|Hello everyone, Im looking sor some help with a mobo and ram. |
When I purchased the motherboard I bought 2 Supertalent sticks, 1 was a 1g sticka nd the other one a 512mb. They did not work together, howver they both did work if I slotted only one of them in. so I went back to the store and got a different kind, a Kingston hyperX 1GB DDR2 800. slotted it, worked like a charm. last night, I rebooted, and it hung on the Foxconn welcome screen. same problem it was giving me before.
So I went into the bios, checked the frequency of the memory, everything was fine. I swapped the sticks, now it simply wont boot up, it goes to the welcome/bios screen and automatically shuts down.
I tried both sticks on each slot on their own and they both work, but when put together the system crashes,
Im starting to believe this might be a dual channel issue. the BIOS may be trying to dial channel my memory and it just wont allow it.
So I went out and bought another Kingston stick, and I have the exact same problem. no boot, it just crashes.
Another interesting fact is that, if I lower the frequency to 667MHZ, it hangs on the welcome/loading screen like it did the first time I tried it, which is another clue leading me to believe frequency is the culprit.
I now have 2 kingston sticks, both PC6400 DDR2 800MHZ, and they still dont work.
I left one stick in, changed the precquency, shut down, seated the other stick, botted, and it hung again on loading screen.
Is there a way to prevent dual channeling? Im about to start flashing the bios, but was hoping for an alternative to this issue.
Also, I did benchmark it with just CPU ram and video, same problem, so its not a power issue, I am right now using the computer.
Anybody have any ideas whats going on? the bays are fine, the sticks are fine, it just wont allow 2 sticks to be inserted!
driving me nuts.