DDR Memory questions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 2Shy, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. 2Shy

    2Shy Guest

    Hi,

    I have a Gigabyte GA-845PE667 motherboard, i want to upgrade my 512mb 2700 memory to 1gb so i purchased another stick of 512mb 2700 memory but i have had nothing but problems both the memory sticks work i tried them individually but when working together i get blue screen as soon as Windows XP Home kicks in... is it a thing that DDR memory is all different and you should stick with the same brands etc?

    id like to hear your input

    ~2Shy
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    a matched pair is always good, the problem is 2 sticks cannot run the same fast timings of 1 stick, so you may have to slow down the timings a little, or trial them at pc 2100 speeds. failing that i would look for a bios update as there are probably a few updates to work around issues like yours.
     
  3. jumpy

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    Firstly, may I suggest putting a few punctuation marks in your post. It would make it a lot easier to read.

    On your problem: I think some boards have problems when certain memory slots are being used and/or when all slots are full. Try swapping the sticks around to different slots. If that doesnt work, try updating to the latest bios.

    EDIT: Damn you Gonzo, beat me to it.
     
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  5. 2Shy

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    Flashed the motherboard and it worked great 1024mb DDR now.. sweeet!!!

    Sorry for the punctuation typed it down fast missed mah dots n **** ;p

    ~2Shy