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Q: DIMM Slot Problems

Hello - I have a bit a a problem, not so big now, but will be in the future...

A quick overview of my system specs:

MSI K8N Neo-Force 4
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
2 x Nanya 512mb RAM, 1 x Corsair 512mb
ATI Radeon X1600 Pro (Sapphire)
200gb Seagate Barracuda
120gb Seagate Barracuda
2 x DVD/CD Combo Drives (TS-H552)

Heres the problem: DIMM slots 1 and 3 run fine, but 2 and 4 wont accept RAM... it gives me long beeps, so something is wrong with the slots... The RAM is compatible with each other, I checked that, and it is compatible with my system.

Do these slots take a different kind of RAM or is something wrong with the motherboard?

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after figuring out it was a RAM problem i tried another stick of RAM but same problem so i guess its the actual slot it goes into, i only have 2 on my motherboard lucky one of them is working still.

has anyone had this problem or know of a way to fix it, i am wondering if some of the canned air/gas became a liquid from spraying to close and got in it.

any help would be appreciated thanks.

A:RAM slot/DIMM slot? blue screening me!


ok so i have been looking into my problem more, when booting i press tab to show the POST?? or somthing and it says that 1 of the RAMs wouldnt/couldnt R/W (read write?? i dont know)

then i get the screen saying that windows has had hardware changes and asking to how i want to start windows (normal, safe mode, etc) i have tried all but it just restarts.

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any help would be appreciated

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It probably doesn't matter, what does the manual say ?
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A:RAM/Dimm slot issue.

Sort of the same thing here,

Asus X58 + 6/12GB memory overclocking - detecting less memory than installed - - different look at memory

lots of different troubleshooting tips to try.
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A:DIMM slot not recognising RAM

reset your cmos and retry. If that doesn't work - your slot went bad.
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A:PC Not Recognizing 3rd DIMM Slot?

Put the two 512MB memory modules in slots 1 & 2 leaving the 3rd slot to house the 1GB memory module. If that doesn't work, try booting the system with each memory module by itself to see if you haven't "burnt" one of the modules during the installation.
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Module. If all the other sticks worked in every slot, its the ram. Were it the mobo slot, known good sticks would test bad in the mis-behaving mobo slot.
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No. You need ddr2 memory.
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A:Solved: Memory on 2nd DIMM slot is always hardware reserved on new motherboard
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A:Problems with usb ports and express card slot

It sadly does seem quite likely you have caused a problem with the motherboard usb 'power grid' It is possible the bios has simply stuck the system into a protected mode in order to protect the hardware inside.
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Sadly in your current situation that would probably be the best case scenario.
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Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer

and no there is no plug that goes into the PCI slot

I hope this is understanable


A:How to switch the comp from reading your AGP slot to PCI slot

Jimboson said:

Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer
Click to expand...

That's known as integrated graphics, now do you have a PCI video card and an APG video card or an Integrated video card and an AGP card?

Also what are they Radeon xxxx? or Nvidia xxxx? we need to know the model numbers to tell you which is the better on to use.
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A:USB mouse only works in first USB slot, but won't work in any other USB slot

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I have seen a similar problem, but it was all USB ports that weren't working.

First, check the BIOS to make sure all USB ports are enabled, which they probably are.

Are all drivers installed and up to date? Do any yellow question marks or exclamation points show up in Device Manager?

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EDIT: After seeing your other thread, are you asking if you can purchase an AGP or PCI video card? That's a totally different question, and the answer would be yes depending on which slot your motherboard has. How much it costs depends on what you plan to use the computer for. A simple one is cheap, and high-end gaming cards can get expensive.
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You should download Everest and see what it tells you about your memory:
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Hello all,

I've found out that one of my RAM cards has fried, and want to buy a new one. However, I have no idea what DIMM is; does it matter if the DIMM for each card is different? How do you know what your DIMM is? By counting the contacts?

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Ahhhh asus boards.... I love them and hate them. I have the asus maximus formula. I bought some lovely Blackdragon ram to replace my kingson value ram. It would only boot with one stick (of the four) If i had 2 or more sticks I would BSOD.
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A:DDR/Dimm question

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My apology, what was your question again?
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A:XP not recognizing new 1GB Ram Dimm

Doh - restarted and it recognizes it now!

Mods - fell free to delete this thread
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Hello Buckeyenick and Welcome to the forum

Have you bought any memory modules lately?
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A:only half ram, it's not the dimm

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A:256 MB Dimm incompatable?

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Try here

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A:Can I use 3 DIMMS in a 4 DIMM MB

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Have you monitored how often you actually use more than 8 GB?

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See here


Also an excerpt from the page,
Important information about your system
In order to upgrade the printer must have the HP-GL/2 accessory card installed (C7772). This card has one socket available for a memory upgrade as well as 16MB non-removable memory. With this card installed the total non-removable memory is 32MB.

OUCH! Did a quick search for that part, pricing is between $400 and $600 US.
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PCwizard at www.cpuid gives info as well.
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Go to Solution.

A:Open The DIMM Door?

Welcome to the forum! meebster wrote:(I think everyone's reading info and posting, but none has actually tried it, or they would have broken something and said differently.)  Hardly.  I've had an E and an X and never had any problems getting the cover off.  Did you get the screw completely unscrewed?  I can't remember if it takes a Torx screwdriver or not.
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A:Touchsmart 320-1030: Is it 200 pin SO-DIMM or 204?!?!? Yet m...

Hi: I do not believe there is any such thing as a 200 Pin DDR3 SODIMM, so HP's reference to that is incorrect. A DDR2 SODIMM memory module is 200 pin, and a DDR3 SODIMM is 204 pin. Paul
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A:Dimm & Simm compatibility

You can try it, though I know of some people who have had problems using both types at once. The only way to tell if your MB actually works with both is to try it. The odds are you will be fine but like I said it's not 100 percent but it's close. I hope this helps and doesn't further confuse you.

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[This message has been edited by bhesson (edited 05-20-2000).]
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A:DIMM voltage on this board is?

ttt... After reading some more info from the stats, can you correct me if I'm wrong but it says
Supported Voltages : 5v Click to expand...

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A:Touchsmart 320-1030: Is it 200 pin SO-DIMM or 204?!?!? Yet m...

Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I think I'm going to go with the 204-Pin.   I think the printed HP documentation is a typo and they really intended to type 204-pin.   I don't think it's my memory anyway because the usage rarely goes over 25% usage of physical memory.  i think the server i'm accessing is running slow...
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A:256+256:DIMM,DRAM, Synchronous;t16

onely said:

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