ram compatibility with asus p5gc vm pro MB

March 14, 2013 at 10:59:53
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,
I have a desktop pc running with MB - asus P5GC VM PRO.Now i use 2x1gb kinston 667mhz ram and everything is okay. When i try to upgrade my pc with one more of the same ram , my monitor wont start. The memory currently working is with chips on the both sides of the ram. The official product specifications said
"In product specifications it's said "*When installing two DDR2 DIMM modules for single channel configuration, install only single-sided memory modules."."
What i have to do to run 4x1gb kingston 667 mhz ram?
Thanks in advance and sorry for my poor english.

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#1
March 14, 2013 at 11:17:21
"What i have to do to run 4x1gb kingston 667 mhz ram?"

When installing four DDR2 DIMM modules, install only single-sided memory modules.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5...


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#2
March 14, 2013 at 11:19:00
well that's also said about using 2 rams - single sided . Now i'm using 2 but they are double sided. That's why i'm asking, what i'm missing ?

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#3
March 14, 2013 at 11:21:41
If you're going to run double sided sticks, you can only run 2 & they have to be configured to run in dual channel mode. If you want to run 4 sticks, the all have to be single sided. I assume the same goes for 3 sticks. My guess is you're putting the RAM in the wrong 2 slots, you should be using both yellow slots (A1 + B1).

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#4
March 14, 2013 at 11:32:07
Well thanks for this reply - that was useful information. So if i want to have 4 gigs of ram , for my configuration,the best option will be to get 2x2 gb 667mhz double sided, is that right ?

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#5
March 14, 2013 at 11:34:19
"the best option will be to get 2x2 gb 667mhz double sided, is that right ?"

No! Your board does NOT support 2GB sticks. You MUST use 4 x 1GB single sided. Read what is in bold in response # 1.

Are you running Win7 32-bit or 64-bit? You should be running 32-bit on that system. Did you install a video card or are you still using the crappy onboard graphics? You should be running a card.


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#6
March 14, 2013 at 11:44:05
That's my configuration :
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
MB - Asus P5GC-VM PRO
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz, 2660 Mhz
Physical Memory (RAM) 2,00 GB - currently running 2x1gb kingston 667mhz
Video NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1gb

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