basiclly what it is I have a problem with my computer with RAM. I have a;
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-P, KT600 Socket A board, AMD Athlon XP 2.17GHz 3000+, DDR RAM (3 Memory banks), Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE 256Mb, Windows XP PRO 32bit
I have been running 1.2GB worth of ram for a while (512x2,256) and I got my hands on a 1GB stick to day(By the way they are all PC3200) So I was going to get rid of the 256 ram and have 2GB worth of memory but when I took the 256 out and plugged the 1GB then it never came up that I have 2GB in the BIOS, it just came up saying that I had 1GB.
So I wanted to test this new RAM out so I took both 512's out and it came up in BIOS saying that I had a GB which is good I guess.
So I tried plugging in the 1GB and one 512 and it came up in BIOS that I got only 512? So I am thinking "What the F**K!!"
I have done al sorts to try and get this working by moving the ram around and everything.
Oh yeah! one more thing.... I read somewhere that my Board can hold the Maximum memory of 3GB? and also when I plugged the 1GB and both 512's it came up as a GB in the BIOS and Windows so I looked in CPU-Z software and on the Memory and SPD tab it Recognized all the ram installed on my board?
Help me :D
asked Aug 04 '10 at 21:07
It could be that the ram has to be the same or pairing. This is because of the dual channel in the motherboard
Sometimes dual channel operation requires that they are exactly the same in all specifications, thats why you often see them sold in blister packs of two'.
It could also be that you can not mix single sided and dual sided memory and expect it to work.
It could sometime be that your OS does not see the ram, run some memory test live cd and test it.