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2G Memory Upgrade

PCChips P23G(v1.0) MB wont recognize 2G RAM DDR2 1Gx2 kit in BIOS or XP but yet CPUID does
Latest MB BIOS loaded - other BIOS settings to check?
2x512MB sticks are fine = 1G
2x1GB sticks = 1G in BIOS and Windows XP SP3
Both cases, ValueSelect 533MHZ DDR2 using DDR2 MEM slots

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  • marklarson Feb 26, 2009

    MB accepts up to 2GB, 1GB per slot max per manual

    MB has DDR and DDR2 pairs of slots, but using DDR2 slots

    DDR up to 400, DDR2 up to 533

    Memory boots in POST at 533MHz, but only 1024MB

  • davidh23 Apr 12, 2009

    i have same problem, im using ram reccomended by crucial.com.

    bios set up does not report memory type(i.e. ddr2, ddr) only speed.

    tried everything i can think off.

  • Roy Lonsinger
    Roy Lonsinger May 11, 2010

    It sounds like the board/bios is reading it as DDR instead of DDR2. This would mean it's only reading half of each stick. Check your bios setttings to make sure DDR2 is enabled.

  • Roy Lonsinger
    Roy Lonsinger May 11, 2010

    Is the 2 GN kit compatible with your motherboard?

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I had similar problem with CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

If this is your RAM:
Corsair 1024MB Value Select PC2-4200 (533MHz) DDR2 RAM, 128Mx64non-ECC, 240-pin DIMM, Unbuffered, CL4, Lifetime warranty (VS1GB533D2) Then it is high density. You need low density to work, look for one ending with an 8, not 64.

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I have the same problem with this mb i just bought kingston 2gb pk single bank and its showing it as 512mb each stick do you think that updating the bios will resolve this?

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Sounds like the 2x1gb is double sided. I've had alot of trouble with pc chips and using more than 1 stick of double sided ram.

Use single sided ram, and you'll be problem free with PC Chips, some of the cheap MSI boards are the same way.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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