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I have an IBM Motherboard Rev 1.6 with p4 2.4ghz processor. 2 memory slots. i cant find anywhere on the net what the highest stick of ram i can install on this motherboard

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    Are you able to see anything else on the motherboard like a Part number?

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Have you tried IBM website look at the spec for the machine ????

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HP IPIBL-LB starts and stops etc.


David,

FOLLOWING Anti-Static Precautions?

OK.
Using a decent light, what shape are the Electrolytic Capacitors on?

There are Solid Polymer Capacitors. One on one side of the Processor, and 3 on the other side,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01324212#N155

Those little 'cans' have a Red mark on one side, on the top.
Others used have a Blue mark.

Not talking about those. If they were bad you'd know it. They explode like miniature grenades, and throw shrapnel all over inside the computer case.

Referring to the Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors,

A) http://capacitorlab.com/visible-failures/index.htm

B) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lut7MX5Dd_A

Did you install the 2 -2GB 'stick's in the Blue Ram Memory slots?
Reasoning?

Slot 1, or also known as DIMM 1; is the first blue Ram Memory slot that is closest to the Processor.
The Processor reads what is in Slot 1 first. MUST be a Ram Memory module ('Stick') in Slot 1.

Most prefer to run Ram Memory in a Dual Channel configuration; so the other Ram Memory module should be in Slot 3.

Do you have the old Ram Memory?

Cleaned under Mobo;

The motherboard is mounted to a Support Plate.
The Support Plate can be a separate metal plate, or is an integral part of the computer case.

Mounting of motherboard TO Support Plate is accomplished by plastic Spacers, or metal Standoff/s.

If metal Standoff's are used, and ARE able to be moved, is there one that is in the wrong place? Not matched up to a motherboard mounting hole?
If one is (Or more) it can touch the exposed solder joints, on the bottom of the motherboard, and cause a Short Circuit.

Most of the time removal, or placing to a motherboard mounting hole, will allow the motherboard to work again.

Post back in a Comment.

(If yourself, or someone did Not follow Anti-Static Precautions; when handling the motherboard/working on computer, you may be looking at a pile of junk, now )

Regards,
joecoolvette


Feb 27, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have an old acre desk top that I use purely for music. It has 2 512 DDR 3 ram sticks that is replaced with 2 1gb sticks and it won't boot with them so I put the original ones back in and no go. I ha


Sounds like you static shocked a stick. You should always be grounded when handling components. Try putting in only 2@512m sticks at a time until computer boots to find the bad stick. Also,when it boots,check memory size at bootup.Make sure it sees 1G

Dec 28, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Need a manual for an HP Compaq dc5100 pc


Really? It should be in Slot 1. (DIMM 1)
A Processor reads Slot 1 first.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12145_na/12145_na.HTML

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3DHP%2BCompaq%2Bdc5100&w=160&h=120&imgurl=www.bing.com%2Fimages%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DHP%2BCompaq%2Bdc5100%26id%3D31AB48C49864E0586ACBE43C91C8A90B5517029C%23focal%3D0e9e115518bbca8a6cb3876be5fca118%26amp%3Bfurl%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252ffarm3.staticflickr.com%252f2223%252f2386577295_768b047fea_z.jpg&size=&name=search&rcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fimages%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DHP%2BCompaq%2Bdc5100%26id%3D31AB48C49864E0586ACBE43C91C8A90B5517029C%23focal%3D0e9e115518bbca8a6cb3876be5fca118%26amp%3Bfurl%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252ffarm3.staticflickr.com%252f2223%252f2386577295_768b047fea_z.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fimages%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DHP%2BCompaq%2Bdc5100%26id%3D31AB48C49864E0586ACBE43C91C8A90B5517029C%23focal%3D0e9e115518bbca8a6cb3876be5fca118%26amp%3Bfurl%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252ffarm3.staticflickr.com%252f2223%252f2386577295_768b047fea_z.jpg&p=HP+Compaq+dc5100&type=&no=2&tt=115&oid=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fimages%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D4788283556430266%26id%3Dcdd071ddf643fd3563a54323e0328aeb&***=HP+Compaq+dc5100+20080404081+%7C+Flickr+-+Photo+Sharing%21&sigr=16pkmjpub&sigi=16irimlt9&sigb=11q4rp0eh&fr=moz35

