Question about Motherboards

1 Answer

Ram install I tried both sticks of Dual Channel separately and in two machines. I have a newer board in a different machine and both sticks work at the same time in it. I have tried to update the bios, but the auto updater does not seem to work anymore.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 13,433 Answers

It would seems that there is a compatibility issue with the older board.

only thing that might help might be the bios update witch you would need to do manually in dos, by starting up with a windows 98 bootdisk for example.

http://www.bootdisk.com/


you can find the newest bios from here and the utilitys required for dos flashing

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=A7N8X

check the date Version C1007 2003/10/09 update
is your current bios the same or older?

If you need more assistance let me know, I'm here to help

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What's your problem?bit ix38 quad gt motherboard with 2 gig of ddr2 ram i want to add a 1 gig stick of more ram that ive bought how do i do this? thanks windows seven


Top view of motherboard, scroll down. (Thought you might also like to read the reviews, and Comments)

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2007/12/06/abit_ix38_quadgt/2

Motherboard User Manual,

http://www.theraptorpit.com/forum/index.php?/forum/124-abit-motherboard-tech-support-unofficial/

1) On the motherboard the Blue ram memory slot that is closest to the copper heatsink, is ram memory Slot 1.
Also known as DIMM 1.

Ram memory ALWAYS has to be in this ram memory slot.
The Processor reads ram memory Slot 1 first.

2) The Blue ram memory slots are Slot 1 (DIMM 1), and Slot 3.
(DIMM 3)
The Black ram memory slots are Slot 2 (DIMM 2), and Slot 4.
(DIMM 4)

To run Dual Channel ram memory, means there are two LIKE ram memory modules ('Stick'), and they are installed in the SAME channel.

This would mean to alike ram memory modules, in both Blue ram memory slots, or both Black ram memory slots.

Since the ram memory modules need to be alike, they are generally purchased from the same manufacturer, and are the same kind.

Running ram memory in a dual channel configuration, is supposed to increase ram memory 'speed', up to 30 percent.

This is Baloney!
May look good on paper, but in actual use in the field it's cr@p.
Actual performance increase is more like 1 to 2 percent.
This has been proven by Tom's Hardware, and many, many motherboards, ram memory, Processors, etc.

So you have 2GB of DDR2 Sdram, huh?
Is it just one 'stick' of ram memory, or are you referring to two 1GB sticks?

If the above holds true install them in Slot 1 and Slot 3.

If not, and it is a 2GB stick of ram memory, be sure it is installed in Slot 1 (DIMM 1)
Install the 1GB stick in Slot 2.

It isn't the same as the 2GB stick.
It is 1GB.
Does NOT go in a dual channel configuration.

(Catching all this? There is NO dual channel ram memory!

It is ram memory that is -> ALIKE, and used in a -> dual channel configuration.
Used in two separate ram memory slots, that support the dual channel configuration.

Sold with the advertising scheme of 'Dual Channel', but really just means the two ram memory modules, (Or four), are -> alike.

1) Same Voltage used
2) Same Ram Timings
3) Same Chip Configuration
4) Same size in amount
5) Same frequency rate ('Speed')

With ram memory in a dual channel configuration, the ram memory modules team up on the task.)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 31, 2012 | Motherboards

1 Answer

Can you tell me what is the difference in performance without having Dual-Channel working as it should,compared to my present situation meening NO DUAL-CHANNEL working??


Dual channel means two channels of memory. there are two configurations you can use. you can use single channel method which has twoo ram sticks running on one channel or you can have a seperate channel for each ram stick. Dual channel is said to be the better way to run it because it increases speed of the ram. Now assuming you have 4 slots for ram. to use dual channel you have to run 2 sticks of the same value (MB) right next to each other. You cannot run 2 sticks of different values in dual channel mode. In the case that you do the sticks would pair together on a single channel. Hope this helps you better understand.

Mar 28, 2011 | Biostar TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX...

2 Answers

I have e-machines T5026 with an Intel Corporation D915GAG mother board which currently has 1.5GB Dual-Channel DDR @ 133MHz (3-3-3-8). I am trying to add 1 gig of PNY RAM, #MD1024SD1-400. When I installed...


