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Memory upgrade - P4M80-M4

I tried to boost my RAM from (1) 256 DDR 184pin stick, to (2) 1GB DDR's. When I power up, my machine won't boot past the graphic display page. Graphic appears grainy and won't load BIOS or CMOS. Everything runs fine with (1) 1GB stick or (1) 1GB and (1) 256MB stick. But not with (2) 1GB. My manual says I can run up to 2GB, 1GB per DIMM.

Do I have to change settings anywhere in BIOS or clock settings?

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  • Revy Nov 06, 2007

    I know the RAM is compatible as each stick works individually and with smaller. They just don't work as a pair. I'm thinking there's a power setting or something of that nature in the bios that could be changed. Anyone ever have this problem before?



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Maybe your RAM is not compatible with the motherboard just refer to instruction manual...

Posted on Nov 06, 2007


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