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February 12, 2010 6:46:42 PM

I bought a motherboard off the net for my P4 CPU. This board uses DDR2 ram memory. I bought a 2g stick of DDR2 ram made by Kingston. After I installed the memory I started up the unit and it didn't boot up. The lights on the board goes on, however the bios doesn't come up. I talked to the web site that sold the board and they said the memory was most likely not compatible. The web site said that Kingston ram is junk. I tried a Samsung DDR2 stick and it still didn't boot up.

Is it possible that memory is not compatible?
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February 12, 2010 7:53:20 PM

Can you list the MOBO's Make and Model, so we can review what type of memory it can take. Some of the older boards can't handle DDR2 800 or DDR2 1066 for examples.

Or you can review the manufacturer's website to very the memory it can take and speeds.
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February 12, 2010 8:24:26 PM

Motherboard Intel D945GCL

Memory is Kingston KVR6672/2GR
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February 12, 2010 8:42:08 PM

typo on the memory
Memory is Kingston KVR667d2/2GR
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February 12, 2010 11:23:03 PM

Your Intel D945GCL has the dual channel memory architechture and uses DDR2 memory. I'd put in two IGB DDR2 sticks and forget it. Should work fine.
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February 12, 2010 11:47:42 PM

Here are board specifications for memory... http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945g... Your RAM should work in accordance to the specifications.

Have you tried placing the RAM in the other slots to see if it boots. I'm concerned that you have tried two different RAM sets and have the same issues. You might have a DOA motherboard. Can you try the RAM in another PC to verify the RAM is good?
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February 13, 2010 4:53:11 PM

I don't have another computer that uses DDR2.

I did try the other slot and it still didn't work.

I guess it is the board.
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