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Cannot upgrade from 4 to 8GB? Help?

post #1 of 55
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As the title suggests, I currently have a system running 4GB RAM no problem, but the second I introduce 6 or 8 GB, it does not display anything on my monitor. Tried changing clock speeds, and voltage speeds, and have been on and off the phone with the manufacturer. They seem to think its a configuration problem, since memtest x86 comes back clean on each stick. So I come to you looking for configuration help!

I had 4GB configured this way:
CPU Clock speed: 1333
DRAM Voltage: 1.500
unganged

In talking with A-Data (RAM Manufacturer), they had me change it (slowly) to the current config:
CPU Clock: 1600
DRAM Voltage: 1.635
unganged

But it still will not display whenever another 2GB stick is put into it at all. I was told 1.65 was "too high" and they could not support it the issue at that level... SO I come asking "What now"?

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post #2 of 55
Have you tried putting the settings on auto and then adding the sticks? I know if your timings and ram settings aren't right it can cause the computer to have nothing come up when you try to boot it.

Also, try clearing the cmos and adding the sticks and starting it up, see if that helps.
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Sadly, already tried both Any other entertaining suggestions?
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post #4 of 55
Raise the CPU-NB voltage. 4 DIMMs can stress the IMC more.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DPS Sundown View Post
I was told 1.65 was "too high" .
what bs you were told,it states on there website that the memory volts on your ADATA memories volt range is 1.55v to 1.75v,
http://www.adata-group.com/index.php...&cid=5&piid=91
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Raise the CPU-NB voltage. 4 DIMMs can stress the IMC more.
By how much? What should be about the right amount?
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Originally Posted by AMOCO View Post
what bs you were told,it states on there website that the memory volts on your ADATA memories volt range is 1.55v to 1.75v
I bumped it to 1.65 now

CPU-NB raised to + .075

Also, Channels DIMM 0 and 2 (0 through 3) are currently being used for the working 4 GB, and were set to 110MB, where as the unused DIMM 1 and 3 were set to 90MB. So, I set DIMM 1 to 110 to match, then tried 3 sticks (6GB)
and still nothing is being displayed
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post #8 of 55
Dual channel works as DIMM 0+1, 2+3 on these motherboards I think, not 0+2, 1+3. Try setting them all at 110ns.
post #9 of 55
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OK, they are all set to 110ns (sorry i meant ns not MS**)
Still no response from monitor at 6 or 8GB.

Pull them back out, and works fine
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post #10 of 55
Try raising the DRAM voltage to 1.75V I guess. Might be needed.
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