Memory upgrade failed

By glhx
Dec 31, 2009
  1. i bought some used memory from ebay recently. i purchased 2 used gb ddr ram sticks pc3200 for my old asus a7n8x delux. the original 512 stick works fine. ram voltage set at 2.6
    with an athlon xp 2500 chip

    i dont have another computer to test the ram.

    one of the sticks will not allow the computer to boot up. i get the beep but the monitor wont turn on and i get no testing....just a black screen......with a voice from the internal speaker that says my memory test failed.

    the other one will do the memory test but will not go past the test screen....

    i reset the cmso to see if that would change anything, but it did not. i know asus a7n8x likes certain memory and they have a 512 works fine......its not on the list
  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    Most memory issues are related to defective or incompatible RAM. If you have narrowed it down to that chip and not a defective RAM slot, then its probably the chip.
  3. glhx

    glhx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i had a dell dimension 4600 which specs say can run pc3200. i tested it in that and had the same problems
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    read my guide in the guides forum.

    RTFM regarding ram. Mobos can be very picky.
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