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all about your motherboards memory-slots are they 184-pin
or 240 pin.good reading.ps i should not try.every motherboard have it's specifications.

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Will a DDR3 graphic card work as it should work on a DDR2 motherboard or ram


Add more RAM
If you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the
Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules.

First you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system.

You should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibilitybefore making any purchase and try to buy for working pairs if possible.
computer users often get confused when assembling or upgrading their first computer. While the most common error is made when distinguishing system memory, RAM, from hard drive space, gaming computers have an extra wrinkle to worry about.

Graphics cards use memory separately from the system memory mounted on the motherboard. Some graphics cards use the more typical DDR standard, though it's permanently attached to the graphics card circuitboard, while others use the new GDDR standard.

For the most part, the internals of the graphics card aren't relevant to the rest of the computer it's all about the connection slot.What Is DDR Memory?


DDR, or "Double Data Rate," is the standardized random access memory format for most desktop and laptop computers.
DDR RAM comes in different generational standards: DDR, DDR2, DDR3 and the newer DDR4.

RAM chips, known as DIMMs, come in only one format, as do the DIMM slots on motherboards, so a DDR3-compatible motherboard memory slot can accept only DDR3 RAM DIMMs RAM that uses an earlier or later standard is incompatible.
GDDR Memory and Graphics Cards


Modern graphics cards use a modified memory standard called GDDR, short for Graphics Double Data Rate. While similar, GDDR and DDR memory is not the same:

Most importantly, GDDR memory is integrated into the graphics card and cannot be removed. Some older graphics cards use DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 memory, but this is also integrated into the card.

Graphics cards of varying power come with different kinds of RAM as of the date of publication, most cards feature GDDR4 or GDDR5 memory

Graphics Card Motherboard Connections
Discrete desktop graphics cards are mounted inside a computer case and plugged directly into the motherboard.

Three standard connections are used for graphics cards: PCI-Express (the most common and powerful), PCI and AGP.

It is this connection that determines how much data can be shared between the graphics card and the other system components, such as the CPU, the system RAM and the hard drive.

The expansion slot standard is the primary function for determining whether or not a graphics card is compatible with any given computer:

If your motherboard has a PCI-E slot, it's compatible, if not ideally so, with all PCI-E graphics cards.
Graphics Card Memory and System Memory Compatability

Memory is an important part of game performance, but graphics memory and system memory are two different things.

For better performance, it's best to have as much graphics memory AND system memory as possible, but the different standards used by the graphics card and the motherboard are largely irrelevant.

As long as the graphics card uses the correct expansion slot standard, it will work with the corresponding motherboard, regardless of its DDR version.

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W4833:
I think if it was working fine till you added the RAM, they type of the RAM you have installed is different to the one which already was working fine.
Take the new RAM out restart your machine and if it boots and work fine we can blame the new RAM, in this case you would have to take the old RAM to any store which sells RAM and match up the type with the old one.
NOTE: Make sure the RAM you are buying is fully compatible to your motherboard, note down the specs from your mother board and match properly while buying the new RAM.
Regards

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I have problem with playing GTA IV,my problem is that i have good pc and game works only on 25-35 fps but i think that my pc can run this game better. . here is conf: Mainboard MSI 760GM P21...


Hi, This may seem good spec PC to you but the problem is the memory you really need to have 16-GB memory. The game your playing is also graphics heavy if you double your memory then you will run it fine. Please leave me feed back: Malcolm Campbell, Thanks.

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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

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Ram memory does not work in my computer


ram does work in your pc. it works in every pc. Now the type of ram that works is the root of the problem. Basically your looking at 3 types of ram and really only 2 probably unless your pc is a dinosaur. They are DDR II and DDR III Make sure your PC uses the type you purchased. Also, make sure you have the system requirements to run that large of Ram.

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Ihow to boot up and get display and set bios on msi motherboard g41m-e43


Add one item at a time.
First memory, then graphics card.

Plus you cleared CMOS Error Codes, and set the BIOS Setup parameters back to the factory default settings.

Guess what the default graphics setting is for an MSI G41ME43 motherboard?

Yep, AGP.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-E43.html

[Wow, I like MFlash, and the solid Polymer capacitors.
Live BIOS Update 5, and Easy OC Switch.

However if the motherboard fails, I'll bet the Integrated Circuit, (I.C., or 'chipset'), that controls APS, is the first electronic component to go.

I would also watch OC'ing. Has to be done in incremental steps. Automatic feature or not. A 20 percent boost is A LOT.
Hardware components have as tendency to heat up.
Watch it as this lowers the 'life expectancy' of the chips.
Heat - 'Kills' ]

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-E43.html#/?div=Detail

Motherboard chipset:
Northbridge is an Intel 82G43. Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801GB part number. (ICH7) You can't see them as they are under Heatsinks.

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

Scroll down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Southbridge_9xx_and_3.2F4_Series_chipsets


Ram Memory:
Two ram memory slots for Dual Inline Memory Modules on the motherboard. (DIMM)

A) UNBUFFERED
B) 1.5 Volt (DC)
C) DDR3 Sdram at either 800MegaHertz, or 1066MHz.