You may be using the wrong parity or out Latency ram. if they are not similar in latency they will not work in tandem. Make sure both of the ram's are the same MHZ and CS latency. Also, you may have bad ram as well. Try using the new ram first to see if the computer posts, if it does, input the old ram in the second slot, and if that doesnt work, the ram is not compatible with each other.

Feb 05, 2011 | Intel D915GAG Motherboard

3 Answers

Start pc and all i get is three long beeps


Either ur Ram is bad or not locked into the slot. The only other reason the 3 beeps is if the CPU is installed incorrectly or is bad.

Jun 24, 2010 | Intel D945GCL Motherboard

2 Answers

Two 1 gb ram sticks not working together!


may be frequency is different of RAM,just check it

Mar 05, 2008 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

2 Answers

Ax4sg-un doesn't start


Do you have any boot devices connected to it at all?

Are you using the correct memory for it?

Are you sure the ram is compatible with the mobo? Try taking all but one stick of RAM out and see if it still does it.

The long beeps tend to point to a RAM problem, or it's possible it can't "find" a hard drive4.gif.

Some motherboards support dual channel (you'll see different color slots), and some don't. If you try to put the sticks in dual channel configuration, and the cpu4.gif or the motherboard doesn't support dual channel, you may experience this.

If you have different color slots, put one stick in one color slot, and another stick in the other color, or vice versa.

The manual "should" tell you the proper configuration for this, and may even tell you what the beeps stand for.

If you can post the make / model of all the components, I can do the "dirty work" for you and see it if should all work together.

Jan 10, 2008 | AOpen AX4SG Max Motherboard

1 Answer

New Installation


Are you sure the ram is compatible with the mobo? Try taking all but one stick of RAM out and see if it still does it.

The long beeps tend to point to a RAM problem, or it's possible it can't "find" a hard drive.

Some motherboards support dual channel (you'll see different color slots), and some don't. If you try to put the sticks in dual channel configuration, and the cpu or the motherboard doesn't support dual channel, you may experience this.

If you have different color slots, put one stick in one color slot, and another stick in the other color, or vice versa.

The manual "should" tell you the proper configuration for this, and may even tell you what the beeps stand for.

If you can post the make / model of all the components, I can do the "dirty work" for you and see it if should all work together.

Jan 08, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

2 Answers

Motherboard Missing instruction manual for dual mode memory


Your instruction manual for the mother board should have this, however, with dual-channel motherboards, you will want to fill the same colored slots together if you have dual-channel capable memory, otherwise you'll want to fill in the off-colored slots first.  ASUS has it's manuals online, so if you've lost yours you should be able to download a pdf of it from their website.

Nov 09, 2007 | ASUS A7V8X Motherboard

3 Answers

Asus K8N-dl - second processor present but not running...


Hi, Mistyman here. All Asus mother boards that have dual channel RAM slot must have equal ram in each slot. In most cases the paired slots are matched by color for easy ID, some are identified by a printed ID on the mother board. With your board you will have to have run all of your RAM for the one CPU. If you have only one stick this must be in slot one. If you are using two sticks then utilise the dual chanel system that ASUS have and use A1 & A3. To activate the second CPU you will need to install matching sticks of RAM in the B slots. both cpu's will need to have the value of RAM to work together properly. CPU one = slot A for RAM CPU two = Slot B for RAM. Goodluck, the ASUS boards are a value product.

Aug 04, 2007 | ASUS K8N-DL Motherboard

1 Answer

Ram problem


1)not all rams are dual compatible 2)did u try both sticks separately? (1 may be damaged) 3)are they exactly the same? CAS, voltage, etc..? Sometimes different CHIPS cause trouble 4)try changing to 333 mhz if it works, go back to 400 and try either CAS 3.0 (assuming auto is 2.5 or lover) if not working yet, try the "T" seeting to "1". If your BIOS doenst show this setting and is AWARD, after getting into it with DEL, press CTRL+F1 and then look which setting came from the dark... (hidden settings) on Gigabyte boards for ex. it has to be done.

Jan 23, 2007 | Asrock 775i65GV Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motherboards Logo

Related Topics:

542 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motherboards Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

Are you a Motherboard Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...