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DDR SLOTS INSTEAD OF SDRAM

Hi,
I bought more ram for my fairly old pc, I had two sticks of 256 sdram, and ran a compatibility check on new ram from 4allmemory.com and I went with one of the recommended selections of two: 512mb ddr-266 (pc2100).
I assume my memory sockets 1 and 2 are for PC133 sdram DIMMS and memory sockets 3 and 4 are for the ddr 200/266 sdram dimms and can't be used together per a system scan by the website.
When I went to put the new ddr in I took out the two 256 sdram and saw that the new ddr wouldn't fit in slots 1 and 2 anyway so I assumed 3 and 4 were for the ddr. When I put them in I noticed they had to face the opposite way that slots 1 and 2 were but they fit. My pc didn't accept it because it was a slow beeping sound. I'm thinking I may have to configure a bios setting perhaps to allow it to recognize the ddr instead of the originals in slots 1 and 2. I dont have a manual for the motehrboard, but it looks like motherboard is : ITE, IT8705F, 0239-FXS, MFL6W0. I haven't contacted 4allmemory.com yet but says its guaranteed to work.??? Help Please

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  • Seeker1969 Apr 05, 2008

    BJ,

    I've gathered quite a bit of info that I'll include below:

    This is a desktop pc. I have gathered bios data by pauing the screen upon startup and wrote down:(c)American Megatrends,release 09/05/2002,amibios (c)2001 Amercian Megatrends, bios number is: 62-0905-001131-00101111-040201-VIA_P6-M925



    I've also did your suggestion to run Belarc Advisor (awesome info) and I think what I needed from that report is the "Main Circuit Board" info, right? Board is ECS M925 1.0,bus clock at 100 megahertz,bios is American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01



    "System Model" desktop enclosure and shows: =ECS=M925=1.0



    Slots 0, 1, 2, 3 with my 256 MB in slots 0 and 1. MY NEW DDR sticks need to go in slots 2 and 3, and it won't work with what I have in 0 and 1 from what I'm gathering.



    Another link you sent me, then by typing in bios code,shows that I think my chipset might be Hsin Tech, does that mean I need to pursue seeking an instruction manual from them to see how I proceed. Will I need a bios update, just a bios setting adjusted, a dipswitch moved, or will the DDr not work at all eventhough it was guaranteed to be compatible???? Those are my questions, am I getting closer to a solution?

  • Seeker1969 Apr 05, 2008

    Thanks to everyone who have contributed with assistance and all of the helpful links and especially my motherboard manual from Pterocarpous. As it turns out all I needed to do was pull out or open the connector between the 4 slots and now my 2 new sticks of DIMM are recognized. I knew it wouldn't work, but just for kicks I tried the 2 sticks of Dimm ALONG with the original 2 sticks of 256 Sdram I had in the first 2 slots, and I didn't get the beeping sound however the monitor displayed out of range, so I shut it back down took out the Sdram and left in the two 512 sticks of Dimm, so I now have about a gig to use. Thanks again everyone!!!!

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    B Joan Rapier May 11, 2010

    Hello Seeker1969

    The best I could tell in my research, ITE manufacturers components on the board but it is not the motherboard manufacturer.

    Where is this motherboard located?

    (01) Is it in a desktop PC?

    (02) Is it in a laptop PC?

    (03) If it's in a desktop PC, is this a manufactured PC (Gateway, Dell, etc.)? If so, what is the make and model of the PC?

    (04) If it's in a laptop PC, what is the make and model of the laptop?

    (05) Have you been able to get into the BIOS?

    If you haven't been able to yet, HERE is a reference for entering various manufactures' BIOS' that might be helpful.

    If you could, please, get the system back up and running (w/ the original RAM).

    Then download and install Belarc Advisor (a free PC audit utility). You can find it HERE on Belarc's web site.

    Belarc Advisor will perform an audit of your system hardware (and software). Hopefully, it will be able to identify your motherboard.

    W/ that info., we may get lucky and be able to find documentation on your motherboard. I will warn you that if the motherboard was manufactured by an obscure "off shore" company, we'll be hard-pressed to find documentation for it.

    I've used a company called MemoryX for hard-to-find memory and have been happy w/ their service. If you decide you're not satisfied w/ 4allmemory, you might like to give them a try.

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    Please, post back w/ your answers and any other info. you can provide (the more details you can provide the better) and we'll see if we can get this sorted out for you.

    Thank you
    BJ
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Good work seeker 1969! Guess what I found???

It took a lot of sleuth work but....
Go HERE for your motherboard manual. :)

It's a zipped Microsoft Word document file. I've scanned it. It's virus-free. All the information that you need is there. Go to page 11 for instructions (including illustrations) for installing SDRAM and DDR RAM.

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Please, let me know if this response was "Helpful" or a "FixYa" for you or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

If I did not answer your question satisfactorially, please, b4 assigning a "Thanks for Trying" or lower rating to my "Solution", let me know. I may have misunderstood you or the problem you are experiencing. I will work w/ you until your problem is resolved or diagnosed. I promise! :)

Thank you
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    B Joan Rapier Apr 05, 2008

    As is usually the case, you cannot use SDRAM and DDR SDRAM simultaneously on this board.



    The slots closest to the CPU are the DDR slots.
    The other two are SDRAM slots.



    The jumper settings for this board are outlined on page 13.



    Go to page 14 for your memory voltage jumpering instructions. This is very important as the SDRAM and DDR SDRAM have different voltage requirements.



    (unbuffered) SDRAM: 168-pin 3.3v
    (unbuffered) DDR SDRAM: 184-pin 2.5v

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 05, 2008

    SOME MORE LINKS THAT YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL:



    Another handy hardware audit utility is CPU-Z

    You can find it HERE.



    ECS (Elite Group) Home page: HERE



    ECS Motherboard Archives (your board isn't listed there, however): HERE



    You can submit a support ticket HERE on ECS' site.


  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 05, 2008

    Congratulations! I'm glad you're cookin' now.



    Enjoy!

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 11, 2008

    I neglected to thank you for the "FixYa" rating. So, "Thank You!", Seeker1969. :)



    Please, don't hesitate to come back anytime w/ your questions or problems. We're here to help.





    BJ @:)

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Hello
Betwin the two couples of memory soket it must be ajumper that guives you the abilitie to change over the frequency rate when you change your memory model .
If there is no jumper try to check if they are not using a strap soldered in the mother board then you will need some electronic skills to change over your frequency

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