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silencer.dot

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i recently bought a Samsung 1GB PC3400 DDR Ram memory 184pin 400 MHZ, i just got it today too. i opened up the computer, inserted the only left ram slot in my mobo ( only has 3 slots, 2 are taken by 512's). after that i started up the computer, i opened up my montior and nothing, i waited for 5 minutes and nothing. although my computers front red light (showing its loading something or what not) was on o-o.

so then i tried it again, still the same. i took out the 1gb ram, and booted up the computer, and it worked with out the new 1gb ram. i looked in my mobo manual and it supports:

" 3x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 3GB unbuffered ECC and non-ECC PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 SDRAM memory " right out of the manual. and my mobo is a asus k8v-x.

any help? thanks
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Means it doesn't like that new stick, OR it doesn't like that new stick in combination with the ones you have in there already. Any beeping noises?

See if the computer loads with the new stick on its own, you may have to put it in DIMM slot 1.

What speed is the memory you have in there now? (usually tells you by a sticker on the memory stick itself). Your board is a Socket 754 board, so it'll be a Sempron processor most likely and these only run at 333Mhz, though some memory sticks don't like it if you run them at a slower speed.
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when i took out the new 1gb ram, i heard a beeping noise when it started thats about it. i think i tried it just the 1 stick, but im not sure. im gonna try it out later, and update this post. my processor is an amd athlon 64 3000+ 2.0 GHz.

just asking but what if it dosent start up on its own? the ram is broken? or the mobo cant handle it?

EDIT - i tried putting the ram by itself, didnt work.

Edited by silencer.dot, 25 September 2006 - 07:16 PM.

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Since the system refuses to work with just the new stick in it, either that stick of memory is faulty or your board doesn't like it. Even in this day and age of motherboards being a lot less fussy then they used to be, the K8V series from Asus hasn't exactly been one of their finest products.
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