[ This puzzled me. DDR3 Sdram at 800MegaHertz?
Why would anyone want to use DDR3 Sdram at 800MegaHertz?
Seems to me going backwards.

Faster frequency rates.
Low end for DDR3? 1066MHz.
High end for DDR2? 800MHz.

DDR3 is faster in comparison to DDR2 per se, because of the prefetch buffer. 8 burst deep compared to DDR2's 4 burst deep.
(Or DDR's 2 burst deep)

Not because of the CAS Latency, though.
DDR3 has a much higher CL, than compared to DDR2.

(Average CL for DDR3 at 1066MHz = 7-7-7-20
DDR2 = 5-5-5-15. Note* -> A-V-E-R-A-G-E. )

When using DDR3 Sdram at least use 1066MHz, IMHO
The maximum ram memory frequency rate, that your motherboard will support ]

So what manufacturer of ram memory is it, and what is the manufacturer code of the ram memory module/s? ('Stick')

JEDEC sets the standards for Ram Memory.
Voltage standard for DDR3 Sdram ram memory is 1.5 Volts (DC)
So the factory default setting is 1.5 Volts, for the motherboard.

However your motherboard supports SPD.
(Serial Presence Detect,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_presence_detect )

Point of the above?
If you are trying to use high-performance ram memory; say one needing a slightly higher voltage, and/or has lower CL ratings; then the SPD on the motherboard may make automatic adjustments.
(Adjustments to the parameters in your BIOS Setup)

May take 2 to 3 'Cold Boots', though.
(Turn the computer all the way off. Wait 1 minute. Turn the computer back on = Cold Boot)

I order for SPD to work, BOTH the motherboard, AND the ram memory, have to have SPD feature.
If the ram memory is too low in quality, (Read cheap), it may not have SPD.

Means you have to go into BIOS Setup, and set the ram memory parameters, manually.

[ Delete key to enter BIOS Setup.
Main BIOS Setup menu > Cell Menu > Memory Z > Advance DRAM configuration >
1) DRAM Timing Mode
2) CAS Latency
3) tRCD
4) tRP
5) tRAS
6) tRTP

Don't forget you have to SAVE changes, or it will be as if you have done nothing at all.

If a mistake is made;
Go back to BIOS Setup, and in the Main menu, use the Down Arrow key to arrive at Load Fail-Safe Defaults. IF -> OK is 'highlighted' (Black surround) press the Enter key. If not, use the Right Arrow key, or Left Arrow key, and highlight OK ]

The ram memory also has to be UNBUFFERED.

Unbuffered ram memory is the opposite of Registered ram memory.
Registered ram memory is more stable, usually one clock slower, and more expensive, than compared to unbuffered ram memory.

Registered ram memory is usually used in SERVER computers.

(A Server computer may look at information 2 or 3 times, before it acts on it. It needs to be C-O-R-R-E-C-T for a server computer )

"Cleared the board i believe"

Turned the computer off? Unplugged from power? Pressed the Power ON button in, and held it in for a count of 10 seconds? Then let go of the Power On button, then performed the entire procedure again, 2 more times?

{Clears CMOS Error Codes, and resets BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings}

You MAY have cleared the motherboard. It's what I use, and have recommended for years on the 'net. Doesn't mean it always works, though. Sometimes you just have to go into BIOS Setup, and set the parameters back to the factory default settings.

(For you? Load Fail-Safe Defaults )

A) Won't boot:
Because the ram memory is the wrong one, (Or ones); OR, the ram memory is high performance, and BIOS and SPD hasn't recognized it yet.

Remove the graphics card.(Computer unplugged from power. Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED!)
Remove the ram memory.

Reinstall the old ram memory, and plug the monitor into the VGA port, in the I/O area on the back of the computer tower.

Just get the computer working again. After about 10 minutes of fooling around on the computer, ('net?), turn the computer off.
Install the new 2GB.

(IF, just one ram memory module, be SURE to put it in Slot 1.
{DIMM 1} The ram memory slot closest to the Processor )

Leave the computer case open. You may be going back in pretty soon. (Graphics card)
WAIT 1 minute, then turn the computer on.

Joy?
If no joy shut the computer down. (Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds)

WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.
If it doesn't work this time, you may wish to try it again.
Sometimes takes 2 to 3 times, before the high-performance ram memory is recognized.

You can also go into BIOS Setup, as mentioned, and physically set the ram parameters.
After 3 times I would give up however, and send the ram memory back. Wrong one/s.

If you get the new Ram Memory working, Cool!
If not remove it, and use the old ram memory.
Might as well get the computer going with the new graphics card, while you wait on the proper ram memory to arrive.

Did you plug the monitor into the graphics card?
Sometimes we computer geeks get in a wee bit of a hurry, when we get shiny new parts. Make sure the monitor cable is plugged into the graphics card.

There is another tiny thing; DRIVERS
If you did not use the Installation Disk (CD) first, THEN physically installed the graphics card, you are Wrong.

OR downloaded the drivers from EVGA.

What happens if you physically install a graphics card, THEN come back and install the drivers?
Most of the time a Driver Conflict.

