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    RAM problem

    Hi, i have the following problem - please can someone help?

    Many thanks,
    Justin

    My computer won’t start up with both sticks of RAM. It works fine with either one stick alone, and it works fine in any socket. After about a month if I try to use 2 sticks of RAM they work again(!) but only for a few weeks. I have the following:

    Processor
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket
    LGA775, 4MB, BOXED w/fan

    Motherboard
    ABIT IL9 PRO, Intel 945P, Socket-775,
    ATX, SATAII, DDR2, GbLAN, PCI-Ex16

    Graphics card
    Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO 256MB GDDR3,
    PCI-Express, HDCP, 2xDVI-I, Lite-Retail

    RAM
    A-Data DDR2 667 (dual kit)

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    Re: RAM problem

    Have you tried slightly increasing the voltage on the northbridge?

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    Re: RAM problem

    not sure what northbridge is? i have tried increasing the DIMM Voltage in the BIOS.

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    Re: RAM problem

    Have you run memtest86+ ??
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    Re: RAM problem

    just ran memtest86+
    no errors - thanks for the suggestion though, what should i try next?

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    Re: RAM problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjutgut View Post
    just ran memtest86+
    no errors - thanks for the suggestion though, what should i try next?
    Hmm how long did you run it for?
    Sounds like you might have a faulty motherboard... try using slots 2+4 if your using 1+3 or vice versa.

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    Re: RAM problem

    ran it twice - took about 30 mins. Have tried slots 2+4 as well, all slots work (have tried each stick of RAM in each of the 4 slots and they all work seperately)

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    Re: RAM problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjutgut View Post
    ran it twice - took about 30 mins. Have tried slots 2+4 as well, all slots work (have tried each stick of RAM in each of the 4 slots and they all work seperately)
    Try a bios update and if that doesn't work then it's most likely a faulty motherboard.

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    Re: RAM problem

    i have just been on the manufaturer's website to do this but the only option it gives is to write a floppy disk (which i don't have). Do you know of another way i can update the BIOS? (that is free).

    Many thanks for your help!
    J

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    Re: RAM problem

    is there someway i can test if my motherboard is faulty?

    if not then i think i wll invest in a new one to save hastle. please can someone let me know if these are any good? just want something that is good value for money and won't be the weak link of my pc (my setup is at the beginning of this post).


    Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L - i945GC - S775 - PCI-E (x16) - DDR2 400/533/667 MHz - SATA II - Micro ATX - On Board VGA
    £34


    with some new ram too...

    Corsair Value Select 2GB PC2 667MHz Non-ECC 240Pin CL4
    £28 - to add the the 2 1GB sticks i have already.

    Many thanks again,
    J

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