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GA-K8NS Pro won't boot with 2x512 Corsair 3200C2


StannyMann

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Just bought this board and two single Corsair 512mb 3200C2. Singley, either stick will work fine in slot 1 - system boots up fine, but I can't boot both sticks in slots 1-2, 2-3, or 1-3. The system halts right after CPU post right before mem check and I have to kill the power at the supply to reboot. Also, system won't boot with either single stick in slot 2 or 3. Do I need twin memory? I thought it wasn't required for AMD64 (3200+)? Any ideas? I'm also trying to work with Gigabyte tech support, but I only get an email every 3rd day or so with questions like "is your ram ECC registered?" ___________________ AMD Athlon 64 3200 2x512 Corsair 3200CL2 Gigabyte GA-K8NS-Pro Western Digital 74GB 10,000RPM NV5900SE Antec TrueBlue 480w
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Please make sure that you have the latest bios then load setup defaults and see if the system will post. In addition, in order to run 2 modules in this system they would need to be exactly matched both in part# and revision! So if you have 2 single modules please check that they are exactly the same!
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Ram Guy, thanks for the reply. I tried default F1 bios settings and pushing voltage upto 2.7v and still couldn't post with both sticks installed. I'm hoping that slots 2 and 3 were defective and I've RMA'd for a replacement, hopefully this will solve my problems. However, a recent reveiw on tomshardware ([url]http://www6.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20040602/memory_modules-05.html[/url]), seems to indicate that AMD64 processors do not support 2x or 3x double-sided RAM at 400MHz, only at 333MHz. Do you know if this is this an actual restriction or just a guideline? I can't find a definitive answer at AMD's website, but I'm pretty sure I've seen posts of A64 systems running multiple double-sided sticks at 400MHz. My noob ? for the day: If I have to run 2x512 RAM at 333MHz for stability, will the CPU need to run at a lower speed (multiple of 166MHz rather than 200MHz)? If so, should I consider exchanging my 2x512 for a 1x1Gb to run at 400MHz? ------------------- AMD Athlon 64 3000 2x512 Corsair 3200CL2 Gigabyte GA-K8NS-Pro Western Digital 74GB 10,000RPM NV5900SE Antec TrueBlue 480w
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Yes, I would consider a 1.0 Gig module over 1 512 Meg sticks! However, this CPU or chipset should be able to run 2 512 Meg modules at DDR400 in slots 1-3 and set the Dim Voltage to 2.7 Volts!
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