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Upgrade to 400 mhz 2x1GB memory

I purchased 2x1GB memory 400 mhz DIMMS (DE468A-ALC) for my DFI K8M800-MLVF mother board.

When I plug them in the machine doesn't boot.

I believe I got the right memory. Is there some jumper or something to change?

I was(is) running 333 Mhz 2x512mb now

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The RAM speed setting should be in the BIOS. Press Del or F2 (whichever shows on the screen) before the Windows sceen comes up. You usually have to press it repeatedly, because there is a short time during startup when the keyboard is not active (and you can't tell). Once you are in the BIOS there will be instructions on how to move around via arrow keys or page up, page down buttons. Look around in the menus - there will be a setting for RAM speed there. If you accidentally change something you are not sure of you can always quit (F10) withour saving changes. Hope this helps.

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Hello, First thing I would try is to just install one of the new modules in the DDR1 slot and see if it boots. If it does, go into your BIOS (Use the key I believe.) and set the ?Max Memclock (Mhz)? field (Advanced Chipset Features submenu) of the BIOS to 200. Save & Exit and allow it to boot. Shut down the computer and install the second one. Again go into the BIOS and verify it is detecting both. A second thing to try if that does not work is to install the new modules, and before powering up, reset your CMOS using the jumper between the battery and the AGP slot. If the jumper is on the 1st and 2nd pin, put it on the 2nd and 3rd pin for 15 seconds. Then replace it to the original position. NOTE: Make sure the power is OFF and the power cord unplugged when you do this. You should also press and hold the Power button for 5 to 10 seconds to discharge the capacitors in the system. If this still fails to get you going, you may have high density modules which do not work in all motherboards. Did you get the modules from MS Memory Suppliers? When I did a search for your motherboard it only gave me DDR266 PC-2100 DIMMS as compatible. No DDR400 were listed even though they should be backward compatible. Hope this helps. Thanks for using Fixya. Comment back and let me know your results.

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    Wayne Mineard Sep 30, 2009

    This system is always messing up. Sorry about the formatting. It wasn't like that when I was inputting it in the reply box.



    I see that it removed the DEL key for getting into the BIOS.

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