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-COMPAQ-DC5100-SOCKET-775-MOTHERBOARD-376570-001WITH-PENTIUM-4-2-8-GHZ-CPU-/320920013390?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4ab852ca4e


Scroll down to the larger photos of the motherboard.

Notice how the one Black ram memory slot is closer to the Processor?
That is Slot 1.

Keep the ram memory in the same color of ram memory slots.

Note*
IF you have the SAME ram memory modules ('Stick') in the Black slots, you will be running the ram memory in a dual channel configuration.

Same thing for the white ram memory slots.

Most generally the ram memory 'sticks' are bought from the same manufacturer, so as to guarantee they are indeed the same.

Same 'speed' (Frequency rate, actually)
Same voltage used
Same ram timings
Same chip configuration

Having the two LIKE ram memory modules installed in a dual channel configuration, allows them to team up on the task at hand.

Purported to speed up the ram memory functions greatly.
Up to 30 percent.

This has found out to be bullsticks.
The actual increase is more like 1 to 2 percent.
Nothing to write home to Mom about.

(Tom's Hardware used MANY different motherboards, ram memory, processors, and associated hardware, and tested different ram memory.
All came to the same conclusion. 1 to 2 percent increase.
Why do gamers use dual channel configuration?
1 to 2 percent increase. EVERY little bit helps)

I using a dual channel configuration for your motherboard, two LIKE ram memory modules are installed in Slots 1 and 3, (Black)

Have four LIKE ram memory modules? They go in Slots 2 and 4.
(White)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 01, 2012 | HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor PC...

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Fiteed new quad core CPU and 4gb of Ram, when started up getting no signal detected on the monitor. Can anyone help?


Let's back up a second.

A) What HP model is it? (P/N. Product Number. Back of desktop computer tower)
B) What model number of Intel quad core is it?
C) What are the manufacturer ID number/letters on the ram memory module/s?

I need to know what Northbridge chip is used on the motherboard, to know if it will support the particular Intel quad core you're trying to use.
This I can hopefully obtain from HP Support, by looking at the specifications for the motherboard.

(This technology does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip is part of the motherboard chipset.
So aptly named, because on a desktop computer motherboard it sits to the 'North', for one.
(Under the Processor)

[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

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

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

AGP and PCI-Express are high-speed graphics technology.
A graphics card plugged into a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, is Not high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard Diagram;

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

List of Intel Chipsets, and more specifically the one's that can handle Intel quad core processors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Secondly;
Make sure the Ram Memory you installed is Compatible.
If the motherboard supports 4GB of ram, make sure it is in the correct ram slots if using two sticks of ram, or four sticks.

There HAS to be a ram memory module ('Stick') in Slot 1. (DIMM 1)
EACH ram memory slot has a Maximum Amount.

For example if there are 4 ram slots, and the Maximum Total Amount of ram memory is 4GB, each ram slot may have a maximum of 1GB.
It may, or may not be that you can use Slot 1 and Slot 2, and use two 2GB sticks.

Third:
Always go slow when upgrading.
Install the Processor first, boot the computer up, see how it works.

THEN shut the computer down, unplug from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions, and install 2GB of ram memory.

Works?
Install the other 2GB.
BIOS has to recognize the changes.

Fourth:
Are you sure your Power Supply is adequate to support the quad core, and the added ram memory?

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 24, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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What kind of motherboard is in my acer aspire AST 180-UA381B- It has 4 RAM slots and when i tried to add the 3rd it whent nuts with beeps


The motherboard for the Acer Aspire t180-UA381B desktop computer, is supposed to be based on the Foxconn AM2 MCP61S series of motherboards.

