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asus P5G41T-M LX3 motherboard cant run 4gb ram ?

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July 24, 2013 7:50:28 AM

I want to upgrade my ram to from 2GB to 6GB using another 4GB ram with my other 2gb but when i put in the 4gb ram the pc wont boot ... i mean it powers up but the screen stays black , PC does nothing ... when i try only with 4gb ram it still doesnt work , but when i try with the only the 2gb ram in my pc it runs ... why is that ?
4GB Ram 1333mhz DIMM CL9 btw ... and the 2 ram cards are the same model ... whats up with the pc not running with the 4 GB ram ?
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July 24, 2013 8:23:54 AM

You may need to adjust your memory settings in BIOS. You can see here: http://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/P5G41TM_LX3/#specif... that the 1333mhz memory is an (O.C.) speed. I have a motherboard whose ram speed is in the (O.C.) category and I had to change a setting in the BIOS to get it to run.

What are the specs on the 2gb memory module(s)? Is everything identical about them except the amount of ram per module? Do you have a pair of 1GB sticks and a pair of 2GB sticks? Is your operating system 32 or 64bit? If it is 32bit don't bother putting in all 6GB as the operating system can't address more than ~3.25GB of ram.
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July 24, 2013 10:28:17 AM

Zooshooter said:
You may need to adjust your memory settings in BIOS. You can see here: http://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/P5G41TM_LX3/#specif... that the 1333mhz memory is an (O.C.) speed. I have a motherboard whose ram speed is in the (O.C.) category and I had to change a setting in the BIOS to get it to run.

What are the specs on the 2gb memory module(s)? Is everything identical about them except the amount of ram per module? Do you have a pair of 1GB sticks and a pair of 2GB sticks? Is your operating system 32 or 64bit? If it is 32bit don't bother putting in all 6GB as the operating system can't address more than ~3.25GB of ram.


The sticks are exactly the same models... what do i need to change in the bios to get this 4gb stick running ?
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July 24, 2013 12:06:42 PM

Marian Atanasov said:
Zooshooter said:
You may need to adjust your memory settings in BIOS. You can see here: http://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/P5G41TM_LX3/#specif... that the 1333mhz memory is an (O.C.) speed. I have a motherboard whose ram speed is in the (O.C.) category and I had to change a setting in the BIOS to get it to run.

What are the specs on the 2gb memory module(s)? Is everything identical about them except the amount of ram per module? Do you have a pair of 1GB sticks and a pair of 2GB sticks? Is your operating system 32 or 64bit? If it is 32bit don't bother putting in all 6GB as the operating system can't address more than ~3.25GB of ram.


The sticks are exactly the same models... what do i need to change in the bios to get this 4gb stick running ?


I have no idea. BIOS options and layouts are not the same for all computers. That's something you'll have to research. More importantly, you need to figure out if your operating system is 32 or 64-bit. If it's 32 bit then most of the ram won't even show up to the operating system.
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July 24, 2013 1:04:48 PM

Is the new module brand new? Test it in another system as it may be defective.
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July 24, 2013 2:01:50 PM

Reset your CMOS and then try updating your BIOS.

Then install the new memory. Also make sure the memory is properly seated into the slots. The memory should work but make sure it is a Non-ECC memory rather than ECC memory. Good luck!!
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July 24, 2013 3:10:55 PM

If the modules are the same (other than 2GB vs 4GB), then upgrading the BIOS won't help and it's a risk the OP shouldn't take.
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