that supports 4 dimm slots and you put 1gb per slot your machine will do 4x more work and slow your system down 4x or even 4fold,

some company are going to tell the custome what they want you to hear. just look at the speed performance over all, more conponet more work for the machine to perform, less componet better performance, memory 1 stick or 4 sticks, just think.

if you are sharing you vedio memory than add 1 gb on top of you system ram.

i have hp notebook it cam with 2gb ram and it can share up to 800 mg vedio ram, so the manufacture said you can either run 3gb or 4gb of memory, the cost between 1 stick of memory pair of match one were about the same price, hp price was about 100.00 dollars, that 100.00 dollars each peace.
kingston same memory memory bought for hp computer manufacture and they put there label on it. kingston memory matching pair or set # are inseqaence or following numbet sets were about 69.00 to 75.00 lifetime warrenty threw kingston verses hp one year from date of purchase.so i got 2gb x 2 chip total of 4gb daul channel memory.
go on line compair pricing with other venders
memory.com or type in memory chip in theinternet address bar.

anything over 800 mhz is being considered overclocking.

anything you push beyond the normal operating speed is going to be considered overclocking and void on part from the manufacture so is it worth overclocking to shorten the life of your product.

candymangandy

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