Solved How to check RAM?

January 17, 2012 at 04:39:23
Specs: Windows XP
I wanted to update my sons RAM from 1 GB to 2 GB as I thought it may help his computer run smother. So I checked and he has a single stick of 1 GB of DDR PC 3200 ram so I bought another. They are different makes.
I plugged the second stick in and the computer didn't post and gave off a single beep every 10 seconds or so.
So I then tried just the new stick in where the old stick was. Now the computer would post graphic card details then hung (still showing graphic card details)
So then I tried just the original stick and the computer works perfectly again.
Here are the computer specs

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name AMD Sempron 3000+
Codename Palermo
Specification AMD Unknown Processor
Package Socket 754
Extended CPUID F.2C
Brand ID 38
Core Stepping DH-E6
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 1798.3 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 9.0 x 199.8 MHz
HT Link speed 799.2 MHz
Stock frequency 1800 MHz


Northbridge VIA K8M400 (VT8380) rev. 00
Southbridge VIA VT8237 rev. 00
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 3.0
AGP Transfer Rate 8x
AGP SBA supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Channels Single
Memory Frequency 199.8 MHz (CPU/9)
CAS# latency (CL) 3.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 3
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3
Cycle Time (tRAS) 8
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 11
DRAM Idle Timer 16
Command Rate (CR) 2T

Memory SPD

DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR
Manufacturer (ID) (0000000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz)
Part number
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Registered no
Buffered no
Nominal Voltage 2.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no

Mainboard Model MS-6741

The memory I bought is

Should this work or am I missing something?

Any help would be great.



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January 17, 2012 at 05:12:43
"Mainboard Model MS-6741"

Here's the MSI link to the K8MM-ILSR which should be the same board:

There is a memory support list available. I never heard of "EUDAR" memory before (eBay?). I suspect the RAM you bought is either defective or incompatible.

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January 17, 2012 at 05:17:16
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The memory could be bad or it just could be incompatible, I do not know the brand, you did not post it's details (voltage, latency, etc). Go to and use their scanner to find out what they recommend in all details, then purchase that or try to exchange what you have for the same.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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January 17, 2012 at 07:45:28
Go to memory web makers sites. They have menus (web pages) to select the correct ram.

Be sure you understand how to prevent ESD damage.

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.

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January 17, 2012 at 12:56:08
I would say buy two sticks of 1gb ram pc 3200 which is matched and sell the ones you have to recover some cash. make sure it is unregistered ram as registered ram is for servers and not for home use. which i think is what you bought to be honest.

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