Hi, I have installed this motherboard and am having issues with the memory.
Here is the memory that I have:
(2) 1GB (1024MB) PC4200 DDR2 533MHz SAMSUNG ORIGINAL DIMM
I inserted one stick in Channel A(0) and the other in Channel B(0) and when I booted, got the 3 beep code which I found out was a memory code.
I then took out the one in Channel B(0) and tried to boot with just the one stick in Channel A, got the beep codes. I then took the one out of Channel A and put a stick in Channel B(0) and it booted with no error codes, just rec'd a message that in order to optimize the dual channel memory that Channel A and B need to have the same size ram.....
So I proceeded in singular channel with the one stick and loaded the OS. I then loaded the drivers for the mobo. I was able to restart 2x with no issues.
Out of curiosity, I then added the other stick into Channel A and it booted all the way through to the OS with no issues, no beeps, but when i tried to restart the system, I got the beep codes. I tried this 2 more times with no luck.
I have tried installing the ram in differnt slots as singuler channel and it was no go, the only slot that is fine is Channel B(0).
I did remove the cmos battery and replaced it with a new on, did not make any difference.
Do you think the mobo is bad? Is there something that I am missing? Any other ideas to try?
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Re: Memory Installation problems
Intermittent problems just about always indicate a hardware problem. Assuming that you've put both memory cards in channel B and they worked fine, I would think the memory cards are OK. The only thing left at that point is the motherboard.
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Hi , your mainboard uses AMI bios , "4 LED blinks" during POST appears to be a system memory related issue, some installation or compatibility.
If the display is viewable I suggest run a self booting system memory test to test installed ram memory
1. Before you install memory module on this motherboard, please read below message to avoid any improper installation: - Due to chipset limitation, if you plan to install three or four memory modules on this motherboard, please install only single-sided memory modules.To install two memory modules on this motherboard, please install them on DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1 DIMM sockets. 2. For the detailed installation information, please refer to the user manual or quick installation guide. - Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows 32-bit OS. For Windows 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
If you have encounter this kind of trouble this is a RAM problem which is beeping. B
Beep code pattern on a PhoenixBIOS system means that there has been an
issue while testing the DRAM refresh. This could be a problem with the system memory, an expansion card, or the motherboard.
Random Access Memory (RAM) is the "working memory" in a computer.
Additional RAM allows a computer to work with more information at the
same time which can have a dramatic effect on total system performance.
RAM is typically referred to simply as "memory" even though other types of memory may exist inside a computer.
At this time you need to check the memory. Remove the memory and turn it on identify in there is sound provided.
Memory is installed in the memory module slots located in the motherboard. These slots are easily locatable by looking for the small hinges on
either side that lock the memory in place. Certain sizes of modules may
need to be installed in certain slots so always check with your
motherboard manufacturer before purchase or installation.
In the BIOS, set the memory speed to the highest CAS and lowest speed. Make sure FSB and memory timing are asynchronous so you can slow the memory. Turn off interleave, etc... Is your memory mismatched? Use one stick, and pick the best one. Try a different one. Almost guarantee it is a memory issue of some sort.
Before you go further, make sure you are putting one of each 1G in the blue slots, and the 512M sticks in the other ones. Otherwise, you may have a defective memory slot. If you say it works fine with the 2x512 alone, and with the 2x1024 alone, that seems to be the only thing left is the memory slots. You may just have to run the 2x1024 (which wouldn't be bad). Also, make sure your memory settings are not incorrectly modified in the BIOS settings.
So it seems you got the DDR / DDR2 side of the equation correct, but unknown to most, there is 'low' and 'high' density memory.
The density of memory refers to the number of chips used to make the total amount of memory that your memory stick contains. e.g. High density memory has few, large capacity chips to make up the 1024MB of memory on the stick, whereas low density memory uses many, small capacity chips to make up the same 1024MB total on the stick.
Typically, if it is a low / high density conflict, it is the 'low density' sticks only that will boot.
Me, I purchase Kingston memory when I'm unsure what the motherboard will be, and it has never failed to work.
Based on your post/description, it appears to be a hardware issue.
Check that you have a 300watt PSU (or higher) preferably with 24 pins (ATX v2.x).
Perhaps you can try to do an R&R, remove and reinstall everything especially the power connector, memory and video card (if add-on).
It may also be worth your while to reset the BIOS/CMOS to default and try again.
If problem persist, then perhaps it will be to your advantage to have the motherboard replaced.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.