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Ram upgrade issue msi 845 pro motherboard

My PC does not work properly when upgraded to 512Mb x 3 sdram. It works ok on a single ram but not when 2 or 3 ram installed. It does not boot properly. XP & Ubuntu are reporting a kernel error message that is somewhat related to the memory address. My old pc is a P4 1.5G intel processor on msi 845pro mobo & ami flash bios running on xp pro & ubuntu. I need help with setup. Thanks.

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  • rldiscutido Jun 30, 2009

    The PC seems to be working on boot startup. The bios on startup is reporting the extended ram memory installed which is 1535 mb. So I did not touch the BIOS setup. However, I cannot run my PC either on windows xp & Ubuntu properly. For windows, it is reporting some missing files like ntkrnlmp.exe and hal.dll. Now, I attempted to reinstall XP SP3 windows with no success. Again It cannot load files like ntkrnlmp.exe and hal.dll. What is wrong with this RAMs?

    This is the DRAM Timing setting in the BIOS:
    Configure DRAM Timing by: SPD
    CAS# Latency: 3 Clocks
    RAS# Precharge: 3 Clocks
    RAS# to CAS# Delay: 3 Clocks
    Precharge Delay: 7 Clocks
    DRAM integrity Mode: Non-ECC
    AGP Aperture Size: 256MB
    Delayed Transaction: Enabled

    All 3 rams installed are exactly the same with the following description:
    Memory Capacity = 512Mb
    Memory Speed= PC133, 133Mhz
    Memory Type=SDRAM DIMM, 3.3v, CL3.0, 168pin for Desktop PC
    Other Features: Unbuffered, non-ECC,non-Parity, 64x4 high density

    My motherboard is an MSI 845 Pro motherboard (MS-6529 ATX mainboard)
    Any

  • rldiscutido Jun 30, 2009

    The PC seems to be working on boot startup. The bios on startup is reporting the extended ram memory installed which is 1535 mb. So I did not touch the BIOS setup. However, I cannot run my PC either on windows xp & Ubuntu properly. For windows, it is reporting some missing files like ntkrnlmp.exe and hal.dll. Now, I attempted to reinstall XP SP3 windows with no success. Again It cannot load files like ntkrnlmp.exe and hal.dll. What is wrong with this RAMs?

    This is the DRAM Timing setting in the BIOS:
    Configure DRAM Timing by: SPD
    CAS# Latency: 3 Clocks
    RAS# Precharge: 3 Clocks
    RAS# to CAS# Delay: 3 Clocks
    Precharge Delay: 7 Clocks
    DRAM integrity Mode: Non-ECC
    AGP Aperture Size: 256MB
    Delayed Transaction: Enabled

    All 3 rams installed are exactly the same with the following description:
    Memory Capacity = 512Mb
    Memory Speed= PC133, 133Mhz
    Memory Type=SDRAM DIMM, 3.3v, CL3.0, 168pin for Desktop PC
    Other Features: Unbuffered, non-ECC,non-Parity, 64x4 high density

    My motherboard is an MSI 845 Pro motherboard (MS-6529 ATX mainboard)
    Any

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You should check bios for the ram settings, voltage and speed, they will be printed on the package the ram came in.

also, you don't want to mix ram up, they will run at the slowest ones speed.

also, most ram is used in pairs (2 at a time) using the 3, depending on the motherboard will give you errors.

try entering the bios on boot, and set the ram setting properly. you should see something that flashes on boot, like press f8 or del for bios. change your ram settings, save and exit. type back with your motherboard and ram model numbers if this solution did not work.

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Also, the motherboard will be having specific support for single and double sided rams... You need to check the motherboard manual to know that...

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(Don't get some cr@p off of Ebay.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146305

WHEW! Unless you just want to run 1GB of ram memory, I would toss that board! (Two 512MB sticks) ->

-> Need two 1GB sticks of SDR Sdram at 133MHz

http://www.directron.com/ct128m72s4r75.html

$400 smakeroos USD!!

Bah! That is just cra-zy!

Maximum TOTAL Amount is 2GigaByte. (2GB)
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IF, you only have ONE ram memory module ('Stick'), it goes in Slot 1. (DIMM 1)
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http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Chaintech/9BIA.html

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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!
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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]

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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.

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Computer unplugged from power, press the Power On button in.
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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.

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