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PC doesn't boot with one memory stick

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by patfrth, Mar 18, 2006.

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  1. patfrth

    patfrth Thread Starter

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    I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe with CORSAIR TWIN1024-3200XL PRO that works fine with the 2 RAM sticks inserted together. But, when I remove one stick, my PC doesn't boot. It beeps with a slow rate beep just like something was missing. I already checked my RAM with Memtest86 and there were no errors. Have any idea what's going wrong?
     
  2. brianF

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    Due to hardware limitation, you must plug the memory on DIMM_B1 or DIMM_B2 if using just one memory stick.
     
  3. norton850

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    Welcome to TSG

    I have to admit I don't really see what you are worried about. :D The system works fine with two sticks so why would you care if it doesn't work with only one. But in the interest of knowledge :rolleyes: sometimes when you use one stick it has to go in a specific slot on the MB. Check the manual.

    Edit: Sorry brian, not quick enough this AM. Coffee is beginning to work.
     
  4. patfrth

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    Thank you for the tip, it works fine now with one stick inserted in B1. I should have read the manual more carefully, they mention B1 slot only for one stick. I was too much confident in the way some people working with computers think "logically", because for me A comes before B but not for them.
     
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