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Gigabyte GA-K8NS won't accept two dimms

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Hello fellow geeks & earthlings.

I built me 3 puters over x-mas and I am having no end of problems with the lucky last. Basically, I cannot use two DDR400 Adata 256 memory sticks, only one. I knocked the frequency down to 166 on the Gigabyte GA-K8NS M/board via the super secret ctrl + F1 procedure, but it still won't pharken work!! Interestingly my changed bios settings are not saved for some reason. I have the latest Bios rev (F9). ANY HELP would be appreciated. System is as follows:

Gigabyte socket 754 GA-K8NS
AMD Athlon 64 3000
Radeon 9600 XT
Maxtor drives
post #2 of 4
So let me get this straight. You can't run 2 sticks of memory and your BIOS settings won't save? If your CMOS battery isn't dead and you didn't leave your CMOS jumper in the clear position, then I would say you have a bad board. Can you get into Windows at all, even with a single stick?? If you can get in on a single stick, then you might have a bad stick. Need more info!! Could you put your spec's in your profile under the user CP??
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post #3 of 4
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Thanx for replying friend.

Windows is loaded. One stick works only, and I have used it to do install.

Board and RAM have both been independantly tested in other rigs and work great.

This seems to be a motherboard/RAM settings situation.

Tis a pity...........last Gigabyte board was great, but this one both suxs and BLOWS!!


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Originally Posted by shermstix
So let me get this straight. You can't run 2 sticks of memory and your BIOS settings won't save? If your CMOS battery isn't dead and you didn't leave your CMOS jumper in the clear position, then I would say you have a bad board. Can you get into Windows at all, even with a single stick?? If you can get in on a single stick, then you might have a bad stick. Need more info!! Could you put your spec's in your profile under the user CP??
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I have a friend with that exact motherboard and he says that he didn't have to change anything in the BIOS to get his 2 sticks of memory to work together. I am willing to bet that your RAM is not compatable with the motherboard. And if your CMOS settings aren't being saved then I would still suggest that you check your battery.
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