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Dual Channel RAM Problem

By zGornjak
Sep 30, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I bought a new computer and I have a little problem. Here is the setup:
    Geil DDR2 LONG DIMM 2x512MB 800 MHz
    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe/Wireless Edition, AM2
    CPU AMD ATHLON 64 4200+ X2 Dualcore Box, AM2

    The problem is in RAM. I red the manual and it says insert RAM into slots colored with the same color. I have 2 black and 2 yellow slots. But if I put them in the same colored slots computer freezes or doesn't start. If I insert only 1 module then the computer works ok.

    So i hope anyone here can help me with my problem.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +13

    is the ram compatible with your system?
    Is there a setting in BIOS you have to change?
    Is your BIOS the latest version?
  3. zGornjak

    zGornjak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes the ram is totaly compatible with my system. I red the manual again now and there are settings in bios about ram, but dual channel ram is not mentioned anywhere. I haven't updated my bios. So I don't know.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,540   +252

    Dual channel is mentioned in the manual on pages 2-12 and 2-13. Maybe there is a reason your Geil memory doesn't appear on the Asus QVL List. I don't know for sure though. Lots of times it doesn't matter but maybe this time it does.
  5. zGornjak

    zGornjak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes i red that pages. But if I put both into yellow sockets it doesn't work. Even if I switch them. And i wouldn't say that GeIL isn't supported. Hmhm.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,540   +252

    Well then, if it isn't the RAM, that seems to leave the motherboard or maybe power supply. What is your power supply? Not only the brand and watts but amps on the 12V rail or rails.
  7. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 1,060

    You are sure your ram is compatible? Its not only the clock speed but also voltages etc...?


  8. zGornjak

    zGornjak TS Rookie Topic Starter

  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +13

  10. zGornjak

    zGornjak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Read, sorry, my mistake.

    Ok i checked out your guide. There is something mentioned about BIOS/CMOS setup error. I get that error when I put in both rams into the first (yellow) slots. Otherwise i hear few sounds from my computer speaker. Now I run my system with only 1 memory stick from that GeIL package. So my ram isn't compatible with my motherboard? But how can then system run normally with 1 stick?
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