Iíve been trying to fix this issue for a while, no blog so far could completely answer this problem this is making me go crazy. Please help out. I will keep posting in attempt to hellp out any other people suffering from this problem also.
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The problem:
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is that as soon as attempt to use my desktop in Dual Channel its shuts off, I cant even load the BIOS menu, I press the power button and then 3-5 secs after it automatically turns off. Ive tried pushing it dozens off times in a row but it will never stay on. However If I take a memory stick out to put it in Single Channel the computer runs perfectly. When this happened my computer was in sleep mode, I tried moving the mouse or pressing the keyboard and nothing happened. I held the off button and shut it off. From that point ive have been having these issues. So Iíve screened it down to either the motherboard or memory (which I doubt).
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What Iíve tried so far:<o:p></o:p>
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1- Tried different version of windows (currently using windows 7 and was running fine)
2- run memtest on each memory stick one by one (no errors)
3- changed the PSU (it first loaded until the windows logo appeared and then shut off)
4- changed the thermal past on CPU (saw that on different blog waste off time)
5- tried moving the memory sticks to all the possible formulas possible (nothing changed)
6- tried installing windows on different hard drive (but the hard drives is obviously not the issue here)
7- Run driver tests (indicates all drivers are up to date)
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What im thinking of doing<o:p></o:p>
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1-Take battery and power cable of motherboard and let sit for 24 hrs
2-Flashing the BIOS (BUT THERE IS no update available on the gateway website)
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Or running it only in single channel, but the thing I donít want to. It has been in dual for the last 8 years.
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My Desktop Specs<o:p></o:p>
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Gateway GT 5082 (its an older pc about 8 years old)
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Current windows version 7 64 bit
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Processor<o:p></o:p>
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AMD Athlonô 64 X2 dual-core processor 3800+ <o:p></o:p>
  • 2.0 GB <o:p></o:p>
  • 2000 MHz front side bus <o:p></o:p>
  • L2 cache: 512 KB x2 <o:p></o:p>
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Memory<o:p></o:p>
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Installed: 2048 MB 400 MHz (PC3200) DDR memory (four 512 MB modules) <o:p></o:p>
Expandable to: 4 GB<o:p></o:p>
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Video<o:p></o:p>
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Integrated NVIDIA GeForceģ 6100 graphics<o:p></o:p>
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Audio<o:p></o:p>
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Integrated AC '97 Audio with 6 Channel Audio (5.1)<o:p></o:p>
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Hard Drive<o:p></o:p>
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250 GB 7200 RPM IDE hard drive with minimum of 2 MB cache<o:p></o:p>
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Optical Drives<o:p></o:p>
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Double layer 16X DVD+/-RW drive <o:p></o:p>
  • Write max: 16xDVD-/+R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW. <o:p></o:p>
  • Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM <o:p></o:p>
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Media Reader<o:p></o:p>
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9-in-1 Digital Media Manager supporting the following: <o:p></o:p>
  • CompactFlash Card <o:p></o:p>
  • IBM MicroDrive <o:p></o:p>
  • Memory Stick <o:p></o:p>
  • Memory Stick Pro <o:p></o:p>
  • SmartMedia Card <o:p></o:p>
  • Secure Digital(SD)/MMC <o:p></o:p>
  • Compact Flash <o:p></o:p>
  • Multimedia Card <o:p></o:p>
  • xD-Picture Card <o:p></o:p>
  • USB 1.1 or later <o:p></o:p>
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Modem<o:p></o:p>
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56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem<o:p></o:p>
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Network<o:p></o:p>
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Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN<o:p></o:p>
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Interfaces<o:p></o:p>
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PS/2 keyboard port <o:p></o:p>
PS/2 mouse port <o:p></o:p>
Seven USB 2.0 ports (four on rear panel, two on front panel, one in media reader) <o:p></o:p>
Three IEEE-1394a connectors (one on rear panel, two on front-panel) <o:p></o:p>
One parallel port <o:p></o:p>
One RJ-45 LAN port <o:p></o:p>
Five audio jacks (three on rear panel, two on front panel)<o:p></o:p>
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Add-In Card Slots<o:p></o:p>
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One PCI-Express ◊16 <o:p></o:p>
One PCI-E ◊1 <o:p></o:p>
Two PCI Conventional<o:p></o:p>
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Drive Bays<o:p></o:p>
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Two external 3.5-inch <o:p></o:p>
Two external 5.25-inch <o:p></o:p>
Two internal 3.5-inch<o:p></o:p>
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Input Devices<o:p></o:p>
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Multimedia keyboard <o:p></o:p>
USB optical mouse<o:p></o:p>
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Speakers<o:p></o:p>
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Amplified stereo speakers<o:p></o:p>
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Power Supply<o:p></o:p>
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300 watt<o:p></o:p>
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Dimensions (H ◊ W ◊ D)<o:p></o:p>
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15.4 ◊ 7.3 ◊ 17.9 inches<o:p></o:p>
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Weight<o:p></o:p>
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23.5 lbs (computer only, no packaging)<o:p></o:p>
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