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Install more ram

I use my computer for mainly surfing the web and down loading files i tried putting more memory in my pc but the one taht is already in is compaq pc100 128mb i left that one in and in the spare slot next to it i put another one in that doesnt say its compaq but it does say it is pc100 after i put it in and switch the computer on i keep gettibg error reports and it keeps freezing and telling me a problem occured and closes down msn. i just want to no if i can use these pc 100 parts or does it have to be compaq only as my pc is really slow at the moment but was a lot quicker after i put the other one in is their a way round this or do i have to buy compaq only thanks for your help. paul..

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Keep only large ram model first

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U keep getting error report's just on msn or???


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Dell optiplex GX280 tower machine, pc reboot again and again, fan run so fast and make alot of sound, also power light blink red instead of green, i have changed rams but facing same problem, what sho

Hello here is the home page:

I think you have some kind of a virus or malware on your system.

Install this program and make a full scan:

You maybe have to start the pc in failsafe mode by pressing F8 while you reboot.

Install also a better FREE antivirus program:

Please uninstall any other antivirus programs before you install microsoft security essentials. Run a full scan when installed and updated.It`not great to have more than one anti virus program installed. Most antivirus programs have a background scanner running to protect you from virus vhile you surf on the internet open a file etc.With more than one antivirus program the pc`s performance will be decreased.

There are a lot of things that can cause a computer to shut down.This could also be the power supply.Try also to renew the thermal grease between the cpu and the fan but BE CAREFULL not to damage the cpu.
If you are unsuccessfull at resolving the problem visit a computer repair shop.

When you talk about checking memory, it's the physical RAM stick inside the computer. RAM does not have sectors like a hard disk drive. If it does happen to be bad I'd replace it with at least 1GB to 2GB. 512MB is really low.

Good luck

Jan 04, 2013 | Dell Computer Refurbished SYSTEM BOARD -...

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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.

[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' ]

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.

Scroll down.

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

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, )

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.

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.

Jul 06, 2012 | MSI G41ME43 Motherboard

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Installing two ram( ddr400 512mb and pc400 512mb )

If you are referring to computer RAM always put the largest ram module closest the CPU central processing unit

try to keep the same brand and type of ram the same ie: ddr ddr3.......
you will be able to read the ram type on the ram already inside

make sure you secure the ram modules by pressing the levers down firmly at both ends of of there sockets

make sure your computer is turned of before you attempt this
be sure to wear an earth strap before touching anything inside your computer
the ram modules sockets are located near your cpu

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.

hope this helps you

Mar 21, 2012 | Motherboards

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I installed new memory into my computer and the video failed. I had a Biostar motherboard at that time. So I installed new motherboard GA-G41M-ES2L and a new power supply. But again no video. Where di I...

The video RAM uses shared RAM, it uses part of the main RAM.
If you are not getting any video then the problem could be faulty RAM module/s or incompatible RAM module/s.
The memory specification for this motherboard is as follows.

  1. 2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory (Note 1)
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR2 800/667 MHz memory modules
You can download the full specs from this WEB site.

Jul 11, 2011 | Motherboards

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My ddr400 ram is compatible with p4ge motherboard???


1) It uses no more than 2.6 Volts
2) It is Non-ECC ram memory
3) It is Unbuffered ram memory
4) The Cas Latency is no more than 3. (CL3) {Ram Timings}
5) Chip configuration is 128Meg x 64

In otherwords, plain Ol' PC3200 ram memory.
[DDR at 400MHz]

Don't try, and use any high performance ram memory, or you will have to go into BIOS Setup, and manually change the ram memory parameters.

Not a fun thing for a novice.

You may have to restart the computer up to 2 times, for BIOS to recognize the ram.

The best thing to do would be to install the PC3200 ram stick in Slot 1 by itself, then start the computer up.
After BIOS recognizes the ram, shut the computer down normally. (Start>Turn Off Computer>Shut Down)

Unplug the computer from power, touch the metal frame, install the other stick of ram.

[Computer unplugged from power supply before you do all of this. TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, BEFORE you reach inside the computer. Anti-Static guidelines.

Computer unplugged from power, you're safe. TOUCH the metal frame, BEFORE every time you go to reach inside the computer, your computer is safe]

You have Two ram slots.
EACH slot has a Maximum Amount of 1GB.
TOTAL Maximum Amount for the computer is 2GB.

