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Help! Ram chips will not function together!


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Omega Supreme

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I have a ECS 755-A2 motherboard. I have had 2 ram chips in it for some time. At one point both of which worked. They are PC 3200 DDR 400 two sticks of 512. I thought maybe it was my power supply but I replaced that recently. I have the most up to date bios and I have tested the ram sticks on both slots alone and they always work. But when I put them together only 1 512 sticks is noticed. The motherboard has the ability to have 2 gigs of ram so I don't know what the problem is. Like I said they worked together at one time. So i'm wondering if something is just wrong in the bios or if there is something I can change. Thanks in advance.
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Titan8990

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RAM is a common failure in PCs. Check each stick using memtest. Run memtest with one stick in at a time. Does your board only have two RAM slots?

Click here for a guide to using Memtest

Click here to download memtest


Let us know how the results go.

Edited by Titan8990, 24 July 2007 - 02:01 PM.

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Troy

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Also ECS motherboards have been known to be very picky about which sticks it can run. Are these two RAM modules exactly the same (brand, model, speed etc) - also called a matched pair?

It may have decided somehow that it didn't like the pair you are using anymore.
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Hey, RuthandRoy. How are you? I just wanted you to know (incase you don't remember), you helped me with my MB before and Omega Supreme has the exact same MB that I do, the ECS 755-A2 (pain in the butt). Anyway, for what it's worth, Supreme, I finally just came to the conclusion that I was going to have to just start shelling out the cash and simply buy two brand new 1 GB sticks at the same time that are identical. And, probably, ones that are known to be compatible to the ECS 755-A2. Let me know what you are able to find out 'cause I'm still holding out for current lack of funds. I'll be watching...GF.

Edited by Goodfortitude, 12 August 2007 - 12:13 AM.

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Hi Goodfortitude, I'm good. Thanks for asking, don't get much of that on these forums! :whistling:

If I were you, I would save up and get a different motherboard instead, I really don't like ECS motherboards. I just managed to sell a second-hand system in my local paper, I've been working on it for weeks to get the RAM right. It was the only problem with the system, but I finally settled on two different 256MB sticks (different manufacturer, different speed) and somehow it seemed to work... Don't ask me! I don't know! Then I started stress-testing and it worked really well - no errors at all, so I just got rid of it and I'm never touching an ECS mobo again if I can help it!
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