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plz help 9800gx2 not working with 3gb of ram

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i currently have 2 gb of ram installed .. as soon as i try and install a third stick same kind of ram .. i get no picture. for some reason or another i can' t get 3 gb of ram with this card is this news? or have i just been really out of the loop?

im on vista 32bit.
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post #2 of 6
Sounds like that third stick of RAM is bad. Try booting with each stick in there one at a time.
    
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ya i did .. all work well.. just when i install three of them i get all artifacts. I can only have 3 gb when i have multi display mode instead of multi gpu mode. but that kind of defeats the purpose of have a 9800gx2 if i only use one of the cards
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post #4 of 6
Huh, thats really wierd. My only other guess would be maybe it has something to do with your mobo, but that doesnt really make any sense.
    
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yea it's strange.. i was going to rma the stick.. but then i started testing. around .. and sure enough i can only get it to boot with 2 gb of ram under multi gpu mode in control panel i hanve tried four sticks ... i wonder if that would be different...LOL but yea 3x 1gb 8500 will not work with my set up unless i use only one gpu ata time.. uless once i again ..there is something obcious im missing .. i think im going to call evga tomorrow.
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post #6 of 6
Good idea to call them. And yes, if you can try testing with all 4 sticks in. One other thing that might be it is if one of the memory slots is dead, make sure you tested each slot too.
    
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