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Ok, so I FINALLY decided to upgrade my RAM to 2 x 1 GB dual channel. So I went in, put the new sticks in, and boom... Boot failures. It just hangs at the "Energy Star" screen where it shows the Primary and Slave devices and how much memory it detects (it detects all 2 GB).

Here's the interesting thing. My system was overclocked at the time when I replaced the ram, so the RAM divider was reduced and the FSB was increased to 295 (HTT multiplier of 9). Funny thing is, if I restart my computer after it hangs once, it'll go back to that screen, and then say "BOOT FAILURE. Press F10 to go into settings and restore to default or press F1 to continue." After I press F1, my system boots just fine. I decided to check CPUZ after it booted, and noticed that my system booted with my FSB at it's default setting of 200 (BUT it does not change the RAM divider, so my memory is only at 129.6 MHz according to CPUZ). I restarted my comp and went back in to check the FSB. It was still set to it's previous 295. I tried booting up again and it just hangs at that screen again! Again, I can restart and then press F1 at the screen and let my system boot with the FSB at default...

Why would my system not be able to boot at that speed? It was working just fine before, I dont see why I can't do it... Maybe I have to increase the voltage? Wouldn't make much sense to me since I didnt change the CPU voltage... Any help would be awesome. Thanks!
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post #2 of 23
Seconded.

Sorry, I can't help ya. I have the exact same problem. It may have something to do with voltages, though. I'd test it some more to verify it, but it's not even posting right now.
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I lowered my FSB to 250, and it booted! Everything works... so I think it may be a voltage issue.. im gonna try upping my cpu voltage...
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I lowered my FSB to 250, and it booted! Everything works... so I think it may be a voltage issue.. im gonna try upping my cpu voltage...
I did the same, then I went for FSB 300 and upped the voltage from 1.5 to 1.525, then it failed to boot. I don't know if it was due to the FSB or the voltage. I hope it's not the FSB...I'd rather not concede to run below 3Ghz. T_T
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hah im only running my cpu voltage at 1.425... maybe thats why?
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hah im only running my cpu voltage at 1.425... maybe thats why?
Maybe...I had stability issues with lower voltages when I was originally overclocking it. It's been a few months, and it seems like an appropriate time for me to tool around with it again...
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Maybe...I had stability issues with lower voltages when I was originally overclocking it. It's been a few months, and it seems like an appropriate time for me to tool around with it again...
I've been havin stability issues with my previous overclocking, but I honestly thought it was my lack of ram... hmm well ill try uppin my voltages soon and Ill update u.
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post #8 of 23
if you put in more ram try upping your NB volts a little more.


Should solve your problem. Unless of course the ram is bad.
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post #9 of 23
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if you put in more ram try upping your NB volts a little more.


Should solve your problem. Unless of course the ram is bad.
NB volts? Northbridge? I don't even think I can...
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post #10 of 23
All ram is different, some ram wont run with the same fsb as others. It's always best to start from scratch. Also set your ram divider low for starting off.
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