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Dire need of help sorting new memory issue

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Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I'm trying to replace my two 2GB RAM sticks with 2 4GB ones, but when I install the new ones i get the same blank response from my PC that i get when there's no RAM installed.

My first mistake was not looking at the speed capability of the motherboard and buying some 1600MHz ram - so assuming that was the problem I got some 1333MHz replacement and i get the same issue.

The mobo im using is this foxconn G41MXE...

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=motherboard&U=en-us0000483

...which indicates that 1333MHz is achievable by overclocking (i assume thats what the (oc) indicates), but im not really sure how to overclock RAM, though having had a look through my BIOS settings i can't see what might be stopping this from working.

These are a few pics of my current BIOS settings...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/darkstar2002/photo-1.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/darkstar2002/photo.jpg

...and this is what im trying to put into it...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/darkstar2002/photo-4.jpg

Happy to provide any more information that might be needed, and I'd be very grateful to anyone who can solve this issue, otherwise it could easily get expensive if I end up having to get some 1066MHz as well!

Many thanks in advance.
post #2 of 3
1066MHz is what your board can run. It can handle 1066MHz overclocked to 1333 but not 1333 RAM modules.
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
aaaahhhhhh I see!

Thank you - assuming that there's 2 x 800 in there at the moment, will it autodetect the difference in speed if i put some 1066 chips in there, or are there any settings that i need to change?

Thanks again, that would have kept me guessing for a long time...
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