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Old 11-08-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hi, I recently bought a stick of 1GB PC3200 Ram. I want to put it in my comp with my 512 of PC2700. I was told that if I put both in, the RAM should scale to my PC2700. However, when I put it it and turn my comp on. My monitor gets no signal from my comp. It sounds like its starting up fine.

Whats the deal?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:40 PM   #2
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mobo specs? Some of them takes dual channel and you hav to install it like this:

1 2 1 2

Instead of:

1 1 1 1
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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Sorry man, I don't quite understand what you are saying. I'm not very computer savvy. :\

A friend of mine mentioned something about BIOS configuration.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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No. BIOS has nothing to do with this for the moment.

What is your motherboard brand?

First thing's first
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:48 PM   #5
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Amd 64 3200+
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:51 PM   #6
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That is the Processor. The motherboard is like ASUS, ABIT, etc. The procesor does tell me it is a decent board.

Okay, how many RAM slots do you have?

does it looks like this?

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Old 11-08-2005, 09:52 PM   #7
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just 2...
thanks a lot for your help btw
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:53 PM   #8
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2 slots eh? Try this:

Put the PC2700 first, then the PC3200. Always put the lower RAM stick to the left. It causes less trouble
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:56 PM   #9
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I tried putting the RAM sticks independently, it worked fine for each.
I tried putting the RAM sticks in together, 3200 in slot 1 and 2700 and slot 2... didnt work. I tried 3200 in slot 2 and 2700 in slot 1 and again it didnt work. :\
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:57 PM   #10
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...weird. Usually, they do. And it isn't a capacity issue. Let's see. How long do you wait. Sometimes, it takes longer to boot. Mine does that
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