Not able to use 1GB DDR1 RAM

By nagendradr
Aug 6, 2011
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  1. well,

    My system config is as follows
    Intel D101Ggc Motherboard
    Intel Pentium D cpu 2.8Ghz
    Memory 702MB Currently (512+256)
    Graphic Card : Nvdia 8600Gt 512 MB

    recently i brought 1 GB DDR ram Dynet ( DDR 400 ) as specified by the motherboard Specs but yet it is restarting when i use it single or System Hang if use with the other Ram.. even they are of DDR400 of Dynet

    Is it because of BUS SPEED WHICH IS BEING SHOWN AS 200 MHz ??

    Right now i am not interested in buying new CPU for few months ,so is there anything i could do to get the RAM working or is it useless ?? Please let me know

  2. maglarken

    maglarken TS Rookie

    You could try running memory diagnostics on it one stick at a time - starting with the old stick. I would use Memtest. If no errors after running it for a couple of hours, then power off, swap memory with new one, repeat test. If both find no errors, then it maybe your memory controller, which means new motherboard
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,975   +2,527

    No, it's not because of the Buss speed. DDR exchanges 2 bytes of data per clock, which makes the effective speed 400Mhz..

    What does Intel have to say about DIMM capacity? Perhaps you can't use 1MB models in the board. Besides, one particular slot must be populated at all times,. so bouncing it it back and forth between slots could possibly break something. You can download the manual @

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