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Computer will not boot with 2 gigs of ram.

I am wanting to up grade from 512 Mb (2* 256) to 2Gb of ram.
When I started the computer up the fans turned and the lights came on but i got no video or POST code.

When I tried booting again it I got the all is well beep, but it hung on the bios screen.

Then I tried just one gig and it booted just fine, I tried the same thing with the other, and it worked fine as well.

The memory I am using Is a pair of 1gb Samsung, pc 3200, 184pin.

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  • Vizth Mar 24, 2008

    Only has 2 slots. And I'm attempting to put a 1gig stick in each.
    Reread the manual and it says it can handle it.

  • Vizth Mar 24, 2008

    Apologies for not posting the frequency.

    they are 400mhz, same size and the same type.

  • Vizth Mar 24, 2008

    yes every best as i can tell every thing matches.

    The processor is a P4 Prescott, 3.2Gz, 800MHz.

  • Vizth Mar 24, 2008

    yes i have tried each mem 1 at a time on each slot

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 11, 2010

    How many memory(DIMM) slots do you have and specify the memory modules you have placed in those slots.. Let me know this so that i can help you out.. Sounds like a frequency mismatch..

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With regards to iqbal_del , eagle338 this may sound odd and out but, maybe the mobo doesnt support 2 Gb of RAM. it works fine with 1Gb right? but it stops when the other mem is inserted. follow up! Vizth have you tried each mem 1 at a time on each slot ? there may be a possibility that 1 or those rams is not functioning on either slot.

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Yaa viz eagle is right, its really seems like frequency mismatch. The both RAM must of same size, same type, and same frequency.

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Iqbal

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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    Iqbal Husain Mar 24, 2008

    see viz here is the detail specification of the board:



    Biostar Socket 478 Micro ATX Motherboard P4M80-M4, 800FSB, Support DDR400, SATA RAID, w/ Video, Audio, LAN, USB2.0
    Biostar Socket 478 Micro ATX Motherboard P4M80-M4, 800FSB, Support DDR400, SATA RAID. With S3 UniChrome Pro Video, AC'97 2.2 6-ch audio CODEC, VIA VT6103, 8x USB2.0.

    Specifications: Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Prescott and Celeron processors, 800/533/400 MHz system interface speed. Chipset: VIA P4M800 / VT8237. Memory: 2 x 184-pin DDR SDRAM, PC3200 (DDR400) DDR SDRAM, Maximum 2GB. Slots: 3 x PCI, 1 x AGP (8x). IDE: 4 x IDE devices, Support for Ultra DMA 66/100/133 Bus Master Mode. I/O: 1 x PS/2 mouse. 1 x PS/2 keyboard. 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 Rear, 4 Front). 1 x Parallel. 1 x Serial. 1 x VGA. 1 x Lin-out/Lin-in/Mic. 1 x RJ-45 LAN jack. 1 x Audio DJ Connector. 1 x IrDA. 1 x Front Audio Header. 1 x CD-In. 1 x Floppy. 2 x IDE. 2 x SATA. SATA: Two-Channel Serial ATA PHY for support up to two SATA devices. RAID Configurations support RAID 0, 1. Video: S3 UniChrome Pro. Audio: AC'97 2.2 6-ch audio CODEC. LAN: VIA VT6103. Hardware Monitor: CPU/System Fan Speed, CPU Temperatu, System Voltage, Vcore,+3.3V,+5V,5VSB(Stand By),+12V. Size: Micro ATX form factor, 23cm x 20cm (W x L) / 9in x 7.8in (W x L).



    Please also varify that whether the CPU specification is matching with this or not.



    Thanks

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