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Old 12-14-2010, 02:56 PM
WadeWood WadeWood is offline
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Question Does 8GB of memory require a bigger power supply?? Help.

Ok, so here's my problem / question. I just upgraded ( or so I thought ) my AMD 6000 x 2, Gigabyte MB M55SLI-S4, GS 7600, 500 w power supply from 2 GB of memory to 8 GB. This computer has 3 fans, Liquid cooled CPU, 2 DVD's a 12 in 1 card reader and one 250 gb hard drive. I put the new memory in and the monitor will not turn on with all 4 chips in it, if I remove 2 of them, dropping it to 4 GB the system boots fine in any configuration and switching with all the new XMS.

So my question is, do I need more wattage to run the 8GB of XMS2 DHX DDR2 or am I missing something?

Any Help Please.
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:12 PM
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It's unlikely the PSU is the problem as each DIMM only draws about 5 watts. You may need to update your mobo BIOS. It's also worth checking with Gigabyte to be sure there are no issues with this specific mobo/RAM combo as some mobos are RAM sensitive.

PLEASE READ THE MEMORY UPGRADE GUIDE at the link below. It WILL answer many questions.

PC Overclocking is like the lottery:

There are many possible combinations but only a few that produce winning results. Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to overclocking. If you are able to tune your hardware to run beyond it's specified performance, then you got something for free.

Don't expect this to always happen.
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