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2 Sticks of Ram Won't Work?

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January 30, 2010 3:30:59 AM

I've recently added some new things to my computer and I've been trying to use the 4 GB (2x2048) that I ordered from tigerdirect. All the lights on the computer turn on and, it sounds like it's starting but it seems like there's a voltage shortage or something because the fans putter in and out, lights flicker ect.,

Heres my current setup:

500W PSU
AM3 Phenom II x 4 810
250 GB SATA HDD
ASUS M4878-E Motherboard
ATI 4350 GPU
4 GB of DDR2 Dual-Channel RAM

Now I know that the ram is inserted into the opposite channels of eachother, but still it doesn't work. I've tried adjusting the voltage from the BIOS and still it didn't work(I went as high as 2.2 V, didn't want to go any higher). Any suggestions to fix this? Maybe my PSU is too weak? I'm relatively new to this so any advice is good advice.

Thanks !

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January 30, 2010 4:02:10 AM

Have you tried each stick of Ram individually? It could be one (or both) is defective. Also, go through the guide at the top of this forum for more help.
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January 30, 2010 4:15:49 AM

One of them is defective, just checked it out; kinda weird though since I bought them NIB. Thanks.
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January 30, 2010 1:07:13 PM

It happens fairly often. Why they don't detect it in testing I don't know (I think that they do still test before shipping).
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