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Tried both the different color dimms and still same issue. Also one more thing to add, the computer will boot with one of the dimms, but the second one causes it not to boot. SO is it flakey or what?
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Run Memtest86+ from a floppy, CD or flash drive to check the RAM DIMMs individually then as a pair.

Um, I don't think that's quite necessary. If it won't boot with one of the 2 DIMMs, then it's obviously busted. There's no need to "test" it if it won't boot.

Sorry to say, OP, but it's RMA time.
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Run Memtest86+ from a floppy, CD or flash drive to check the RAM DIMMs individually then as a pair.


People still have floppy drives?
 
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Make sure that your Windows is not set to recognise only 2048. Go to RUN and type MSCONFIG. Go to the BOOT tab and then click on ADVANCED OPTIONS, Make sure the ''Maximum Memory field'' is UNCHECKED !

If its not that then its either because you are not in the right DIMM slots or you have a faulty.
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Make sure that your Windows is not set to recognise only 2048. Go to RUN and type MSCONFIG. Go to the BOOT tab and then click on ADVANCED OPTIONS, Make sure the ''Maximum Memory field'' is UNCHECKED !
If its not that then its either because you are not in the right DIMM slots or you have a faulty.

But the BIOS also only showed 2048.

And it won't boot with one of the two sticks, so it must be the stick.
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People still have floppy drives?

Hell Yeah ! thumb.gif
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Um, I don't think that's quite necessary. If it won't boot with one of the 2 DIMMs, then it's obviously busted. There's no need to "test" it if it won't boot.
Sorry to say, OP, but it's RMA time.

Actually you don't know if the DIMM is "busted". All you know is the OP said it wouldn't boot with one DIMM. That's why you run the test to see what Memtest86+ says. wink.gif
post #17 of 17
Read the whole thread, I didnt see any timings, or memory voltages/settings mentioned by the OP, or anyone else.

OP, I recommend that you double check that you have the correct timings, and voltage set for whatever speed you are trying to achieve. Too low of a voltage, or too tight of a timing can make perfectly good ram unstable, and make a module(s) seem faulty.

If your timings and voltages are set to manufacturers spec for your chosen frequency, and you still cannot boot with one module, it is highly likely that you have a defective module. Ram slots going bad could also give you the same symptoms, however you have ruled this out by using different slots, and running with a single module at a time.
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