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Hello all. Building a new puter. Have a Soyo P4VGA Mobo which supports 2 X DDR ( PC 1600 or PC2100) or 1 X SD Ram stick. Put in 1 stick of 133 SD ram (128 MB) and the system boots. Put in 2 X 256 Megs of DDR ram in (1 X Infineon PC 2100 and 1 X IBM PC2100). I get a continuous long beep as soon as I turn the puter on. Removed 1 stick of DDR...same prob. Tried other stick...same beep. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Apologies if this is a stupid question, but I need to be certain - when you installed the DDR ram, did you remove the SDR module first?
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Yup. Either SD (works fine) or DDR (doesn't work)
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Do you happen to know what the exact specs are for both of the DDR modules (i.e. are they ECC or non ECC, buffered or unbuffered, double or single sided?)
If not, the model number for each one will do. If you don't know whether they are ECC or non ECC, count the number of chips (both sides) on each module & let me know what the total for each is.
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IBM -256MB, DDR, 266, CL2.5, ECC, REG. Double sided 10 chips per side

Infineon -256MB, DDR, 266, CL2, ECC, REG. Double sided 10 chips per side
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Thats the problem then - neither of those 2 modules are compatible with your motherboard. Your board, like the majority of motherboards, requires non-ECC, non-Registered (ie non-buffered) ram.

One or two of them also have issues with double sided modules.

If you want to locate some ram thats guaranteed 100% compatible with your system, try Memory Advisor on Crucials website.
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Thanks very much
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