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Asus P5GDC Deluxe Memory/MoBo Problem

Well, to save a lot of boring text I will simply say that I cannot get more then 1 gig of Ram to work on my MoBo. . That is, 2-512 sticks of Corsair pc3200 400mghz DDR Ram. I want to run 4 sticks of 512 to=2 gig I can run them on DIMM 1&2, DIMM1&3,and DIMM 2&4. it is the correct type of ram. The Ram itself is fine and good. I am using a 400 watt Mad Dog Power supply. Would upgrading to a 500 watt help?
Once more, My PC runs good as long as I dont use more then 2 DIMM's of RAM. its not the DIMM's because of the different ram placements I mentioned above. This has been an issue since I built this PC and it really is disheartning to not be able to find a solution. My Bios is updated. "Overclocking Failed" is the error I get after I reboot from the PC Freezing as a result of the overall problem"being to do with my ram." Thanks for any advice. ~Joe~
 

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Sorry Guys. The title of the post was for a P5GDC Deluxe Asus MoBo. I apologize. "But I am sure you have figured it out by now :grin:
 

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Joe:

Finding a four stick memory configuration that will WORK is not as easy as it should be !!!!

You will need to check to make sure both of your MATCHED pairs of memory modules have been tested for your mobo.

This "checking" can be done by going to the memory makers website ( youre lucky you picked a good brand "Corsair") and use their memory selector or compatability chart. This chart will give you a memory model number which has been tested in a four stick configuration. You may have to sell off the ones you have if they have not been tested and guranteed in a four stick configuration. Makers such as Corsair, Crucial, OCZ gurantee if you buy models they have tested with your motherboard model they will swap, refund whatever until you have four working sticks of 512 memory !!!!

Gone are the good ole days when you can throw in any old memory. The recent mobo's are VERY fussy about ram. You can always sell off any un-needed memory on ebay !!

PS >>> sooner or later the Mad Dog 400 is going to bite you / I personally would upgrade to an eneramax or antec PSU of about 500 or 550 watts before it gets the chance to ruin some expensive computer components and then you will still have to buy a good PSU !!! You wont believe the stress a weak PSU can deliver to a system !!! not to mention the weird symptoms they can manifest themselves into :)

dont hesitate to ask more questions

regards

joe
 

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Hey thanks a lot for your reply. I will purchase a new Antec 550 wt PSU. I do a lot of heavy gamming and server hosting anyhow, it couldnt hurt anything. It might even get rid of some other problems. About the Ram, this is basic Corair"Value Select" DDR pc3200 400 mghz Ram. You know its funny when I first started this new PC I finally got all 4 sticks to work and I had 2 gig total. For the life of me I cant remember how I did it. All I know it was to much work just to get Mem to work. I had removed one stick to clean it and then it was off to the races again. It would only take 2. What does that mean, when I have all 4 sticks In all 4 DIMMS, and its reading 2 gig. I take one stick out then all of a sudden I can only put 2 sticks in for one gig. Hmm
 

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i think the pulling of the memory is just a freak glitch / you could try a cmos clear then install all four sticks ?????

if all four sticks ran once / they will run again ????? You wont regret the PSU upgrade / you will be surprised what weird little issues get cleared up when the power is clean and consistent !!

another consideration ?? are your running the most recent bios ????


let us know how you progress

regards

joe
 
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