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    Memory problems

    Hi all

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    8800 GTX Graphics card
    Vista 32 bit home

    Weird problem just developed. Only showing 1GB of ram in windows and bios. Swapped ram over into different slots and still shows the same. Tried each stick individually and both work. Ran CPU-Z and only got slot 3 to work.

    Is it a motherboard fault or a setting messing up (have not adjusted anything by the way)????

    Regards in advance

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    Re: Memory problems

    Sounds like a motherboard problem, I don't think it sounds like there's anything wrong with the RAM. Do you any other RAM or a motherboard to test with?

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    Re: Memory problems

    Worth running memtest86+ which might give a better idea of whats going on.
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    Re: Memory problems

    Hi merlin73
    had a similar problem with the asus P5B. where i went wrong was i put 1GB RAM into each slot 1 & 2. this done strange things to my rig the remody for me was to move the ram in slot 2 over to slot 3.

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    Re: Memory problems

    I've been told that with any mobo, you should always use either the odd or the even slots (unless you can fill all 4 obviously)
    With your mobo, thats either the yellow OR the black slots.

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    Re: Memory problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    I've been told that with any mobo, you should always use either the odd or the even slots (unless you can fill all 4 obviously)
    With your mobo, thats either the yellow OR the black slots.
    Yup - dual channel memory being the reason.

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