I am attempting to fix my friends computer. It is a gateway 310x, with everything stock except for a 1gb crucial pc2700 ddr 333mhz ram stick. I have individually tested each part of the computer in a different pc to see what was wrong. I assumed that the motherboard was fried so I buoght a new one the same model. Now after installing i have the same problem. When i plug the psu into the pc i see a green led and if I hit the test switch on the psu I see a steady red led. The cpu fan starts as well when i do this. But no video. This problem first started when my friend noticed that his internet was really slow, so he tried to power down his modem and pc. When he went to turn the pc back on it didn't start.
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You are correct, this motherboard can use either 333mhz DDR (PC2700) or 400mhz DDR (3200) chips.
You may have a bad chip. Also make sure you are not mixing this chip with another of another speed. Its not good practise to mix 333mhz and 400mhz though some motherboards will still work like that.
Your best bet for compatibility is crucial DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 •
Personally I have had bad luck with kingston ram myself.
The Motherboard's specifications mention that it uses DDR Ram, while the FSB runs at 400MHz. That means that any kind of DDR memory will work up to the maximum of 2 GB (it has 2 slots, so it's up to the max of 2x1GB DDR sticks).
There's no issue with the speed, actually the faster you can get the better results you will have. Try looking for 1GB DDR 400MHz (preferably two of them, if you want to max out the capacity and since it's kind of cheap to do so).
The one you tried and didn't work, might be due to a faulty RAM module.
Unfortunetly you cannot use ddr2 memory on this motherboard. The motherboard supports only PC2100/PC1600 DDR memory if you have version 8.1 of the motherboard. If you have v5.0 of the motherboard than you can only use sdram or ddr 266Mhz RAM. The same goes for the video card. The p4vmm2 motherboard is a rather old motherboard so I don't think it will payoff to upgrade the computer. It will be probably the best if you buy another computer.
If you wish, tell us the socket number and we can then look up your board specifications. My guess is that the board runs pc2700 chips as the max speed possible.pc 3200 is faster(400MHZ) than pc2700(333MHZ).
You'll be fine. If you have been on crucial you know then whether the modules need to be in matched pairs, which is what it looks like you are doing. The only limitations on RAM are when you go to 4GB using 32-bit processing. It will most likely not all show. But with 2.5GB, you should be humming along quite nicely.
Most likely, it is a limitation of your motherboard. Not all motherboards or computers can physically read all types of memory or they may have memory limitations. For instance, I was working on an older Gateway this week. It had 2 memory slots but the maximum amount of memory the computer would recognize is 512 MB. Therefore, if I had put to 1 GB sticks in, provided the computer could use it, the maximum the computer would be able to see or use is 512 MB. In this instance, that is most likely the scenario. The best thing to do is to go to www.crucial.com and run the system scanner. It will tell you how many slots you have, what the maximum per slot capacity and the total capacity of your computer is.
you can upgrade to a max of 2gb on that board. These are your 1gb options: 1GB PC2700 333MHz DDR Memory, 1GB PC2100 266MHz DDR Memory, and 1GB PC3200 400MHz Non-ECC Unbuffered 184-pin DDR DIMM Memory. Install a set of any of these and your off and running.