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RAM upgrade problem - strange timing behavior?!


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You have version 1.30. Version 1.44.1 is currently out. Please update here.
Again, post me a screen shot under SPD, the voltages should be displayed underneath TRas#.
Either way, I'm assuming these sticks are using 2.5V as you have made no adjustments within BIOS (or have you).
If you have a link to the RAM you had purchased, that would work as well.
James

Edited by james_8970, 08 March 2008 - 11:28 AM.

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Here we are - thanks for the link to 1.44.1. - Iv included a screenshot of both the memory tab and SPD tab.

It is as you said - 2.5V, i didnt make any changes in the BIOS.

The RAM i have came with my computer so i cant give you a link to it - it is samsung - and i have attached a close-up pic of it for you, no idea if this will be of any help :)

Thanks

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Yes, the picture of your RAM helps a lot, thank you. Your RAM's IC (the little chips) are manufactured by Samsung, but the stick as a whole is manufactured by buffalo.
Can you give me an e-railer in your area so that I can suggest a 1GB (2x512mb) kit for you.
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Edited by james_8970, 08 March 2008 - 11:52 AM.

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Honestly anywhere as long as it is reasonably priced - try these?

http://www.ebuyer.com/

http://www.dabs.com/

http://www.saverstore.com/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/

As i say i am looking at around £30 if possible. Thanks alot for your help by the way!
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Hi James,
Just wondering if you have had any luck finding some compatible RAM for my computer?
Thanks Alot
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Sorry about the wait, I must have missed replying to your topic a while back.
This is the closest match that I could find, you'll be required to increase the voltage of your memory by +0.1V, but this shouldn't be an issue, if you need help on how to accomplish this, just ask.
http://www.dabs.com/...k...3&InMerch=1
Remember, I cannot guarantee that mixing and matching RAM (what you are doing here) will work.
James

Edited by james_8970, 14 March 2008 - 08:58 AM.

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Great thanks alot,
So if i increase the voltage will it not affect my current RAM? i think i saw that setting in BIOS so i should be able to manage that.
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So if i increase the voltage will it not affect my current RAM? i think i saw that setting in BIOS so i should be able to manage that.

No, any DDR RAM should be able to function properly without overheating issues.
Do you have XP or Vista?
James

Edited by james_8970, 14 March 2008 - 11:38 AM.

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Awesome thanks alot,
Im running XP home.

Edited by Danstar10, 14 March 2008 - 11:40 AM.

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Wait, I'm surprised this hasn't already been asked, but what OS do you have? If you have Vista expect very slight gains and if you have XP expect no gains at all. The difference between 2GB and 3GB of RAM is very minimal.
Lastly, remember we cannot guarantee that this will work, it should, but there are never any guarantees when mixing and matching RAM.
James

Edited by james_8970, 14 March 2008 - 11:42 AM.

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Yeah i realise you cannot guarentee anything.
Im on XP home - but im a computer animator / digital artist and i use applications which often suck up my 2GB (i have memturbo4 which monitors my memory usage) and it runs out every now and again - so surely adding memory will stop it maxing out under heavy load?
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Yes, if you are a digital artist then you'd see a increase in speed, at the very least you could open or create larger projects that may have not been otherwise possible.
James
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yup thats what im looking for,
Thanks alot for all the help - il let you know if/when i get it working!
Cheers,
Dan
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Sounds good, if you have any problems, you know where to come :)
James
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