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My third memory slot does't work ! Do i have to replace the slot or the motherboard ?

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If the slot is not working, you have to replace the whole board. Resoldering a new one is not a good idea since it might damage the board. Hope this helps :D

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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P4VM890 - 3 long beeps


1) Son follow Anti-Static Procedures?

Ram Memory could be cr@p now if not.

To include motherboard, processor, and graphics card; IF used.

2) All power cables attached to motherboard, AND tightly?

http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=P4VM890

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

3) AMI BIOS 2.3.1

BIOS Beep Code - 3 Beeps
Indicates Ram Memory failure.

Cracked motherboard at ram memory slots, due to too much pressure being applied to motherboard, while in computer case?

Cracked motherboard at ram memory slots due to, user inadvertently had ram memory turned around backwards; and tried to install?
(Locating Notch was not lined up with Locating Lug, in ram memory slot)

4) We all get in a hurry sometimes, and make mistakes.
(Seen those commercials? Ha!)

Is there a 'stick' of ram memory in Slot 1? (DIMM 1)
That is the ram memory slot the Processor reads first.

5) I gotta' tell ya, Fred; I think we are dealing with a Static shock issue here, or cracked motherboard.

Was working, then ram memory removed/reinstalled; and now Not working.

For additional questions please post back in a Comment.

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HP Pavilion Media Center PC not detecting memory in slots 3 & 4.All memory works in slots 1 &2.Memory is all the same.


Info from the manual:

Memory configurations

You can install 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1GB DDR SDRAM DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.

• Install only identical (the same type and size) DDR DIMM pairs

using the recommended configurations.

• Make sure that the memory frequency matches the CPU FSB

(Front Side Bus). Refer to the Memory frequency/CPU FSB

synchronization table on the next page.

• This motherboard does not support double-sided 16-bit DDR DIMMs.

• Do not create a three-DIMM configuration in dual-channel mode. The
third DIMM is ignored in the dual-channel operation.

Recommended memory configurations

Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization

* Use only identical DDR DIMM pairs.

Sockets

Mode DIMM1 DIMM2 DIMM3 DIMM4

Single-channel (1) Installed - - -

(2) - Installed - -

(3) - - Installed -

(4) - - - Installed

Dual-channel* (1) Installed - Installed -

(2) - Installed - Installed

(3) Installed Installed Installed Installed


CPU FSB DDR DIMM Type Memory Frequency

800 MHz PC3200 400 MHz
533 MHz PC3200/PC2700 400/333 MHz

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The board for this appears to have a dead ram slot.If putting ram into second slot the monitor just goes black with line distortions.Remove the Ram and install to first slot everything works ok add a 2nd...


Hi,
Inspect the memory slot carefully. If there are are bent pins in the slot , you can probably align them with a pointed tip. Otherwise the best option would to replace the motherboard. Because after the process RAM is the fastest component in the computer. Out of experience in repairing the motherboards ,i recommend to replace the motherboard.

Thanks Fixya
Proton

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Third 1gb memory module causes reboots


Well the memory is faulty or possibly a bad connection. Try using an Ink erasor to clean up the contacts on the memory. Also a can of compressed air is great for cleaning out the memory slots. Cheers from Scott

Apr 17, 2010 | MSI 645E Max2 (MS-6567) Motherboard

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Motherboard doesn't seem to want to access 3rd memry slot


Have you tried sticks in slots 1 and 3 with nothing in 2. If the third slot still doesn't work then its probably fried.
Sorry.

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Position of memory modules


Hi there
There isn't a third DIMM slot its attached to the motherboard and cannot be removed, replace the 256 memory modules, thats all you can do

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Dec 13, 2008 | Evesham Voyager 6200 Notebook

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Memory


Ok well there could be a few things going on here. It is possible that A: your third stick is damaged which I'm assuming you dismissed through your installation of one at a time, B: the third dimm slot is damaged and is unusable, C: the dimm slot is turned off in your bios. 

Now looking at the Shuttle A161 motherboard it would appear you have a primary dimm slot and then expansion dimm slots (technically these are called the controller dimm slot and the estensions) 

The controller slot which is offeset from the other two should have your largest ram, make sure the ram you stick in this slot isn't a stick that requires dual recognition. Some ram is designed to work in a pair even in the early PC100 class ram. Most PC100 ram you'll find now requires the sticks to work in pairs and the ram is coded for this. (Especially since PC100 is on its way out very fast.) The expansion slots can be fitted with a pair that will work together. I doubt that your third and primary slot is turned off as it is the controller slot. If none of your ram works in this slot replace the old ram in to this slot and just use the two expansion slots. It may not be as much ram as you want but the motherboard has presets that are just problematic. 

My general advice however is, that if you're running this motherboard which is fairly out of date, I'd upgrade to a new computer. Buying a cheap Dell desktop or even a barebones off of newegg.com and transfering your current Harddrive and what not over would probably be easier for you and will carry you for the next five years or so.

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Asus A7N8X-X (third memory slot)


Sounds like either a bad stick of memory or a bad dimm slot . Have you tried the memory on another motherboard ?

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Can't Install RAM in DDR2 and DDR3 DIMM slots


You cannot use DDR and DDR2 ram at the same time, because its always been like that (ie, no SD and DDR, or SD and RIMM)

What you should do is switch to all DDR2 sticks.

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