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Bad Axe won't accept 4 sticks of ram

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bildo17, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. bildo17

    bildo17 Thread Starter

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    My Intel 975xbx (rev. 304) will accept three 1 GB sticks of Corasair XMS memory, but when I put a fourth stick in, I get the three beeps and it won't post. I have tried all four sticks in different combinations, so it isn't a particular module that is "bad". I followed the voltage settings recommended by Corsair and have tried altering them, but I can't get all four to work at the same time. They were all purchased together, by the way. I can't find anything on Intel's site or Corsair's sited about a known problem. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Bill
     
  2. telegramsam

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    Did you reset your CMOS? Might have to do that...

    You know XP can only use about 3 GB of RAM, right?
     
  3. bildo17

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    Yes, I did reset the CMOS, and I am trying to get the fourth stick in in anticipation of Vista, which should recognize all four GBs, even if it doesn't use all of them.

    Bill
     
  4. lordofdasword

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    Not necessarily true i am unfamiliiar with the specs or your motherboard you may only have the ability to support 3 gigs of Ram and will not work with the extra in place. Also if you are trying to upgrade in anticipation of Vista WAIT I currently have a copy of VISTA and it Sucks it killed my machine with a Dual core P4 Hyperthread, basically it ran like a monster until i installed VISTA then i had to reinstall XP,

    Service pack 1 is scheduled to release in Feb.
     
  5. telegramsam

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    As the lord says, it IS recommended that you hold off on Vista until a service pack comes out. Driver support may be sketchy for a while...
     
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