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ECS 915-A(1.1) Ram Reading Issues

Hello, I've decided I want to upgrade my desktop with more ram. I purchased a 2 gig set of ram( Kingston DDR2 533) which is suppose to be compatible with my mobo. I currently have 2x 512( CORSAIR/VALUE SELECT DDR 400) ram running with this machine with no problems i believe. Now, when i decide to swap out the ram with the new one(i.e Taking out DDR 400 to put in DDR2 533), the ram fits, like how its suppose to... but when i start my comp, it just stays as a black screen..., I hope i can get some ideas... cause i really have no clue, i assume I have to update bios for it to pick up the ram, but i dont know, and I hope to hear some ideas.

*A few things about my mobo that should(or help) be noted
It has 4 ram slots, 2 meant for ddr, the other two meant for ddr2
Cant have both running at the same time
Video Card: ATI RADEON 1600 PRO PCIE


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  • coolman136 Feb 27, 2009

    im running an ECS915-A mobo Chipset Intel 915P/915G
    I dont believe I caused a static charge... whether the case i was grounded or not, I handled the same ram that is working in my machine currently right after (DDR 400 2x512)
    i am "trying" to run dual channel of 2x 1gig ddr2 533(which means two 1 gig sticks)


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Is it a single ram module or dual ie. 2x 1gig ddr2 533?
What motherboard are you running?
Is it possible that you've given a static charge out while handling the ram?

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  • julianv Mar 02, 2009

    It might seem silly but dust is a common cause of this, take out the ram, wipe it with a dry cloth and blow out the memory slots on the motherboard. If that doesn't work try removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes.

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