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Thread: Corsair 512mb pc-3200




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    Default Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    I just bought a stick of 512 pc-3200 by corsair. But after installing it, my computer doesn't boot up properly. Instead the screen stays black and the monitor shuts off after 5 seconds. I've checked SEVERAL times to see if I put it in correctly but the same thing happens. I have a p4 1.9ghz processor by the way with a geforce4 ti4400. Can someone help with this please? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    You most likely need to raise the voltage for it to work properly. If you boot with old memory first, raise the voltage to 2.7-2.8v save then shut down, swap the modules then reboot.

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    My friend says it may be because my mobo isn't compatable with pc-3200.. is that a possiblity? If so I think my mobo can only support up to pc-2700.

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    oh ya.. and i'm not swapping RAM.. just adding more to what i have in my last DIMM slot.

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    Corsair memory is known to run with higher voltages so then before adding that stick go into the BIOS and raise the DIMM voltage first and is the other module of the same make and type? If it is not then that may also be causing a compatibilty problem. Have you tried just the Corsair module by itself?

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    You can use PC3200, thats no problem. If the voltage was an issue, it should still boot and reognize the other stick, so either you have an incompatibility of ya two RAM sticks of some other hardware fault. Try booting with just the old stick of RAM, then try booting with the Corsair, if you get a boot-up for the old stick, than at least up your vdimm to 2.8v, if possible, than try with the stick of Corsair alone. If both bootup, when alone, than you've definately got an incompatibility. If you don't get anything from either stick, you've either knocked something loose or messed up your mobo or CPU.

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    K guys, I finally figured it out.. sorta.. My third DIMM slot is the only one that's not working for some lame reason. Could this be the voltage issue? I tried putting in the new corsair by itself in the first slot and it booted up fine. But whenever I put a stick into the third DIMM slot it doesn't work.. Is this still the voltage problem??? And is BIOS in start-up? tap F8 key trick?

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    That slot could be hosed. BIOS...well, for most boards, it's the Delete key, and you hit it when the machine is booting up, before it starts booting into Windows. Now, if it's a pre-built box, that's different. One of the Fx keys (F1, F2, F3, etc), Tab, or Insert might be the magic one.

    The F8 key is part of Windows, and deals in part with the boot up, like if you need to get into Safe Mode for some reason.

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    All right.. Maybe i'll try increasing the voltage then.. Anything I should take into consideration before doing so?

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    Default Re: Corsair 512mb pc-3200

    Other than that it might not fix your problem...no. It's worth a shot. It'd suck to find out that you sent back a perfectly good stick without trying everything. If it's a prebuilt system, you might not have voltage adjustments available to you.

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