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Topic # 13362 6-May-2007 18:35
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I have 2x 1gb HP PC2700 ECC DDR sticks that i'd like to use with my machine (asus a8n-vm csm). The manual says ECC is fine, but installing these means nothing happens (machine won't start). Have I missed a step somehwere?




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  Reply # 69707 6-May-2007 18:55
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Did the sticks of ram come as a pair? They might really like each other so much that they only work in a specific configuration. Check your mobo manuals. They might only like certain cas/ras latencies or some stuff. Ram configuration is annoying to say the least.

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Reply # 69716 6-May-2007 19:51
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Have you tried one at a time? Perhaps you must use them in pairs and configure the slots correctly (i.e. if you have four slots and only one and use then the pair would be broke).







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  Reply # 69728 6-May-2007 21:09
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They do come as a pair. I have tried them singularly and together, blowing away CMOS every time. Machine just won't start.

Of course, they could be dead and I have no way of checking, but I don't think that's the case... shame really




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  Reply # 69729 6-May-2007 21:35
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If you are using only those sticks are you trying them in the blue slots? The manual suggests that black slots only be used when blue are filled.

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  Reply # 69735 6-May-2007 22:54
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If any other stick of RAM works fine in the mobo then I would say the RAM is dead.

One thing with ECC... It's quite a bit slower than non-ECC



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  Reply # 69765 7-May-2007 06:02
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Bung: If you are using only those sticks are you trying them in the blue slots? The manual suggests that black slots only be used when blue are filled.


Both in the blue slot's. I now suspect the ram is dead - thanks for all the replies.




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