My new memory.

#1
Hi, I just got my new memory today. I already have 1gig so this is my second. It is the same TWINX model as my two other ones… but when I boot with them installed my two S-ATA hard drives cannot be detected. I took the two new sticks out about 3 times and reinserted them – booted up in between them with and with out them installed and my hard drives were back while they weren’t installed. When I boot it says I have 2048 memory in the check. Oh, and sometimes with the new memory installed it will detect my HD’s at first and get to the Windows XP log-on screen, restart after about 5 seconds and my HD’s are gone at boot yet again!

- thank you for any help on this.
 

celticfan11

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#3
or try 1 stick at a time and try to narrow down the bad stick.
try running memtest86 and see if you get memory errors with the new ram
 

American Zombie

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-seek- said:
It is the same TWINX model as my two other ones… but when I boot with them installed my two S-ATA hard drives cannot be detected. I took the two new sticks out about 3 times and reinserted them
You say "two other ones" and you "already have one gig" so I wonder if you are saying you already have two 512 sticks that make up 1 gig.

Then you are trying to add two new 512 MB sticks so you have 2 gig.

Some boards have problems trying to run all four slots so what board are we discussing?
 
#5
American Zombie said:
You say "two other ones" and you "already have one gig" so I wonder if you are saying you already have two 512 sticks that make up 1 gig.

Then you are trying to add two new 512 MB sticks so you have 2 gig.

Some boards have problems trying to run all four slots so what board are we discussing?
ASUS P4C800 Deluxe ... http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4c800-d/overview.htm

I'll try running the new ones in the A slots and take my olders out.
 
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#6
Well, i bought a different model of memory... I have "TWINX1024-3200C2PT" and I got just the normal "TWINX1024-3200C2".:(

But shouldn't it still be running right? Can you have two different type of memory in your system??
 

lancer

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#7
no seek, usually for dual ram to work or for a board with dual ram all sticks need to be made equal.
 

dreamliner77

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#8
That's not true.

Depending on your meaning:

1) Many boards will allow you to run 2 slots in dual channel and address another slot(s) independently.

2) If you just mean different makes of memory, a dual channel rig will default to the speed of the slowest stick.
 

-seek-

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#9
dreamliner77 said:
That's not true.

Depending on your meaning:

1) Many boards will allow you to run 2 slots in dual channel and address another slot(s) independently.

2) If you just mean different makes of memory, a dual channel rig will default to the speed of the slowest stick.
More cowbell!
 
#10
Thanks for all the replies guys... I think it may be my power supply. My hard drive was clicking like it would if it were a goner through all of this but i've heard this can happen with lower power to the HD. Also I may have bumped the S-ATA cables and created a bad connection (they are cheap generics anyway). I just happened to have ordered some new cables and a 450w box about 2 days ago so I'm quite happy about that.

And, I took that memory back because I don't even want it around me again. :crosseyed:
 
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