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

Also sets BIOS Setup to the correct graphics aperture.

With the computer set back to the factory default settings, and the monitor plugged into the VGA port on the motherboard, you can get Windows running, and install, or download AND install, the Drivers.

ONCE the drivers, (And user interface -> Nvidia Control Panel), have been installed, you can then physically install the graphics card.

[Again; If you download the drivers, do NOT forget you have to go to where they are downloaded, and DOUBLE-click on the file, then use the Installation Wizard. (Or double-click on the .exe file)
INSTALL them! ]

Drivers installed, close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Turn the computer off. Unplug from power. FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions. Physically install the graphics card. Plug the monitor into the graphics card. Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 06, 2012 | MSI G41ME43 Motherboard

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My Compaq compter was shutting down and rebooting itself while I was using it.. I took it in to be fixed. They said it "Random reboots and BSOD cause by defective 1GB RAM. They took it out and said...


why would any 8 year old computer be in warranty
love to hear that.

july 2010\ (first ones are 2009) carbon dated by me...
you posted 7 years later on this< why:?
lots of older PC the memories are not made, DDR1.
luck you its 3s.
#1 maker here.
try kingstone dot com
see none there.
leaving only used, and is real hard to find a match.
if you tech cant fix you PC then it cant be fixed can it.
he gave up. I know why, but he did.
he is smart,, is why
the correct path is a new or newer used PC
this is the only path
why, because to fix yours costs more. see.

here is your ram spec
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Two DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs

*32-bit operating systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.


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Memory question. What memory am i able to use in this laptop? am i able to use dd3 memory? as an upgrade. if you can help, thanks


Hi pfcdressler.

If you using DDR2 RAM Modules in the Computer now, you may go ahead and use the DDR3 RAM.

All the latest Motherboards support the DDR3 RAM.

If the Computer has a PCI or PCI express slot, you may use the DDR3 RAM.

As you have not provided the exact Model # of the Computer, it would be better if you provide the exact Model #.

You may also check with your favorite Computer retailer to confirm if the Motherboard supports the DDR3 RAM.

However, you may also provide me the exact Model # of the Computer, so that I can provide the exact information.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to ask further questions.

Aug 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Are OCZ PC3 1333 ddr3 1.65v memory compatible with


Intel's web site for the board has the following:

The Desktop Board supports the following memory:

  • Four 240-pin Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) connectors with gold-plated contacts arranged in two channels
  • 1333/1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM interface
  • Support for single- and dual-channel memory interleaving
  • Unbuffered, non-registered single- or double-sided DIMMs with a voltage rating of less than 1.6 V. Using a DIMM with a voltage rating higher than 1.6 V may damage the processor.
  • Non-ECC DDR3 memory
  • Serial Presence Detect (SPD) memory only
  • Up to 16 GB maximum total system memory
You need to contact TigerDirect and have them change out the memory for sticks that meet the above specs.

Jan 25, 2010 | Intel Computers & Internet

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Tried to upgrade ram with 2 new pc133 sticks of 256mb ea. Didn't work. What's wrong? Are there switches on the motherboard I need to change? Or something else?


No there are no DIP switches to change, or jumpers to move on your motherboard, in regards to your BIOS recognizing ram memory installed.
(BIOS. Basic Input/Output System. This tiny program, {64MB in size usually}, that is burned into your BIOS chipset, is what recognizes ram memory on your computer)

Things to know about the older Sdram ram memory.
1.It's really SDR Sdram. Single Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
DDR is Double Data Rate Sdram, DDR2 is Double Data Rate 2 Sdram, and so on.

Point? All ram from SDR to DDR3, IS Sdram.

2.Standards have been set by JEDEC for computer ram memory starting from DDR Sdram on up. This standards were not implemented back in the day of SDR Sdram.

Point? Ram memory manufacturers didn't all follow the same standard, and ram memory made for one computer, would Not work in another computer.
This means you need THE ram memory for YOUR eMachines computer.

Main factors when buying SDR Sdram,
A.Correct type. You know this. SDR Sdram.
168 gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the ram 'stick'. (82 on each side)

B.Correct 'Speed'. ('Speed' is slang for Frequency Rate) You know this. SDR Sdram that operates at a frequency rate of 133MHz. (Or also known as PC133)

C.It must be low density Non-ECC ram memory. It cannot be high density ECC. (Error Control Correcting. Used for Server computers mostly)

D.Correct CAS Latency. Also known as Ram Timings. 3-3-3-3-2 would be normal for SDR Sdram.

E.Correct Chip Configuration. How the DRAM chips are accessed. DRAM chips are the black rectangular chips on each side of your ram memory 'stick'. Also what size the DRAM chips are in MegaBytes. (MB)

F.What the Maximum TOTAL Amount is for the motherboard. Is it 256MB? 512MB? Or more?

G.What the Maximum Amount is for EACH ram 'slot'. (Correct speak for 'Slot' is Bank)

H.Do you have four ram 'slots'? You MUST have a ram stick in Slot 1. This is the slot closest to the processor. It is the first ram slot the processor 'reads'.

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