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NEED RAM ADVICE PLEASE!


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meridian1976

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New here...hoping to figure out what's wrong. I currently am running 1GB Dual Channel Corsair DDR2 Ram on an Asus M2N4-SLI. I recently purchased 4GB of Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 DDR2-800. I powered down and replaced the old RAM with the new, powered the machine up and all I got was a beeping noise. I have checked my MOBO manual and Crucial's compatibility website and the RAM that I have purchased SHOULD be compatible with my MOBO. I do not understand what the problem could be since it is pretty straightforward installing RAM. Can anyone help? If you need more info let me know.
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PsychPosse

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First thing I would do is to make sure it is seated firmly into place. Make sure all the contacts are still ok too.
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Yip...checked all contacts and they look great (and should too with new RAM)...just tried to put them in again and same thing, Really made sure they were seated properly. The machine doesn't even power up. I get a beep error message: one long, two short. From what I have seen that is an error for video card but when I swap out the old RAM with my existing Corsair RAM it works perfectly. Thx for reply...keep helping. This is frustrating.

Edited by meridian1976, 02 January 2008 - 08:27 PM.

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Try the sticks one at a time to make sure none of them are dead.

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EDIT: By the way WELCOME TO G2G!!!!!

Edited by SOORENA, 02 January 2008 - 10:01 PM.

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Boot up with one of the two kits. Some motherboards are extremely fussy with all four slots being full.
Once you can boot up with one of the two kits to straight to BIOS and up the VDIM to whatever is required for this memory type.
If you are unsure as to how to accomplish this, just let me know.
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