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I just recently bought dominator 8500 1066 P# TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF G. I can't get my computer to work with the memory. Once i install the memory i loose video when i boot up. Before i bought the memory i looked it up through corsair web site and was told it was compatible. Don't know whats wrong. Any suggestions?
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I just recently bought dominator 8500 1066 P# TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF G. I can't get my computer to work with the memory. Once i install the memory i loose video when i boot up. Before i bought the memory i looked it up through corsair web site and was told it was compatible. Don't know whats wrong. Any suggestions?

 

The DRAM is compatible with the motherboard. The problem is that your Pentium 4 CPU is far too old to run such high end DRAM. Is your P4 an 800Mhz (200 X 4) FSB CPU or a 533Mhz (133 X 4) FSB CPU? Run CPU-z to find this out.

 

You can try and run it at 400Mhz rather than 1066Mhz though and then when you purchase a Core2 processor you can run them at full bore.

Download Memtest86+ V2.11 from--->

and extract the ISO image. Burn the ISO image to an CD-ROM disk.

Download CPU-z from
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Set to these values:

 

AI Tuning = Manual
Nvidia GPU Ex = Disabled
LinkBoost = Disabled

Extreme Tweaker Screen

FSB & Memory Config[/b][indent]FSB - Memory Clock Mode = Unlinked
FSB (QDR), MHz = 200 (800 QDR)
MEM (DDR), MHz = 400 (800 DDR)

CPU Configuration
CPU Multi = 13
CPU Internal Thermal Control = Enabled
Limit CPUID MaxVal = Disabled
Enhanced C1 (C1E) = Disabled 
Execute Disable Bit = Enabled
Virtualization Technology = Enabled
Enhance Intel Speedstep Tech = Disabled

Chipset

Memory Timing Setting
tCL = 5
tRCD = 5
tRP = 5
tRAS = 15
Command Per Clock = 2 clocks

Advanced Memory Settings

tRRD = Auto
tRC = Auto
tWR = Auto
tWTR = Auto
tREF = Auto
tRD = Auto
tRFC = 60  
Async Latency = Auto

Voltages
Vcore  = Auto
Vdimm (DRAM Voltage)  = 2.1v
1.2v HT = 1.2v
NB Vcore = 1.45v
SB Vcore = 1.55v
CPU VTT = 1.35v

Boot to the Memtest CD and allow for two full passes. If you pass, enter Windows and post a screenshot of CPU-z's CPU, Memory and SPD tabs.

 

Once you find this stable, then we can begin optimizing for additional bandwidth and speed.

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i have a pentium d 820. do you still advise the same?

 

Yes. Your 820 is an 800Mhz FSB Processor. (200 X 4) Had you had a 533Mhz FSB Processor (133 X 4) you would not be able to use the DRAM at all. With an 800Mhz processor you should be able to follow my instructions. I'm not saying it will work, just that it might well work. If I were you, I would purchase a good and cheap Core 2 Processor and clock it up a bit. An E7200 would allow full use of the DRAM and an easy overclock.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/690/12/

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Download CPU-z from
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Download Memtest86+ V2.11 from--->

and extract the ISO image. Burn the ISO image to an CD-ROM disk. Shut the system down. Set one stick in slot 1 (Closest to the CPU), enter BIOS, load setup defaults, save setup defaults and set to these values.

AI Tuning = Manual
Nvidia GPU Ex = Disabled
LinkBoost = Disabled

Extreme Tweaker Screen

FSB & Memory Config[/b][indent]FSB - Memory Clock Mode = Unlinked
FSB (QDR), MHz = 266 (1066 QDR)
MEM (DDR), MHz = 533 (1066 DDR)

CPU Configuration
CPU Multi = 10
CPU Internal Thermal Control = Enabled
Limit CPUID MaxVal = Disabled
Enhanced C1 (C1E) = Disabled 
Execute Disable Bit = Enabled
Virtualization Technology = Enabled
Enhance Intel Speedstep Tech = Disabled

Chipset

Memory Timing Setting
tCL = 5
tRCD = 5
tRP = 5
tRAS = 15
Command Per Clock = 2 clocks

Advanced Memory Settings

tRRD = Auto
tRC = Auto
tWR = Auto
tWTR = Auto
tREF = Auto
tRD = Auto
tRFC = 60  
Async Latency = Auto

Voltages
Vcore  = Auto
Vdimm (DRAM Voltage)  = 2.1v
1.2v HT = 1.2v
NB Vcore = 1.45v
SB Vcore = 1.55v
CPU VTT = 1.35v

Legacy USB = Disabled (For Memtest and Enabled After)

 

Run Memtest for two full passes. Shut down, remove the stick and insert the second stick in the third slot. Retest. Shut the system down insert one stick in the first slot and one stick in the third slot and retest.

 

Results?

 

So i went and bought a core2 7300 series.. I got one ram chip to work but i can't seem to get both sticks to work..whats your advise on this one? Thanks for your help!
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im having all kinds of issues now. i currently have the new cpu one stick of two old ram semi working. The computer doesn't like to restart, i have to do a hard restart before it will give the bios options or boot to windows. But will restart non the less and work fine.

I changed the bios settings like you said and installed one new stick (dom) and i don't get and video. Can't get into bios or anything. the bios settings work with the old ram and will reboot after a hard reboot.

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Did you memtest both sticks singly? Did you reset your CMOS? Do you have the latest BIOS revision?

 

Perform a hard reset to clear any BIOS stack corruption issues.

  1. Shut the system down
  2. Remove the power cord
  3. Remove the CMOS Battery
  4. Set the CMOS_CLR Jumper to On
  5. Press the power button for 10 seconds
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes
  7. Set the CMOS_CLR Jumper to Off
  8. Insert the CMOS Battery
  9. Insert the Power Cord
  10. Restart the system
  11. Enter the BIOS
  12. Load Default Settings
  13. Save Default Settings and Exit
  14. Restart the System and enter the BIOS

 

Set to the previous values and memtest each stick singly.

 

Results?

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