indeed i place both into the blue slots
Is this your motherboard HERE?
If so I see the memory slots are colored so you would have to make sure that the memory is in the blue slots first and then if you have 2 other modules they would go into the white slots.
Ridiculous , absolutely ridiculous
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:25 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:31 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:35 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:48 PM
when i looked at the ram stick it wasn't clipped it properly so i clipped it in
If that was the case it is 99.9% certain that there lay the problem
Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:39 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:52 AM
If both sticks work perfectly when only one is inserted, then ignoring for the time being. the VERY slight chance that one of the ram slots is defective, you can safely presume that the ram you have will not work on that motherboard when used in dual channel
This is NOT unusual. That is WHY motherboard manufacturers test ram, with their boards it does not mean that the tested ram is the ONLY ram that will work.
Your ram is NOT on the tested list.
Apache ram is but NOT in that configuration.
HOWEVER having looked at the motherboard you MAY have the ram in the wrong slots
If you do not have the motherboard manual, download it from here and check which blue and which white are to be used to populate with one stick in each.
I have downloaded it for you see page 16 Section 1.4.1.
From the processor to the right hand edge of the board the slots are numbered 2, 1, 4 and 3
when using dual channel with two sticks insert then in 1 (ONE) and 3 (THREE). THE WHITE SLOTS
That is the second slot from the processor and the last slot. and unless I am mistaken which I do not think I am, those are the white slots.
From motherboard manual
when enabling Dual Channel mode with two memory modules, be sure to install them in the DDR3_1 and DDR3_3 sockets.
If that does not work place one stick in slot 2 and one stick in slot one., and you will still have the 4Gb but in single channel
Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:14 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:16 PM
You say that the settings for the ram are AUTO in BIOS, so if you are correct and I am sure you are, then it is not due to ram settings of voltages etc.
The ram is NOT as I said on the list of ram checked by the motherboard manufacturers although Apacer ram is, that particular ram is not.
Sometimes it is a well known fact that ram that is still NOT in itself defective will not work in certain configurations with a given motherboard and processor
I would, if it was me, simply change the ram, but that is easy for me to say, as I have the stock to do that.
If you are able to try ram from a friend who happens to have the required quantity and specification and then if that works OK I presume you would be willing to buy the same.
I cannot be certain of course but my bet is that two sticks of the tested ram would prove to be OK
Use this Apacers memory search for your motherboard
Simply select Gigabyte and scroll to your model
and then compare the results with what you have please
Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:31 PM
On the left hand corner of the board, that is the edge of the board on the side on which the I/O connections are eg the opposite side to where the ram is are the words
"Design in Taipei" and next to that is the revision number - on this exmaple revision 2.3 shown as rev 2.3
2. HOWEVER having now read the whole topic again, before you proceed send me this please
the free edition.
and send me the URL as here
3. Go into setup eg BIOS and on the screen relating to the ram check that the settings are AUTO
see your motherboard manual for the info on the BIOS screens. - downloadable from the gigabyte link
This means that they are not set as voltages and timings etc for overclock.
You did say when I asked before that you had checked re overclocking and it was my error NOT to ask how.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:29 PM
Your motherboard manual will help if you do not have it please download it from the link I sent.
2. From Speccy you have UAC disabled that causes all manner of problems, please re-enable and set to default
Windows Security CenterUser Account Control (UAC): Disabled
3. Also from Speccy you have Windows defender enabled. It should have been automatically disabled when you installed Microsoft Security Essentials. Please disable it. DO NOT attempt to uninstall Defender it is part of the windows 7 installation package
Windows DefenderWindows Defender: Enabled to Turn off, open the program and
To open Windows Defender
- Open Windows Defender by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Defender, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Defender.
- Click Tools, and then click Options.
- Click Administrator, select or clear the Use this program check box, and then click Save. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
4. FROM SPECCY
Partition ID: Disk #0,
Disk Letter: C:
File System: NTFS
Volume Serial Number: E8583631
Size: 152GBUsed Space: 149GB (99%)
Free Space: 2.86GB (1%) C DRIVE has the window system installed you are dangerously LOW on free disc space.
I am not annoyed, so please do not think for one moment that I am, we work on Geeks to Go becuase we enjoy helping people and gain satisfaction from it, but if this is simply your installation of data on the C Drive which of course is the one with Windows installed and you have allowed it to get to a stage of 1% of free space, this is surprising - as you opened your topic by saying
Hello all i personally account myself decent with the basics of computers
I consider it my fault for not checking sooner, but it is quite a basic issue. I am in fact surprised that even the chkdsk or the system file check would run. It must I suggest have been like watching grass grow for the chkdsk. It is not surprising that you say the system is slow
You need to address the issue of the free space or rather the lack of it before we continue.
Do please look as well at the BIOS screens for the ram.
I am signing off now - early start tomorrow 0530.
Will be online 1900 or so.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:13 PM
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