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    Default ASRock P45XE Memory

    Hello Everyone!!!
    I have an ASRock P45XE WiFiN motherboard with 3 GB Ram (2x1GB and 2x512GB both in dual channel)
    I want to replace the 2x512 GB ram with 2x2 GB ram
    In the QVL it is mentioned that 2GB Kingston KVR667D2N5/2G is compatible and it works on dual channel!
    I've bought 2 of them but nothing worked!! The computer would not start. All i had was a black screen. I could even get in the bios!

    what did i do wrong since the QVL said that memory is compatible?
    what is the right thing to do to have total 5GB ram (2x2GB and 2x1GB)??

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    Default Re: ASRock P45XE Memory

    2x2GB + 2x1GB = 6GB of memory.
    Remove your old memory and see if your system will boot with your new 4GB of memory and it is stable.
    You will probably need to make some minor bios tweaks to get more than 4GB of memory to work.
    Is your system overclocked?
    Are you using default bios settings for your 3GB memory setup?
    Are you using a 64-bit operating system? If yes, which version?
    Please provide links to both of your older memory kits that show their specifications.

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    Default Re: ASRock P45XE Memory

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    2x2GB + 2x1GB = 6GB of memory.
    2x2 + 2x1 =6GB sorry about that!!!
    Thanks for the reply!!

    The operating system is 64-bit Windows XP Professional and the system is not overclocked. The bios version is 1.40
    The older memory is 2x1 GB (Kingston kvr667d2n5/1g) and 2x512 (Kingston kvr667d2n5/512)
    For the older memory i have the default bios settings. What kind of tweaks will it take for the new one?
    Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 2.13 GHz - ASRock P45XE WiFiN - 3GB RAM - Radeon 5700 - Windows XP Professional 64-bit

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    Default Re: ASRock P45XE Memory

    Try booting with your new 2x2GB memory only and see if it works.
    I'm not familiar with your motherboard, but I'll download your mobo user manual and make some suggested bios changes after we know that your system boots and is stable with your new memory. If your system won't boot with with both new memory modules, try booting with only one module installed at a time.

    Always unplug the A.C. power cable from the back of the power supply before adding or removing any hardware!!
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    Default Re: ASRock P45XE Memory

    I booted the computer with the 2X2GB memory only and it booted normally, but the bios only recognized 3GB instead of 4!!
    In the bios in the advanced settings in the "Remap Ram" option i changed it to enable. Then the bios recognized 4GB of Ram. After that i put the 1X2GB and everything worked fine. The computer booted with 6GB ram!!!!

    Thanks four your support profjim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Thumbs up Re: ASRock P45XE Memory

    You're welcome, glad to hear that you're making progress.
    You should download and run Prime95 large FFT test overnight to ensure that your system is stable with your current settings.
    Download the 64-bit version from Prime95 Free Software - GIMPS
    Before starting your test, make sure that round off checking is enabled.
    If there are any errors, post a screen-shot of the Prime95 window which will show us how long the test ran and the error that occurred.
    If one of the worker threads has an error, stop the test and create a cropped image of the Prime95 window.
    Click on the Prime95 tutorial link in my signature for more information.

    Which memory slots did you install each of memory slots in?
    With 2x2GB plus 1x2GB of memory, there is a slight performance penalty because you're not running in full dual channel mode.
    Intel Desktop Boards &mdash; Single- and multi-channel memory modes

    **edit** you need to update your signature to 6GB of ram ;)

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    Last edited by profJim; 11-11-2012 at 04:21 PM.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
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    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    Default Re: ASRock P45XE Memory

    In slots 1,3 there are 1 GB Ram and in slots 2, 4 the 2GB Ram
    Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 2.13 GHz - ASRock P45XE WiFiN - 3GB RAM - Radeon 5700 - Windows XP Professional 64-bit

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    Default Re: ASRock P45XE Memory

    In post #5, you said "i put the 1X2GB", so it looked like you had 3 memory modules installed.
    With 4 modules installed you are running in dual channel mode.

    Run the overnight Prime95 Large FFT test and if there are no errors, you're good to go.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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