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IZT
09-08-2004, 06:47 AM
This is my mainboard http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=413

I just bought a kingston memry today 512mb and it cost me some, i don't have much money as a student.

i installed it and poof my computer won't start then when i remove it yes the computer can start. i think my mianboard definitely supports this kingston memory. furthermore, i doubt its compatibility error. Please Help?

IZT
09-08-2004, 06:47 AM
This is my mainboard http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=413

I just bought a kingston memry today 512mb and it cost me some, i don't have much money as a student.

i installed it and poof my computer won't start then when i remove it yes the computer can start. i think my mianboard definitely supports this kingston memory. furthermore, i doubt its compatibility error. Please Help?

lil_labbit
09-08-2004, 06:54 AM
What memory type/speed?
What Operating system?
Any other memory sticks in there? Again what mark/type/speed if so
Does BIOS-test go through all the RAM on system startup? (set check memory in BIOS)
If you do have another memory stick in there - try the 512mb stick alone
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IZT
09-08-2004, 07:01 AM
memory type/speed PC2700 333mhz Kingston
What Operating system Win Xp
Any other memory sticks in there? Yes, PC2700 333mhz Nanya
Tried stick alone
NO GO

lil_labbit
09-08-2004, 07:04 AM
by NO GO do you mean bios does not start either?

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lil_labbit
09-08-2004, 07:09 AM
You can also get a list of Kingston RAM that's compatible to your system and check the RAM:

http://shop.kingston.com/
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Hunter82
09-08-2004, 07:11 AM
Try putting the new memory in slot 1 and set memory timings to auto in BIOS. You may have a faster memory in your older brand that does not allowthe other to function properly causing a boot issue. Best bet is to set bios to default and try only the new ram and see if it will boot. Chances are the memory is set too aggresivly for the new memory to work properly.

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JG54_Arnie
09-08-2004, 07:12 AM
What kind of ram is in there already then? Another 512, same specs? If its different in specs appart from size its your problem.

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bird_brain
09-08-2004, 03:26 PM
Same thing happened to me, also with kingston 2700. Bad RAM chip...probably damaged from factory. I returned it and put a new identical stick in and had no problems.

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kit_lg2002
09-09-2004, 02:09 AM
Maybe you can try an bios update with just the old memory module inserted and if after that still doesent work, get another memory stick preferably the same model as the old one.
Good luck.

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Heavy_Weather
09-09-2004, 09:52 AM
could be a bad stick of ram, a friend of mine once ordered ram from the internet and it turned out to be bad and he had to send it back.

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