I have just bought a new 1GB Kingston 1GB 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM 3-3-3 for my SY-KT600 DRAGON Plus motherboard. The motherboard has 3 memory slots and already has a 512MB 400MHz DDR PC3200 chip that came with the motherboard.
All seems fine until I play any game that uses 3D. When I load (Fifa 2004 for instance) the game, the machine freezes every time. I know the system works fine with these 3D games, proven by removing the new 1GB chip and running with just 512MB.
Before I send it back, does anyone have any ideas what could be wrong? My board should take up to 3GB in RAM. I have the latest NVidia video drivers installed, my video card is an 128MB 3D card running at 8X AGP.
a friend had the same problem as you, but with an MSI KMVV or somethng like that, he had a single 512Mb stick, then he bought another and when he plugged it, it wouldn't boot (altough it was well installed), so? what did he do? he sold a stick and he's saving the difference so, he sells the other stick and buys a single 1Gb stick
Pretty popular the word "stick" turned out to be....
Those chipsets do not like to have mismatched RAM chips. You either have to run a 2X512 configuration or a 2X1Gig configuration. I've put together easily a hundred machines with those chipsets and still have two of them running. I've always encountered that problem with those chipsets. They can be very particular.