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Memory problem I computern was running with 256mb sdram and i want to add more memory to my computer up tro 718 mb, the problem is that the computer keep rebooting when it has the two memory bank 512mb and 256mb. What can i do to resolve this problem

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  • edgar crespo Apr 20, 2008

    The mother board is a matsonic MS9317E and the maximum allowed memory is 2GB the chip set is XP4 HT7691. The CPU is a Pentium 4. The memory that i am using is PC133 and i have 256MB but i want to add another set of 512MB for a total of 768MB. When i try to install any combination with the memory it keep booting but if i install the 512MB only it work fine or if i install the two set of 256MB it work fine. Is there something that i am missing, does the mother board is not capable of handling more than 512MB?


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Use 2 256mb chips, being an older board might not support any higher than 512Mb RAM

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    David Moulder Apr 20, 2008

    if it says its capable of 2gb then thats what id go by, but make sure you are not using 2 differend speed stick of ram, other than that it may not be liking 2 different sizes.. is it running on dual channel? best bet would be to try either 2 x 256 or 2 x 512mb sticks, match them the same size


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My computer is very slow with 512 Ram

Hello you can add a new or 2 modules.

The mainboard supports:

2.5V (only) 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM
Unbuffered, single-sided, or double-sided DIMMs
Maximum total system memory: 2 GB; minimum total system memory: 64 MB
DDR333/266/200 MHz SDRAM DIMMs only.

You can order the ram modules online or in a computer shop.
I suggest you add 2, 1gb modules and scrab the old module.

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I wish to add RAM in the PC. Mine motherboard-Epox-EP-4BDA533(I). ID(identification)-05/09/2003-i845d-6A69VPA8C-00. On it costs RAM 256Mb -DDR PC2100 266Mg FSB-400Mg. How many Mb it is possible to add....

Manufacturer Specifications - EPoX EP-4BDA533I Number of Slots:
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A: DDR memory with support for DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200 speeds.
Because DDR memory is backward-compatible, you can safely upgrade your system with any of the guaranteed-compatible DDR speeds listed below, even if your manual calls for PC1600 or PC2100 speeds.
Q: How much memory can my computer handle?
A: 2048MB.
Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.
Q: Do I have to install matching pairs?
A: No.
No, you can install modules one at a time, and you can mix different densities of modules in your computer. But if your computer supports dual-channel memory configurations, you should install in identical pairs (preferably in kits) for optimal performance.
Q: Does my computer support dual-channel memory?
A: No.
Your system does not support dual channel.
Q: Does my computer support ECC memory?
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Sd ram 256MB -does not read more than 128 MB per slot

I checked the specs of this motherboard at the following link:

The specs says the following:
• Supports four 168-pin unbuffered DIMM using eight memory banks.
• Supports a maximum memory size of 348MB (8Mx8) or 768MB (16Mx4) registered DIMM
• Support ECC (1-bit Error Code Correct) function
• Supports 3.3v PC100 SDRAM DIMM.

According to this, the only memory DIMMs guaranteed to work on your motherboard are the 3.3v PC100 SDRAM DIMMs.

However, it seems that your problem lies within the density of the memory module. It looks like the motherboard was made when 256MB sticks weren't very common yet, so there could just be some compatibility issues.
I believe that the motherboard only supports 128MB per side. The RAM you bought probably has memory chips only on one side. Check your new stick. If it only has memory chips on the one side (small black squares) then the only thing you can do is take it back and look for a double-sided stick of 256MB. Even then, it may or may not work with your motherboard.

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Hi there
The motherboard supports 2BG DDR SDRAM memory, 1BG each slot, make sure the memory clock speed is no higher than 400 MHz.

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I have a P3 at 500MHz and was wondering with this Motherboard,

The motherboard has three, dual in-line memory module (DIMM) sockets. Minimum memory size is 16 MB; maximum memory size is 768 MB. The largest DIMM supported at this time is 256 MB using unbuffered 128 Mbit technology parts. The BIOS automatically detects memory type, size, and speed.

The motherboard supports the following memory features:
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  • 66 or 100 MHz SDRAM
  • Non-ECC (64-bit) and ECC (72-bit) memory
  • 3.3 V memory only
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DIMM Size Non-ECC Configuration ECC Configuration 16 MB 2M x 64 2M x 72 32 MB 4M x 64 4M x 72 64 MB 8M x 64 8M x 72 128 MB 16M x 64 16M x 72 256MB 32M x 64 32M x 72

Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) can be installed in one, two, or three sockets. EDO DIMMs are not supported. Memory size and speed can vary between sockets.

Note: Intel® Pentium® II processors with 100 MHz front-side bus should be paired only with 100 MHz SDRAM. Processors with 66 MHz front-side bus can be paired with either 66 MHz or 100 MHz SDRAM.

All memory components and DIMMs used with the Intel® SE440BX-2 motherboard should comply with the PC SDRAM specifications. These include: the PC SDRAM Specification (memory component specific), the PC Unbuffered DIMM Specification, and the PC Serial Presence Detect Specification.

Note: It is recommended that SPD memory DIMMs be used with the SE440BX-2 motherboard. However, the BIOS will allow the use of non-SPD DIMM memory.

So the max you can go is 3 x 256 MB.

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