Based on one of these two with some small modifications,

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/chipset.aspx?socket_id=en-us0000007&chipset_id=en-us0000090&Socket=Socket+AM2&Chipset=MCP61S

(You can click on Specifications for each motherboard, then click on the photo of the motherboard to enlarge.
After clicking it takes a second, then a small window comes up on the left. Click on the Maximize icon. { Icon to the left of the Red X)

There are Four ram memory slots.

2 of the ram memory slots make up one Channel.
The other 2 ram memory slots make up the other Channel.

When you use ram memory that has the SAME specifications, in the SAME channel, you are using the ram memory in Dual Channel.

[ And I mean the SAME.
Sometimes this means from the same manufacturer.

Same type, same frequency rate, {'Speed'}, same density, same chip configuration, same ram timings, same voltage, Unbuffered, and Non-ECC ]

When you install ram memory in a Dual Channel configuration, the two ram memory modules ('Sticks'), 'piggyback' off of each other.
They essentially team up on the task.

In the past this was thought to increase ram memory 'power' up to 30 percent.

Extensive testing has proven this to be a fallacy.
2 to 3 percent is more accurate.

NOW;
The Maximum Total Amount for the motherboard, (Relying, if it does indeed follow the specs of the Foxconn motherboards linked above), is 4GB.

[ According to Acer Support, the above criteria follows suit,

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireT180/AspireT180sp2.shtml ]

EACH ram slot's Maximum Amount is 1GB.

If, perse, you have 1GB in each of the first 2 ram slots that are closest to the Processor, (Same channel. Same color), and are trying to install a ram memory module of 2 GB in the 3rd slot, this isn't going to work.

If you are trying to install a ram memory module that is of a different frequency rate ('Speed'), it may also not work.

Example: DDR2 Sdram at 667Mhz, (PC2-5300), and DDR2 Sdram at 1066MHz, (PC2-8500)

Further example:
You have 2 sticks of PC2-5300 at a 1GB amount in Slots 1 and 2.
You try to install a stick of PC2-6400, or PC2-8500 of 1GB in Slot 3.

Not happening.

BIOS will try to clock down the faster ram memory to the slower ram memory that is installed.
One step up, (PC2-5300 to PC2-6400 for example), may work.

Two steps up will not.
(Example PC2-5300 to PC2-8500)

It also depends on what Processor you have installed.
Ram memory typically operates at half of the FSB frequency rate, that the Processor's FSB does.

According to Acer Support, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor, or an AMD Athlon 64 processor, or an AMD Sempron processor can be installed.

I suggest using CPU-Z from CPUID.com, and find out the exact specs of the hardware inside your computer. (It's free, although they do accept donations}

As stated, Crucial has a good system scan analyzer, but has been found to be unreliable, or doesn't work in some circumstances.

You also need to know the specifications of the ram memory you are installing.

Comparing stock performance ram memory, to high performance ram memory.

Some of the high performance ram memory uses a higher voltage, for one.
For two the ram timings are different.
For three the density of the DRAM chips are different.
For four the Chip Configuration is different.

Just some of the parameters that can vary.

Stock voltage for DDR2 Sdram set by JEDEC at 1.8 Volts.
This is what is set as a default voltage in your computer, for your ram memory.
Use high performance ram memory that may use 2.1 volts, and there's going to be a problem.

Also if you purchased this ram memory from Ebay, good luck.

Need to know WHAT ram memory you have installed in Slot 1 and 2.
Give me any numbers off of the ram memory module that you see, and if there is a manufacturer name.

Same with the ram memory module you are trying to install.
Also would like to know if the two Foxconn mobos, (MOtherBOard), that I linked above, resemble yours.

Post in a Comment.

Aug 14, 2010 | Acer ASPIRE T180-UA381B DESKTOP PC

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If i change the ram stick will my pc reconise it


Yes.