IF you install two different speeds of ram memory sticks, the computer will clock down to the lowest speed.
[ONE step!
Example: PC3200 and PC2700.
The computer will clock down to 333MHz, because PC2700 is DDR at 333MHz]

If you try to go down two steps, I can't guarantee it will work.
(PC2100. DDR at 266MHz
Would be two steps down from PC3200)

IF, you are installing two sticks of ram, put the one with the largest amount in Slot 1. (Also referred to as DIMM 1 on the motherboard)
This is the ram slot that is closest to the Processor.

A Processor will recognize ram inserted into Slot 1, first, because it is the first ram slot the Processor 'sees'.

Do you have the Motherboard Manual?
This is Asus Support, and the page to download the manual,

On this page go down to the Manual, heading.
Left-click on the + sign, to the left of - Manual

Give it a couple of seconds for the page to load.
Scroll down to - Version - E1862

This is the newest version of the motherboard manual.
Left-click on - Global

This is a PDF file.
After you click on Global, you may not see anything happening for up to 30 seconds. Usually the first page pops up in a few seconds.

If you see a download progress bar, let the file download all the way, before looking through it.
You may break the download connection, if you don't.

You can save this file (Manual) to your computer. This way you won't have to download it again, and you can burn it off to CD disk for safekeeping.

In the top header of the PDF file you will see icons. Left-click on the Floppy Disk icon.
This is the second icon from the left side.

If you hover your mouse cursor over the Floppy Disk icon, it will briefly reveal,
'Click to save this file to your computer or another location'

After you click on the Floppy Disk icon a small window will come up.
Save a copy...
In the bottom of the window is a box with - File name:
to the left of it.
e1862_p4ge-mx.pdf will be in the file name box.

Put your mouse cursor in the file name box, right after the f, in pdf.
Left-click twice. (Blue highlight goes away)

Make one space with your spacebar. Type -
Asus P4GE-MX Mobo Manual.

Makes it easier to find in your computer, and on a CD disk later.

Now go to the bottom right, and left-click on Save.

Jan 04, 2010 | ASUS P4GE-MX Motherboard

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Trying to upgrade RAM on GA-945gzm-s2 mobo. Already have 1gb 5300 ddr2 stick of RAM. Works fine until I place the 2nd stick of RAM in. I turn it on and get no post beeps, no video, but everything is...

The new RAM module could be faulty or the second memory slot is faulty.
Try removing the original 1Gb memory module and inserting the new memory module in its place to see if the computer boots up normally. If it doesn't then then new memory module is faulty.

Oct 24, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 Motherboard

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Why my mother boarb ASUS P5P800S did not run for DDR 400 I want computer more faster my DDR I used now is only 256

hi, actually that 400 is not the ram speed. its the ram frequency. DDR ram comes in 3 types of frequency. one is 333hz and another is 400hz. normally people use 400hz. you should not put two kinds of RAM modules with different frequency at same time.
make sure. all the rams you are using are of same speed and same frequency. example use 256 of 400hz with 256 of 400hz. this must help. else revert back to us. thank you sweet rascal

Oct 18, 2009 | ASUS P5P800S Motherboard

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Sl-75frv memorys

Dear Sir,

You can install upto 3 GB RAM. i.e. 1GB PC3200 DIMM RAM in each slot.

Please go to BIOS settings & load the defaults. / check following. BIOS settings.
DIMM clock & timing is auto/ detected by SPD (Serial Presence Detect)

Possibly the 1GB RAM you are trying to install does not have SPD / is faulty. Try with a new / working 1 GB RAM.

Hope this helps you friend...

Jul 10, 2008 | Soltek SL-75FRV Motherboard

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this happens if the rams are of different frequencies have a check with the both the ram frequency ...
if they are different then remove 1 ram ....
& try increasing the virtual memory in the OS ...
if you are using the windows xp .. then to increase the virtual memory just go to
control panel >system>advanced>advanced>virtual memory settings>increase the virtual memory for the drive in which the os is installed ....
increase nearly to the double of the ram memory you use ....

this solves your problem ..

any doubts you can reply me
i am always here to assist you
thank you
bye .....
dnt forget to rate the solution ...

Jun 22, 2008 | MSI KM4M-L Motherboard

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Problem installing more ram

Mixing brands of RAM can cause this problem. Return the new module, then try They have an interactive RAM guide that will get ou exactly what you need.

Oct 11, 2007 | Motherboards

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