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ddr ram

By hexcrackerjtj
Aug 23, 2005
  1. hey my motherboard manual says it can hold 2 ddr266 sticks of ram... i bought a ddr400 ram. My comp wont load up the bios/ no video... Does it matter if the ram is 266/400? Thanks
     
  2. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers TS Rookie Posts: 76

    What's the Motherboard's brand and model?
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You mean, one stick 266 and one stick 400?
    Very likely to get problems.
    Never mix different types of memory. And 400 probably does not work on that mobo anyway.
     
  4. hexcrackerjtj

    hexcrackerjtj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    da answer

    hey thanks for replying...
    I have a pcchips M811LU and a 1.8ghz amd duron :slurp: ... [HoT]... well you see I only have 1 stick of ddr ram... its a ddr400... the computer first started up fine (bios screen, setup) then just poof, shut down... :mad: now it turns on with no video... THEN i read my mobo manual and it said "supports the following memory speed: DDR SDRAM: PC2100/PC1600" so im guessing its a ram problem right? puke:
     
  5. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers TS Rookie Posts: 76

    Yea....seems like RAM to me try using the recommended DDR speed.
     
  6. hexcrackerjtj

    hexcrackerjtj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok cool, but the computer still started up with it tho... anyhoo i think it was fluke, so i better get some ddr266.
    Thanks for the help. :)
     
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    FYI, the 400 RAM is PC3200, well above your specs.
     
  8. hexcrackerjtj

    hexcrackerjtj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright so if pc2300 is "above" my specs, does that mean it can burn out my system? :hotouch:

    I ordered some ddr266 ram already... now waiting :darth:

    Thanks again.
     
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    No, it just won't work. (and its PC3200, not PC2300!)
     
  10. hexcrackerjtj

    hexcrackerjtj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my bad, but anyway I hope the computer works when I get the ddr266...
    Thanks for helping me everyone. :D
     
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