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I have a custom built computer, with an A8N - Sli motherboard (quite old) It has 2 Nvidia 6600Gt Graphic cards in Sli. I also have 4 sticks of 512mb DDR 400 Veritech RAM.
Im not sure what cpu i have but i havent touched it. Recently for no apparent reason my computer would get stuck in a loop.
I would start it up, it would go past the BIOS startup, and then it shows the Windows Xp boot screen, the line goes past a few time and then it restarts and does the same thing forever. It may show a blue screen but it is too quick to read anything.
When I was researching this there was the suggestion that the RAM was stuffed up, so I removed all but the stick in the DIMM A1 slot.
I disconnected everything using an old keyboard an screen. When I tried to re arrange and try a different combination of RAM i cant fully put in the Ram modules. the Sticks dont go down completly and the clips dont close when i push it down.
So i cant put in the Ram
i still had one stick of RAM in it though
So I tried to start the computer up.
But now it wont display anything. I tried my newer screen which i had in it before and worked fine, i tried putting them in the other graphics card
I have not really done that much pulling apart of computer, so I dont know exactly what is wrong.
I hope that I can just get a display first, and then put in the Windows XP disk (its running SP3)
Thanks for all your ideas in advance
Feeling depressed as I cant play anygames anymore as it was our UBER OLD gaming computer!
SPECs of it:
2 x 6600 GT
A8N - SLI Asus Motherboard (im not sure
some AMD Athelon 64 CPU running somewhere around 2.5GHz cant remember exact
Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS Soundcard
Antec 350 Watt (came with case i think)
and 4 x 512 mb DDR 400 DIMM Veritech RAM
Please help me! thanks
The memory stick going in one way into the module. If you can't close the clips try to rotate it 180 degrees.
when windows starts hit F8 key and select disable automatic start on system failure.
This will bring you a blue screen with the specified error
also you can boot from windows xp cd and at first screen select repair, this will put you in recovery console
in recovery console you can scan your hardrive for errors like this:
chkdsk c: /p /r
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That motherboard was made for PC2100 DDR266. A PC3200 DIMM *SHOULD* be backward compatible. Depending on the density of the PC3200 memory you might have problems. If you have not bought the memory yet I would go with the PC2100 for sure since the PC3200 will give you no speed gains at all and will be running at PC2100 speeds anyway.
If you already have the PC3200 memory then I would say just give it a shot. The worse case scenario is your machine will not boot up with the higher speed ram installed. Assuming you take all the normal hardware upgrade care and do not physically break anything you can test this memory with no harm to your motherboard.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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