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    Default two 256mbs dont work 2getha ?

    i have:

    msi 648F neo series mobo

    one stick of = micron technology DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 256MB
    and
    one stick of = spectek incorporated DDR-SDRAM PC2700 - 256MB

    i have both installed and my computer works fine, but it tells me (in dxdiag) that i only have 256mb, but wen i go on CPU-Z i look at bank 1 n 2 and it tells me that both rams are in?????!!!!

    i have tried using then in dif. banks still no luck
    plz help!

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    Default Re: two 256mbs dont work 2getha ?

    even tho no1 posted back!

    i managed to solve the problem !!!!!!!!

    thanks...............me!

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    Default Re: two 256mbs dont work 2getha ?

    Any motherboard you buy, you musn't mix branded modules, buy a matched pair of the same size and same speed and type.. This is the correct way:

    dimm 1 = xms corsair 3200LL = 512mb
    dimm 2 = xms corsair 3200LL = 256mb

    This is the wrong way below

    dimm 1 = xms corsair 3200LL = 256mb
    dimm 2 = xms corsair 3200LL = 512mb

    motherboard will only register the largest size first
    But if you want dual channel performance you are best to buy a matched pair of the same type and size e.g XMS corsair 3200LL 2 x 512mb modules
    my matched pair is 1024-3700PT a gig in total means 2 x 512mb modules
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    Default Re: two 256mbs dont work 2getha ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamie_horwood
    But if you want dual channel performance you are best to buy a matched pair of the same type and size e.g XMS corsair 3200LL 2 x 512mb modules
    His mainboard doesn't support dual channel memory.

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    Cool Re: two 256mbs dont work 2getha ?

    As was stated... Never mix match different modules of RAM. You are only asking for problems ESPECIALLY if you have a dual channel board!!! Glad you managed to fix your problem though!!!

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