Memory upgrade

Discussion in 'Power Supplies and UPS's' started by harrack52, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. harrack52

    harrack52 Supreme Geek

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    I got my 1gb kit of Corsair memory today (VS1GBKIT400)

    I couldn't wait to install it so I take out my Kingston ram and put in the Corsair in slots 1 and 3 and boot......I get the boot screen but it stays there, not counting the memory.

    Ok...Let me try slots 2 and 3...still the same.
    I try with one stick...it works.

    Yeah but I bought two....ah I have an old BIOS, let me download the latest one.

    The flash works
    I boot and I get this message: "......and pci vendor ids do not match"....wtf ????
    I reboot, ah now it works at 166 mhz.
    ...works at 175 mhz
    ...works at 185 mhz
    ...wotks at....no it doesn't work at 195 mhz
    I get nothing, no boot screen no nothing so I clear the cmos.
    It boots normally

    Oh that's right, Corsair likes 2.7V so I set it there, work my way to 200 mhz and it works :D

    P.S. I got the CVS as it was less expensive than the KVR
     
  2. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    Nice. See any improvements by doubling the RAM?
     
  3. harrack52

    harrack52 Supreme Geek

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    Can't say right now since I'm stuck with a 9200 for at least a week so I run all my games in medium to low details.
     
  4. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    There are some neat tricks in W2K/XP to get a lot more out of your PC by forcing the OS to use more RAM (and less swapfile). One approach is to basically turn on "Server Mode" memory handling, which is much more aggressive with caching. Just make sure System Restore is off, or you may encounter some problems. ;)
     
  5. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    I've not been real keen on stuff that let's you go and un fsck your system. GoBack really sucked, and System Restore was just annoying. I know what I'm doing (mostly).
     
  6. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Agreed. GoBack is the devil incarnate in software. :devil:
     
  7. harrack52

    harrack52 Supreme Geek

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    I thought you thought it was Windows !

    Thanks for that tip anti
     
  8. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Windows is what it is -- not my operating system. :) But GoBack is a waste of time and money, and causes many more problems than it fixes.
     

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