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Custom pc boot up/ram problem


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mgs251

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Hello all, I am haveing a custom built pc made. The guy putting it togather has ordered and recieved all the parts. He has everything togather. He ran into a problem though. I have 2x 1gig ramchips that i want in this pc, So he put them in and tried to turn it on. It wouldnt not boot up correctly. So he took them out and put in a standered 256mb ram stick and it worked. Im guessing one of the 1gig sticks is bad. I told him to try them one at a time to see if one of them would work. He has not tried that yet, But will soon. A compatibilitys problem is not the issue. the pc supports up to 4 gigs, And everything is compatible. Could it be what i was thinking? just a bad ram stick. Or something else. Any ideas are appreciated.

Here are the system specs, Although they are not too specific.


1. A true Intel 900 series board (reliable gaming board)
2. Genuine pentium 4, 3gig pinless processor
3. 2x 1gig ram chips
4. 250gig serial ATA hard drive
5. cdrw/dvdrw combo drive
6. 256mb pci express video card with ATI chipset
7. Soundblaster Audigy 2 Zs 7.1 channel soundcard
8. Windows XP
9. Office 2003
10. Antivirus and other software.
11. Wireless keyboard and mouse
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Ok well he tried both of the 1gig sticks one at a time..neither of them work..I dont think both sticks would come dead..Unless i was unlucky as crap. any other ideas?
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Maybe the speeds of the RAM is causing it. Try changing the speeds in BIOS see if that helps. I have the sam sort of problem if i set the RAM at DDR-400 i constantly get blue screens and if i change it to DDR 300 it works fine with not 1 blue screen and ive ran my pc for 24 hours running games and everything.
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Ill tell him that and see what happens..But wouldnt it make the ram slower? its a gameing rig. And ddr400 should work on this mobo..I dont get this
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