Provided,
1) It is no more than the maximum amount, for that ram memory slot.

2) Adding it, will not go over the Maximum Total Amount for the motherboard.

If this pertains to an Acer Aspire T135 desktop computer,

A) The Maximum Total Amount is 2GB.

B) The Maximum Amount for Each ram memory slot is 1GB.

C) PC3200 is the best you can use.
DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz. (400MHz)

[It can also use PC2100, and PC2700.

DDR Sdram at 266MHz, and DDR Sdram at 333MHz, respectively ]

Once you install the ram memory, BIOS should automatically find it.

If you are only going to use one ram memory module, be sure to put it in Slot 1.
The Processor reads ram memory in Slot 1 first.

[Slot 1 is closest to the Processor.
It may have DIMM 1 printed on the motherboard, next to Slot 1 ]

Jun 21, 2010 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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Motherboard for compaq pcsr5109uk have upgraded to 1,5 GB this adding a 1 GB ram since doing this pc will not boot up,pc has said that the mother board has died this has only started since new ram have...


From what you have stated, the original ram memory was two sticks of 512MB.
It's PC2-5300
(DDR2 Sdram at 667MegaHertz)

When installing ram memory, and installing two sticks with one stick being larger, the larger stick of ram memory is installed in Slot 1.

This is the ram memory slot that is closest to the Processor.
(The Processor reads Slot 1 first)
On the motherboard it has DIMM 1 printed next to Slot 1.

The 1GB stick should go into Slot 1 (DIMM 1), and the 512MB stick should go into Slot 2 (DIMM 2)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01077654&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3457899

Scroll down for the motherboard illustration, and photo.

Won't boot up with the original ram memory installed again?
1) What type, and size of 1GB ram memory did you install?

2) What ram memory slot did you install it in?

3) Did you follow anti-static precautions BEFORE you put your hands inside your computer, and BEFORE you took that ram memory stick out of it's protective anti-static bag?

[Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

You may not even see it, or feel it.
Poof!
No computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer on a table, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame to relieve your body of Static.

{A couch, bed, or directly on a carpet floor are HIGH areas of Static]

Before you answer my questions try this;

If the two sticks of 512MB PC2-5300 are still installed, follow anti-static precautions, and remove them.

Take a pencil eraser, and clean the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of each ram module. (Stick)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg

(The above example is DDR Sdram, not DDR2 Sdram. I posted the link so that the gold plated contacts are clearly shown.

DDR Sdram has 184 contact pins.
92 on each side.
DDR2 Sdram has 240 contact pins.
120 on each side)

Remove the eraser dust with air. Use a can of compressed air for computers, or air pressure from your mouth.

Reinstall the ram memory modules.

Computer unplugged from power, press the Power On button in.
Hold the button in for a count of Five seconds.
(Count 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005)

Let go of the Power On button.
Do this procedure two more times.

What you are doing is clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting BIOS back to the factory settings.

Plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, then turn the computer on.

I await your findings, and answers to my questions.

Jun 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Can I install one (1-gig) memory stick instead of 2 match pairs (only have one) this is to replace two 256 sticks?will it preform at 1 - gig memory


Yes.

The Maximum Total Amount of Ram Memory is 2GB.
(2048MB)
The Maximum Amount for EACH ram slot is 1GB.
(1024MB)

Ram should be installed in Slot 1, when using just one stick of ram.
This is the ram slot closest to the Processor.

The Processor reads ram memory that is installed in Slot 1, first.

This is Dell Support, and the main support page for the Dimension 3000 desktop computer,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/en/SM/index.htm

In the list left-click on - Technical Overview

Now click on - System Board Components

Number 1 is Slot 1.

Note*
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate computer hardware components inside a computer.

Work on a table.
After you have opened the computer case, and BEFORE you remove that ram module from it's anti-static protective bag, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case. (Power unplugged from computer)

This will relieve your body of static.
Ignore the above if you are already aware.

May 21, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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