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I just received parts for from newegg today. I bought an Asus M2N-SLI deluxe board to finally go to SLI. The RAM I purchased is 1 GB Geil PC2-6400 (DDR2-800). Well, the machine wont even post. I get the 1 long and two short beeps. Of course, that is a memory issue. My question is this, is it just a bad stick, or is it simply not compatible with the M2N-SLI? I would like to just order another stick but I am leary about the compatibility. Here is a link to the RAM :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144049

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Scratch that........the crap is out of stock on newegg now. Can someone please recommend some value memory that will work with this board?
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post #2 of 6
Try it in another slot and see what happens. Also why didnt you purchase two sticks in the first place? I would've even said get 2 x 512mb.

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I dunno. I guess I should have. I have tried it in every RAM slot possible but I receive the same result. I think Im gonna get a refund and get 2x512.
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I bought this RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566

There was a review on there where someone was running it on their M2n-SLI. It should work fine.
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post #5 of 6
You won't be getting any overclocks with that Corsair RAM. The ICs aren't any good for anything over stock really. But good RAM if you want to stay stock!
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post #6 of 6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144020

Dont know your budget and I dont know DDR2 very well but I have used some insane GEIL sticks in the past. But if you can 2gb is the way to go you will benefit over time vs a 1gb of ram.

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