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Can't get new DDR memory to work.

Sorry, it's not as simple as that. After 5 years with this computer and P4VMM2 M/B and only 256 Megs of SDram, I decided to update the memory. I did the Crucial.Com scan and purchased 1 Gig. of DDR ram from them, to start with. Of course, after calling their support, they tell me I need to move or switch some "jumpers" around. I have no idea how to do this! Never seen it done. Their only help was to tell me I can get them at Radio Shack. I live in northern Canada and the closest Shack is south of the U.S. border. They do not sell to Canada. I can not find "jumpers" up here at all. I was hoping one of you would know of an alternate method of switching these jumper pins or where I can get them, other than the Shack. A link to a site that shows this operation in detail, would be appreciated greatly.

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  • jwfilion Jun 21, 2008

    TandN, your link to the Motherboard page did not work. However, I had a scan done some time ago and was told there was no need to update, as the Bios was current. I was told if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The Crucial support said the memory is the best update available and although it was not SDRam, as was the original, the DDR 2700 was faster. I'm not sure of the old memory. I will have to open the machine tomorrow and check out your observations. It is very confined in there. I also saw the JP1 jumper. It says it switches the voltage of the SDRam memory. I suppose I will have to switch this as well. I do not see any jumpers on the board. I do have an older computer I lent out and will check it as well. Talk to you then.

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(Here) is the (Motherboard version 5) on the web site. This is a link to a BIOS Flash. You need to go to the site and find your exact BIOS and flash it to see if it needs updated. You motherboard version should be stamped on the board. They have a lot of versions of this board so make sure you get the exact one. This board might know even know what that memory is until you flash it. Use your old memory to flash it. What is the speed of your old memory? Are you using the same type and speed of memory? Speed is not the gig size.

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  • T&N Family Electronics Dean and Sherrie Terrell

    Try moving JP1 jumper over one slot. The manual shows this. Download the manual to see this. The jumpers should already be on the board. They have to be on there to work. You do not need to buy any. If you do not have one on the slot needed, look for an extra one on the board that is not used. You can use anything that will short the two pins. If you have an old hard drive it will have some possibly.

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