WhatHaveIdone Posted November 15, 2004 Share Posted November 15, 2004 I have: XP Pro+SP2. Tagan 480W Abit NF7-S v2 + Bios Saviour. XP3200+Aero7 Lite cooler 2 x Corsair 512MB TwinX PC3200C2PT (matched pair) Creative FX5900+ Zalman cooler. dvd+cd-rw burners. etc..... I was running my system as an xp2500 333mhz with 1 x 512MB pc3200 Corsair value ram + 1 x 512MB pc2700 Matrix ram, and it ran fine. After selling most of my body parts, I bought a matched pair of Twinx PC3200, switched off the puter, removed the 'old' memory and insalled the new in dual channel mode......slots 2 + 3.....i.e. the 2 slots furthest from the cpu as advised by the manual. I then switched on, and the puter went into a boot loop....i.e. it got nearly to the desktop before rebooting. It would not boot in safe mode either. I tried an installation of XP over the top, and that didn't work. I tried booting from both bios chips........stock abit and mantaray bios........still no good. I then put both sticks in the 'normal' slots. After doing a format and reinstallation (XP + SP2 slipstreamed, DX9c, chipset drivers, video drivers) the installation completed. I find that if I put the TwinX in dual channel the puter just keeps rebooting, but in the normal slots it is ok. At the moment I have shoved the Corsair value ram stick into the 3rd slot enabling dual channel and it runs ok, just to give me 1.5GB memory.... :): I am having a lot of trouble with memory on this board. Originally I bought a stick of 512MB PC3200 from Crucial but had all sorts of errors and none of their suggestions worked so it got RMA'd and they refunded me...........top marks to Crucial..... :): It's a pain................if I run the TwinX as dual channel........reboots, in the normal slots it is ok. If I put the value ram into the 3rd slot it still runs. Anyone any ideas ? In the BIOS memory is set to 'auto'. Oh BTW I.E.6 keeps crashing with 'sorry IE has a problem and has to shut down'..................but perhaps that is due to something else. Very many thanks, and sorry if this post is a bit long winded........ :o: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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