Strange ram problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Yngwie_II, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Yngwie_II

    Yngwie_II Guest

    Hey dudes,
    I have come across a very strange problem that has to do with ddr memory.
    I have an Asus A7V333, and i have 256mb ddr 2100 installed.
    Not overclocked, just normal Cas 2.5 en CL 2.5.
    Now i recently bought 2 sticks of 128mb ddr 2100, also
    Cas en Cl 2.5. I put them in, and the first time, i got into windows without problems. Then when i was playing sof 2, my system rebooted. And it wouldn't get into windows anymore. So i took out the other sticks and it worked again. Then i tried all possible combinations and orders. But its now like this. I have the 256mb stick, and one of the 128mb sticks in there, and it works perfectly, so thats 384mb of ddr 2100.
    Could anyone please tell me whats going on? the memory worked perfectly in a friend of mine's computer. And the memory is also new, the 128mb sticks are both from the same manufacturer.
    Please reply as soon as possible.

    Thank you
  2. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

    London England
    Take the two 128Mb sticks back to where you purchased them from and exchange them for ONE 256Mb stick. Can’t remember why but had a similar problem six months ago and this solved it, something to do with the chipset and memory mapping I think.


  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    I suggest the same thing. Swap the 2 X 128 for 1 X 256
  4. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

    Many mobo's have exhibited this problem, use 2 sticks, matched if possible.
  5. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    I guess I should have read here before buying 2x 128MB 2700 Crucial DDR for mine. If I needed another stick, which would you guys recommend, another 128? Or try flogging the 128MB sticks and getting bigger ones all same size?