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Can't run more than 1 memory stick on various motherboards

Last response: in Memory
December 24, 2009 4:38:54 PM

Here are three separate systems:

A) CPU Intel E7200 2.53 Ghz stock cooling
RAM 2x1 GB DDR2 800Mhz A-data
MB Gigabyte EP43-DS3L

B) CPU Intel E7200 2.53 Ghz stock cooling
RAM 2x1 GB DDR2 800Mhz PQI
MB Gigabyte EP35-DS3L

C) CPU Intel E7200 2.53 Ghz stock cooling
RAM 2x1 GB DDR2 1066Mhz Corsair
MB Asus P5QL

They all run smoothly with a single memory stick (either one of them). A and B can run with two sticks but aren't stable, C doesn't boot even.
I can't say for sure for the others but when it comes to A it definitely isn't a power supply issue, I guess that isn't the cause for the others too.
Only thing in common is the CPU, how can I check if that is the problem?

If additional information is needed I will happily provide
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a c 159 à CPUs
a b å Intel
December 24, 2009 5:32:37 PM

Try enabling "memory mapping" in the bios if your board allows it.
December 24, 2009 7:26:40 PM

I didn't find anything in my BIOS that contains the words "memory mapping" in itself. I am using system A) and my BIOS version is F9e.
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a b à CPUs
December 24, 2009 9:28:08 PM

What voltage do each of these memory sticks require, and at what voltage is board setting them too?
December 24, 2009 10:31:43 PM

Using the part, model or serial numbers, find the exact same ram online, now check the voltages and timings for them, make a note of this for each stick.

Now for each system, go in to the bios and manually set the timings and voltages as advertised.

Not sure about the memory mapping thing, but for the two pc's that boot, download "memtest", create a bootable CD and run this on them.

If your still having problems, run memtest again using only 1 stick in slot 1, test again with that same stick in slot 2, continue till all slots have been tested. You will have to do this for each stick of ram. Preferably do this testing on a working machine, so that you know other factors may not add possibilities for errors.

good luck.