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Hi I'm new here I have a quick but important question.


I just finished building my new computer.

The RAM I selected is the

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X6400-CL5 (2 x 1GB)

I'm putting this on my Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L motherboard, and booted.


My problem is that it freezes at the Logo screen. It won't take any keyboard inputs to enter the BIOS or POST.


After hours of attempts, I decided to try my luck with an old 1GB K1ngston stick, and everything was fine, I went to the BIOS, and I changed the voltage to 1.9V for Corsair, saved and rebooted. Stuck the Corsair in, and the same problem persists.


I am being told to switch completely to K1ngston, which is not my preference. I'm kinda new with building computers, so can anyone point out anything I might be doing wrong? (speeds (the k1ngston is 667mhz, don't know about BIOS settings), or other configurations)



Processor: E8400 @ 3GHz

Vid card: BFG 8600 GT

Motherboard: GA-P35-DS3L


I really hope someone can help, or else I'll be stuck with K1ngston!



EDIT: I realized i forgot some info. I urgently need this problem solve within 2 days or so, so please help!

Processor: FSB 1333Mhz, (9 x 333)

Memory: 800Mhz

I am currently installing WINDOWS XP, maybe after that I will be able to configure better?

Btw, is 800Mhz the right choice for my CPU?

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Please make sure that you have the latest Bios version and then load setup/optimized defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.0 volts (+.2 Volts W/Giga-Byte) and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, or if you have Value Select "BY SPD" and then test the module/'s one at a time with http://www.memtest.org! If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! However, if you get errors with both modules that would suggest some other problem and I would test them in another system or MB to be sure. In addition, with some MB's (Mostly ASUS) you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.
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I am sorry I do not understand what you are asking, just try exactly what I stated, load setup defaults and then set the memory Voltage and timings for the specific modules you have and Legacy USB would need to be disabled if you have an ASUS MB.
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