Gigabyte + Memory Tags: Motherboards Geil Last response: January 14, 2009 1:00 PM in Motherboards Share Kenetix January 14, 2009 10:58:33 AM Hello everyone, I have decided to upgrade my RAM (currently I have 3Gb: 1Gbx2 OCZ PC2-6400 + 2x512 GEIL PC2-6400), so I bought 1Gbx2 Geil PC2-6400 to replace my 2x512mb Geil. The problem is that every time I install the 2 extra gigs of ram my motherboard seems to stop working, when I start my computer it gets stuck at this point: Memory Testing: 20XXXXXXXXXXXX OK It won't show me the HDD's I have got installed or anything, it simply gets stuck there. I was wondering that maybe the problem lies in the fact that my MoBo is kinda old (P31-DS3L Rev A2 Version F1). So my question is: Can I do something about that? Is replacing the mobo the only way of fixing it? Would a bios update (which I'm not pretty familiar with) solve the problem? Thanks. More about : gigabyte memory Prawn January 14, 2009 11:11:11 AM Have you tested the ram sticks individually in the system to make sure that there is definetly no fault with the sticks? Kenetix January 14, 2009 11:17:06 AM Yeah, I tested the (1Gb) Geils separately, together with the OCZ (therefore running in Single Channel) and I could start windows. Related resources Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Memory Install Issue - Forum Memory Trouble with Gigabyte 990FXa-UD5 - Forum GIGABYTE -EP45-UD3R compatible memory - Forum MVDDC ( Memory Voltage) for Gigabyte 7950 - Forum Memory Inquiry: Gigabyte X79-UD3 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer merlinbadman January 14, 2009 11:19:21 AM Like the previous post says, make sure all the stick work first of all. A BIOS update "may" sort it, best to have a look on your mobo manufacturers website. What is then maximum ammount of ram your mobo can take? Kenetix January 14, 2009 12:25:26 PM Well you aren't really helping by asking ME how much it can take. I've read it can take up to 4Gb, but I'm asking for advise just in case. Kenetix January 14, 2009 12:28:06 PM The reason I'm asking for help is because it's stated that it can take up to 4Gb (altho theres some notes on slot "population" i don't quite understand). Had I read it can only take up 3Gb I wouldn't even have bothered to make a new thread. ir_efrem January 14, 2009 1:00:56 PM After a quick google search - google is yur friend! I found some mention of that motherboard having issues with running 4 sticks of double sided memory, could this be your case as well? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h video memory ForumGigabyte UDH5 and 2133Mhz memory ForumIGPU Memory in Gigabyte UEFI ForumGigabyte 970A-UD3 and Memory help. ForumGIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 running 1866mhz memory w/ Phenom II x4 965 ForumGIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H Memory Needed ForumWhere is the memory remap feature In Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD7 Forum1866 Memory speed & Gigabyte 990fxa-UD3 ForumMemory for GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2P ForumGigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Motherboard / Patriot 8500EL Series memory issues ForumAdd'l memory for Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H ForumMemory for motherboard Gigabyte 880GA-UD2H ForumGIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - Memory Issue ForumMemory for GIGABYTE GA-Z68M-D2H ForumWhich is better memory More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !