ebonyisland Posted December 11, 2004 Share Posted December 11, 2004 I have had a Gigabyte Motherboard (NF3|5P1A3D GA-K8NPRO ATX RTL is how it looks on my invoice) with two 512mb sticks of XMS DDR PC3200 RAM since May of this year, for a total of 1gb of RAM. I wanted to upgrade to 2gb of RAM, so I called my computer manufacturer (ABS) and asked them how much can my mobo hold. I was told a max of 3gb. Since I have three slots on my mobo for memory, I assumed that meant at max a 1gb stick in each slot. Since I already had two 512gb sticks in two of the three slots, to get the 2gb of memory I desired I bought a 1gb stick of XMS DDR PC3200 RAM. I open up my computer's case and insert the new 1gb stick in the empty slot, start the computer and nothing, just a blank screen and a series of loud beeps, a few seconds apart. So I take everything out and try again (the computer is powered off when I do this) - still nothing. I take out everything and just insert the new 1gb stick and it loads up just fine. So I try putting in all three sticks, and again nothing happens but beeping. I tried moving the placement of the sticks around (I probably did not try all possible combinations) and still nothing. As it stands now, I removed the new 1gb stick and left the two orignal 512mb sticks and everything is working just fine. Why can't I have two 512mb sticks and one 1gb stick in at the same time? All the sticks are Corsair XMS PC 3200, and all must be working because if I have either the two 512s or the one 1gb stick in, the computer starts up normally. I dont get it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.