a.w. Posted November 17, 2005 Share Posted November 17, 2005 Recently I ordered two 512MB DDR PC3200 (VS512MB400, two of them in the package) memory from Newegg.com to add to the 512 MB DDR PC3200 I had. My motherboard is a GA-K8N Pro by Gigabyte.The memory is compatible with the motherboard as listed on the Corsair Memory webpage. However, when I install the memory, they will not work. I get a screen coming up saying something about memory test, and to press esc to cancel, delete to run bios, and f9 to help, or something like that. None of those options work(as in, I press the buttons and nothing comes up - the screen stays the same) and I am forced to shut down. This screen looks like a DOS screen. I called Ibuypower tech support (I bought this machine Christmas 2003 from them) and the foreign man suggested only installing one new strip of memory at a time. I took one of the two new strips out and the machine booted up, running at 1024 MB. "Great," I thought, "now I can add the third and it will work." Nope. So then I tried all possible combinations of two strips - both new strips work by themselves (in combination with the 512 strip I've always had) in both the 2nd and 3rd open slot, but whenever all three strips are in at the same time it comes up with that DOS-like screen. Is there anything I can do? If not, I will probably end up sending the memory back to Newegg and buying a single 1GB strip. Should I update my motherboard drivers? Is there something to do with the BIOS? (I have absolutely no clue about anything with the BIOS. I have never touched it and would have no idea where to start.) Is it just not gonna work? Please, if anybody out there knows what to do, I'd love to hear it. I am not very technically-gifted. Please excuse me if I am hard to understand. If anything needs clarified or more information is needed, please just tell me and I will get back to you ASAP. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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