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Problem with PC recognizing new 1gb ram

By matortott
Nov 17, 2008
  1. Ok, so I decided its time to order some more ram for my INTEL D845GVS1

    I used the scan tool from crucial, and ordered accordingly, from a trustworthey seller on ebay....

    Right now I am running on....sob...256mb of ram.

    When I installed the new 1gb ram, it says it decreased the memory size to 24 mb and when i go into the bios, it is only 24mb... Now im pretty sure it SHOULD be 1024 mb.

    Should I look into flashin the bios? Im good with computers, but the would be new for me...

    heres my specs

    Computer
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
    Computer Name ME
    User Name Owner
    Logon Domain ME

    Motherboard
    CPU Type Unknown, 2400 MHz (4.5 x 533)
    Motherboard Name Intel Sea Breeze D845GVSR (3 PCI, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GV
    System Memory 246 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (02/16/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
    3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
    Monitor Optiquest Q95-3 (70B014801907)

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

    Storage
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y080P0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive ST340016A (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive WDC WD307AA-00BAA0
    Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
    Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0001
    Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D



    How hard would it be TO flash the bios, what all will i need?
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I usually, these days, do not post twice in different threads in one day.

    But, you said "I used the scan tool from crucial, and ordered accordingly, from a trustworthey seller on ebay...."

    Now! What the heck does that tell anyone - 'ordered accordingly'.


    Just tell us what you ordered and from who - please!
     
  3. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry, it is "1gb pc3200 400mhz ddr (high density)

    Ebay item # 110297823119
     
  4. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, so now I have got the flash bios utility to work, but now i have no onboard usb ports, only the pci usb card I have...

    AAND STILL CANT GET MY RAM TO WORK!!

    upon boot... it says "decrease memory size press f4 to continue"

    Also, when I go into the bios, I see that the original 256 ram has been decreased to 24mb, and my 1gb stick shows up as 32mb.........

    SOMEBODY PLZ 0PLZ PLZ HELP.....

    tHE CRUCIAL SCAN SAYS THAT THIS RAM IS COMPATIBLE ....WTF...IM GETTIN PISSD
     
  5. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Google is your friend.
    Your motherboard doesn't support DDR400 RAM speeds - 333 MHz max
    look for PC2700 or lower
     
  6. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, when I try only puttin in the one stick, it will not do nothing. It turns on, but no screen .....nothing, but when they are both in, the bios sees both of them, but it sees them as like 24mb and 32mb.. And it says something like they slots are not initiated.

    If I can only get the 1gb stick to work, i would care to lose the 256, cause i plan on ordering another 1gb in the future.

    The usb ports should be fine...in my perspective, those are drivers installed in windows arent they?

    I'll try the cmos battery....see if that does anything.....
     
  7. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok just read ur last post....thanks for the info....I feal like an idot now thanks..lmao... any idea if this thing could be overclocked tho....been looking around for a week or so now...but havent found much out...most ppl just saying it can be done....or NO it cant be done...or yes it can etc etc ect
     
  8. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    could you enlighten me?

    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 63-0100-000001-00101111-050406-iBRKDL_G$VA84510A
    Motherboard Name Intel Sea Breeze D845GVSR

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel NetBurst
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 533 MHz
    Bandwidth 4267 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
    Bus Width 8-bit
    Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 267 MB/s



    could you make some sense of what the memory bus means?

    it says real clock 133mhz.....is that what i need? 133mhz ram?
     
  9. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Sorry, there are limits to what your board can do and you are not likely to find a way around that one.
    See if you can trade your PC3200 stick for some PC2700
     
  10. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Right about the clock.

    You have a "real" clock speed of 133 MHz which can be doubled to an "effective" speed of 266 MHz by using DDR. To use what RAM you have bought, your system would have to have a "real" clock speed of 200MHz, which would then be bumped to 400 MHz by the DDR
     
  11. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok that helps me...in understanding what these figures mean, any way....I use aida32 for my sys-info...

    But what is the difference between "real clock" of 133mhz
    and "effective clock" runnin at 267 mhz
     
  12. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ................
     
  13. matortott

    matortott TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so does effective clock mean basically the saame as double real clock?
     
  14. barriereg

    barriereg TS Rookie

     
  15. barriereg

    barriereg TS Rookie

    if you have two sockets.... did try the other socket
     
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