Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:55 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:07 PM
OK, go into BIOS, and check the ram settings. they may have been done up specifically for the other ram...
there should be an option for the ram settings that says "by spd" this will allow the settings to be configured by the motherboard, based on what the ram reports it can do.
if that doesnt work, give me the make/model of your motherboard, and dig up the manual if you have it.
also tell me make/model of your PC, like if its a dell, HP, compaq, etc.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:23 PM
I dont know if this has anything to do with it but in the CMOS Setup it also says DRAM Command Rate is 2T.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:29 PM
the command rate seems low to me, can you change it? if so, set it to 3T.
sounds like you might know your way around the BIOS some. if so, you could always try the "load optimized default" setting, and then change anything that is needed in BIOS regarding drive settings, etc.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:37 PM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:12 AM
ideally, have the 2 matching 512 sticks in the dual channel slots, to take full advantage of your FSB.
glad it was something simple...had me wondering what was going on with your system there!
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:20 AM
Edited by jeeplette, 11 May 2005 - 12:24 AM.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:38 AM
you said you had two 512 sticks of PC3200. you would want to load them in channels 1 & 3, or 2 & 3, to take advantage of the dual channel FSB.
or are we talking about a different PC here?
if I am totally confused here, let me know. but the principle is still the same as from the other topic, the 2 matched sticks loaded in the dual channel slots will give you the most speed with the front side buss.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:16 PM
that via vt8233 chip you mentioned will be part of the chipset. the mobo make model is usually screened onto the board in fairly large letters. any chance this is the kv400?
I mostly want to check your board to see if it supports the dual channel ram config. if yes, then the best choice for you is to use the 2 sticks of DDR. if not, then load the single channel ram as well, no problem.
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