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Dual memory problem

By comwiz
Mar 3, 2007
  1. I have a GA-M59SLI-S5 motherboard and I'm trying to enable dual memory

    ok i have put the memory modules in slots 1 & 2 which are colour coded (yellow) to allow dual memory which i done but when i do so the board doesn't like it when i try and boot up there are a series of long beeps (computer wont boot up at all)
    even when i put the memory modules in slots 3 & 4 the same thing happens

    I have tried both memory sticks one at a time and they seem fine
    putting them in slots 1 & 3 it detects and shows up as 2gb but of course thats (single not dual)

    the memory sticks I'm using is Kingston 2x1GB DDRII-667 (PC-5300)

    can anybody tell me what the problem could be?
     
  2. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot TS Enthusiast Posts: 192

    You could maybe try reading here sometime:
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=760374

    Now, the first thing I noticed, from what you said, would be that your RAM is a little slower than your boards memory standard, which in itself may cause problems (IDK, might not).

    This is your board? Correct?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128011

    Secondly, if you are trying to dual-channel your memory, I am pretty sure you should be placing one stick in slot one, and the other in slot 3. Or 1 in slot 2 and 1 in slot 4. Are you sure you RAM sticks are exactly the same? If you got them in a dual-channel package they will be.
     
  3. comwiz

    comwiz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    yes that's correct thats the board
    and as for the ram sticks they did come in a dual-channel package
     
  4. comwiz

    comwiz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    ummmm yes im think the ram sticks aint fast enough for dual action
    what 2x1gb ram sticks would you recommand for this board to allow dual memory?
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    what does your motherboard say? is that brand and model RAM supported?
     
  6. comwiz

    comwiz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    yes i just found out alot of people are having ram issues with this board
     
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    what does your motherboard manual say about proper memory installation?

    how do you know? download and run CPU-Z, click the memory tab and see what it says

    RAM speed has nothing to do with dual-channel operation. you current RAM should work fine.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    quite frankly if the system works, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
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  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    1 and 3 is the correct way for dual channel.
     
  10. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot TS Enthusiast Posts: 192

    I concure ;)
     
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    Matching pairs from the same RAM company and it should say it stupports DD. Check with your MOBO for which type of RAM you can use for DD.
     
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