DDR333 Ram problem

By rann
Dec 5, 2002
  1. Ive just built a new PC (2200 XP, Asus a7v8x mboard, ati radeon 9700 pro) , but it wont accept my 512 of DDR 333 ram. Ive tried 2 different brands and still it see's a fault, the rams been independantly checked and its fine. The motherboard tells me theres a fault with the ram,memory checkers find a fault with the ram and games crash when loading a new level but I cant, my friends and the shop cant find a fault in the ram. Im taking a hint that thees something else wrong, but what?
    Any help would be fantastic as ive got a very expensive towel rail at the moment.

  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Maybe its your motherboard?
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Maybe some of this info can explain the problem?

    I'm not sure any of this is relavent since you are using DDR333 rather than DDR400
  4. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Did that help at all?:cool:
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Specifically what 2 brands? You're not using generic DDR are you?
  6. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Yeah if its generic then that could be your problem, try running the Ram at 266mhz instead of 333
  7. rann

    rann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the repls, Im round a friends tonight and i hope to try different ram and mess about with the CAS timings (thanks bretty) to see if i can get a more stable machine. I have been using majour brand ramm but ill look into the reccomended brands for my system.
    I dont really want to underclock the ram as it kinda ruins the whole point of having a faster ram even though the price difference is sometimes only a pound but at the moment ill settle for a game of hearts on my radeon 9700 if itll run.
    Thanks for all your help.

  8. rann

    rann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The Solution but maybe not the root of the problem.
    My machine worked fine with 2100 ram that id borrrowed off a mate and after talking to afew shops their genral concessus was to purchase quality ram. It kinda chaffed in the wallet department but scince id retured 2 other sticks and recieved a full refund I figured Id need some whatever the problem. Id been reading up on over clocking the ram and had rebuilt my machine just to make sure i hadnt got any problems if Istill had a problem
    et voila.
    My PC is finally up and running.
    There was no mention on the ASUS website about which PC2700 ram to purchase but buying the good stuff seems to have done the trick.

    Tahnks to all who replyed
  9. ShIvAc

    ShIvAc TS Rookie

    Change the memory to bank 0 ... that helped for me .. if this doen't work .. set the memory timings to normal or safe ..
  10. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Some MoBos will only work with particular brands of RAM. Check the manufacturer web site. Also make sure the BIOS is set for CAS 2.5
  11. nebulus

    nebulus TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Im using Crucial DDR333 on my A7V8X Board and it works dandy!
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    ....and I'm using KingMAX DDR4000 and it workds fine and dandy as well.

    :D And my RAM was probably 1/2 as expensive...
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