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Protoform

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Hello

I have an ASUS P5W64 WS motherboard.

the ram I'm trying to use is a paired set of muskin

996556 (2x2GB) 4GB SP2-5300

Frequency: 667MHz Latency: 5-5-5-15 Parity: Unbuffered
Voltage: 1.8V Pins: 240
Density > > > Module: 256Mx64 Chip: 128Mx8

My problem is that it will not boot with both sticks installed.
i can put either one in and it will run showing 2GB available.
i have tried to put a 1GB stick in with one of the 2GB sticks and it loads and boots.

Win i put the 2 2GB sticks in and turn it on i get no sig to the monitor, and nothing to my mouse (optical usb).

any help would be appreciated.
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baula

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check the DIMM slots may be its broken......put One RAM in the first slot and see display comes or not then redo for another slot.
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ive moved the ram around to the difrent slots, and i have been able to install a 1GB along with the 2GB stick

the board is set up (A1+A2) (B1+B2)

i was able to get the pc to boot with 2GB in (A1),(A2),(B1) shown up as 2GB in BIOS and Windows

i was also able to boot with (1GB+A2) (2GB+B2) shown up as 3GB in BIOS and Windows
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If you have Xp or Vista 32 bit it will only see 3.5 gigs of memory at the most. Just a FYI for you
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I thought that Vista 32bit could use up to 4GB
Never the less if it is possible to get the pc to function with both of the 2GB ram mods that is perfectible.
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Vista 32 bit (along with every other 32bit OS) can have 4 gb of ram installed (but Like Rshaffer61 said only 3.25-3.5 gb of ram will be seen)

Sometimes when the DIMM slots are fully populated the Ram will not operate correctly (because of the memory controller) If you can back your speed of the ram down to the next lowest clock setting.

Do both sticks of 2gb work properly when installed separately?

when you have the 2 X2 gb installed and it refuses to boot up have you tried a Clear Cmos.

That may help it get past your road block

Good luck

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yes when they are installed separately they work fine.
ill try to back the speed down and then the clear Comos.

i think the board has an auto over clock feature in it(not sure).

Edited by Protoform, 08 May 2009 - 03:00 PM.

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tried both
1 clear Comos
&
2 lowest clock setting for the RAM

No love :)

but yes the bord dose have an auto over clock function for the CPU and RAM
i turned off the over clock when i changed the clock setting for the RAM, and it reset when i cleared the Comos.
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and it reset when i cleared the Comos.


So is your computer working, I wasn't able to determine that for sure.

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Protoform

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nothing has changed still can't use both 2gig sticks.
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Have you checked for updates for you mobo from the manufacture?

If you haven't click here to get the updates

If this doesn't work.

Lets test your memory:

get memtest86 here....
Click here.. For a video to help you do this.

if you have a floppy drive you can get the 6th one down ...set the bios to boot from the floppy drive A:
first...then the cd drive then the Hard drive C:

or you can get the 2nd one down and burn the ISO file to a cd and then boot it from the cd drive...

if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go

here and get burncdcc ..it is a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its memtest86.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....

Test each stick of ram separately for 5 passes and then both together. Once it passes one stick move to the next one.

let memtest run for at least 5 passes... if there are no errors after 5 passes just press Esc to end the tests and we will try something else.

Good luck

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