New ram Bios not loading

April 9, 2009 at 08:42:56
Specs: Windows Vista
I got a p5n-mx mother board with e2160 dual core processor/ 2gig kingston 6400 /800mhz ram 2 weeks ago , i kept getting 'irql driver not less than or equal too '.
So i got some new ram ( 2gig 6400 /800mhz)
After installing it nothing showed on my monitor + keyboard was unresponsive. Im guessing its not booting the bios . Iv'e taken out the cmos battery / rebooted and it didn't help . Any help would be greatly apreciated.

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#1
April 9, 2009 at 09:02:14
The RAM is the most likely problem. Put the old RAM back in & test it with memtest86 v3.5. If any errors are found, the RAM is defective. Kingston has a lifetime warranty. If the store won't exchange it, Kingston will replace it for free based on the results of memtest86.

http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

https://shop.kingston.com/web_rma/de...


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#2
April 9, 2009 at 09:18:38
The old 2gig kingston ram was faulty , i sent it back and received this 2gig ( 1stick) 'danne-elec' ram. I'm wondering now if it could be the psu or motherboard

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#3
April 9, 2009 at 12:31:18
Remove the RAM and you should get error beeps when powering on. If you do that's good (motherboard is working), and the RAM is bad.

If you don't get the error beeps with the RAM removed, you have a possible power supply or motherboard problem.


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#4
April 9, 2009 at 13:15:39
Are you sure your board supports 2GB per slot?

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#5
April 9, 2009 at 14:52:42
With no ram installed , the mobo beeps constantly .Which im thinking is a good sign. Im 95% sure the mobo supports 2gig ram , but i cant find any documentation (sp) on the asus website .
I reseated the ram , and it booted pass the bios but i got the same IRQL_not _less_or_equal_then , ( the same error i was getting before ) I was also getting bsod with ntfs.sys .
The people i get the replacement ram of off , said it was tested. But i was slightly concerned that it arrived in bubble wrap ( no anti static packaging) . Could that contribute to it being faulty?
Otherwise i'd be really surprised that 3 different ram sticks were all faulty , but everything is indicating they are .
Mabye i should try a new PSU ?

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#6
April 9, 2009 at 15:06:18
"i cant find any documentation (sp) on the asus website"

That's funny, I had no problem finding it:

"2 xDIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR 800/667/533 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory"

http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?m...

Why would you run just a single stick & not take advantage of dual channel mode? And are you in the US? Where are you getting your RAM from? 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-800 can be had for $20 after rebate w/free shipping at newegg.com:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Fry's has the same stuff for just $15...in-store only:

http://shop2.frys.com/product/5611731


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#7
April 9, 2009 at 15:27:59
I guess my searching skills aren't as good as yours , lol.
I bought the mobo , cpu and ram as a bundle on ebay.
Oh and im from the uk .

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#8
April 9, 2009 at 16:24:10
What speed and what voltage is the ram set to in the bios ?

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#9
April 10, 2009 at 04:26:04
all set to auto in the bios

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