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Need some help here getting PC4000 and PC3200 working in the same P4C800-E Deluxe.

I'm running 2x256 sticks of dual channel PC4000 OCZ Gold Edition. Specs are 2.5, 4, 4, 7. Currently no overclocking at all.

A friend gave me (yes, gave me) 2 matched sticks of GEIL PC3200 2x512meg. Stock specs on it are 2.5, 3, 3, 6.

Tried adding the GEIL into my P4C800E-dlx in the 2nd (black) slots. System won't even post. Nothing but a smarmy voice saying "System failure due to overclock." Have to pull the power cord and remove the 2nd set of memory to boot up.

Pulled out the original PC4000 and inserted the PC3200 in the 1st (blue) slots. System boots fine with a gig of ram.

Put the PC4000 in the 2nd (black) slots and get the overclock failure message.

Pull out the PC4000 and explicitly set the RAM settings to 2.5, 3, 3, 6. System boots fine with the PC3200 in it.

Put back in the PC3200 and get the same overclock failure message.

So...

Is there a way to run 2x256 sticks of PC4000 and 2x512 sticks of PC3200 in this P4C800E?

Or are the 2x256 sticks of OCZ headed for auction?

Thanks,
noko
 

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Hi,

A personal opinion (I have that board in my spare computer) is that you might as well auction the chips. This is one of the most sensitive boards for memory that I have used recently.
 

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you cant run such a mismatch of memory sticks / unless you are into severe gaming there is no benefit to having more then a gig of memory anyway / watch your memory resource meter found in the console of "control alt delete" >>> perfromance tab

run two & three applications at the same time / like spyware scanner, anti virus scanner & defrag that still wont use all the capability of a P4 processor and one gig of memory

I would quit using the 2 x 256 sticks and be thankful for the pair of matched 2 x 512's

regards

joe
 
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