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Computer only works when i place one ddr ram but if i place two it beebs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by geffnzei, May 18, 2010.

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  1. geffnzei

    geffnzei Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    My computer(Mother board = micro star inc 7211) has a few issues with RAM

    1. I Can only use 1 DDR ram if i place both of my 256 ddr ram the computer just beebs and does not start. but when i use 1 256 ddr ram its ok ,

    2. when the computer starts with one ram and i check the ram capacity it reads 192 instead of 256

    will someone please help me out

    Thanks
     
  2. Frank4d

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    I would run a memory test on the two sticks of RAM (one at a time) using Memtest86+ http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
    Let it run for several hours. Are both sticks of RAM the same, or different?

    For issue #2 it is normal if you are using the onboard graphics. It shares 64 MB of your RAM, so 256-64=192.
     
  3. Compiler

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    You need to see if its a bad memory or a bad board.

    Name 1 DDR as A, the other as B.

    1) Does it matter if its a particular single stick installed. IE: Either stick works, by itself?
    2) Install a single stick in DIMM 0, then in DIMM 1. Any difference?
    3) Switch arrangement installed in board: A/B B/A Any difference?

    So if (1) - there is a difference = bad ram
    if (2) is true = bad dimm slot. This would make (3) true as well.

    Your motherboard is using some of your system memory for the onboard video. Normal.

    Your board is about 8 years old, so there could be problems with compatibility or dying parts on the board.
     
  4. geffnzei

    geffnzei Thread Starter

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    When i use both the Rams on a different computer they are ok
    and on my computer if i use 1 ram at a time they work well but if i use them together they just produce a beeb sound
     
  5. geffnzei

    geffnzei Thread Starter

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    Hi , Compiler

    1.When i place DDR A ON DIMM slot A it works well,also when i Place DDR A ON dimm 2 it also works ok.

    2. The same with DDR B
    3. The beebing starts when i place both DDR A and B together,

    It has been working ok untill resently last week i rebooted and the beebing started.

    What if i remove the Bios and replace it again will that help

    Thanks
     
  6. Compiler

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    Just pull the battery to reset the BIOS or use the jumpers.

    If that works, then it was just a glitch.

    If it doesn't work... your motherboard is showing it age is falling apart. It happens. I was in an office when a PC's networking ability suddenly stop working. Drivers, good. OS, good. Cable good. The onboard NIC itself was okay, but the connector itself blew.

    I disabled the onboard NIC, bought a $15NIC and its still running that way 5 years later. :)

    Look at upgrading soon or buy a single 512MB stick to hold you until you do. old used DDR1 sticks are almost free. Worth about $5~10 per GB.

    Todays prices:
    $55 = AMD x2 240 (very fast compared to any P4... about 4 times) - this is a bottom end CPU.
    $65 = Gigabyte 760G motherboard (2 memory slots - a 4slot version would be $80+)
    $25 = 1GB DDR3 or DDR2
    $35 = Thermaltake 430watt PSU (unless you have a newer ATX 2.x PSU with 24 pin main connector)

    $180 = total
     
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