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January 2, 2011 1:32:50 PM

Hello,
i have a strange problem . 5 months ago may vga card 8400 gs stopped working so i let my pc a while and yesterday i bought anew vga card ati 5450 .. when i put it into my pc .. it became strange and the pc is slower than b4 , when i tried openning nfs undercover it crashes however it worked on 8400 gs perfectly .. so i cahnged the vga and bought GT430 Gforce . and the problem still exist.. i bought another ram so the total now is 3 gb of ram and i tried to change powersupply , ram , install a fresh copy of windows without any programs installed and still nothing
i have
intel cor2due 2.4GHZ E6400
motherboard GIGABYTE 945pl-sp3
3 gb ddr2 ram

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a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 1:47:31 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

There are a few 945PL-S http://www.gigabyte.us/search/search.aspx?kw=945PL-S but they ALL are Dual Channel. Which mean unmatched sticks will/may not work properly.

Remove one of the sticks and see if the problem is corrected, if not then try the other stick.

Q - What OS and revision?

Also, I would recommend that you create a bootable Memtest CD/DVD {ISO/zip} http://www.memtest.org/
January 2, 2011 2:07:35 PM

thx for ur rapid response ... i already tried to test all sticks .. i tried single ram and the double ram . separated and the problem still there

my os is wndows 7 ultimate
i already did a memtest and it told me that mem works dual correctly 3 gb :( 
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a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 2:11:54 PM

Of the selections per 945PL-SXX which exact MOBO + Revision do you have? There's no {945pl-sp3}. I need to review the drivers, BIOS, manual, etc for Win 7.

Q - Windows 7 {32 or 64-bit} Ultimate?
January 2, 2011 2:35:36 PM

ok on mobo written :
GA-945pl-s3p
intel945pl/ich7/pci-ex16 rev .6.6
ok but when i used cpu-z program
it gives me

GA945pl-s3p
chpset intel i945g rev A2

i have w7 ultimate 32 bit
a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 2:47:26 PM

Wow really long list of drivers - not!

Let's rule-out, as best as possible, conflicts -> run MSCONFIG, select Diagnostic, save and restart.

What's the behavior?
January 2, 2011 2:55:43 PM

lol it gaves me the blus screen :)  ...
i have q .. written on the board specs that it supports up to 2 gb and 667 ddr2 .. is that means a 800 ddr2 won't work ... and 3 gb wont work correctly ?
a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 3:37:04 PM

Manual:
(Note 1) Enable use of a CoreTM 2 CPU with 1333 MHz FSB through overclocking. You must install the FSB 1333 MHz CoreTM 2 CPU with DDRII 533 (or above) memory module(s).
(Note 2) To use a DDRII 667 memory module on the motherboard, you must install a 1066/800 MHz FSB processor.
(Note 3) Some memory configurations will result in memory frequency being reduced from the original frequency. (Please refer to to Page 15 for more information.)

4 DDRII DIMM memory slots (supports up to 2 GB memory)
Supports dual channel DDRII 667(Note 2)/533(Note 3)/400 DIMMs
Supports 1.8V DDRII DIMMs

REFER TO PAGE 15 for installation configurations.
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Intel E6400 - http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27249 = FSB Speed 1066 MHz
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Crucial: Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 512MB per slot.*
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Therefore, you'll need 4X512MB DDR2 667MHz {max speed} RAM.
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Bottom-line, what a pain in the butt to navigate through the RAM configurations. I would look at getting (2) sets of Crucial CT2KIT6464AA667 DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 64Meg x 64 http://www.crucial.com/search/searchresults.aspx?keywor...
January 2, 2011 3:48:07 PM

so i have a memory problem .. that means only 667 rams will work ... for max 2 gig ?
a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 3:55:06 PM

Yep! :(  667 is the fastest, and yep 4X512MB is the limit...
January 2, 2011 3:57:04 PM

can i use 2* 1024 ... ? so i can use the dual-channel ability?
January 2, 2011 4:12:22 PM

jaquith .. i tried operating the pc with only 1024 mb ram 667 .... and guess what .. the problem still exist ....... even i tried playing UK truck simulator the game's frames crashes .... so what iam facing ?
a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 4:48:40 PM

Per the info I looked-up NO, they need to be 512MB per slot "...maximum of 512MB per slot.*"
January 2, 2011 4:50:45 PM

i used to operate the pc b4 with 2X1024 mb ram ... after while one ram didn't work and i continued with only 1024 ... and the pc works perfectly .. but now i dion't know what happened ...
a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 5:03:05 PM

Since you BIOS/chipset supports 512MB then I'd be a fool to guess, perhaps the irregularity damages the RAM but it's a guess. I tend not to second guess the Manual or specs. Each channel can support 1GB, so the BIOS must have mapped it somehow...
January 2, 2011 5:52:19 PM

i can't find a logical solution for that problem .. the pc is very well and processor is 01% in idle state and the rams works perfectly ... any game i try to open make crashes and be very slow ... did the previous card that didn't work make damage to the pci-slot ?
a c 715 V Motherboard
January 2, 2011 6:23:30 PM

I would assume soon as the RAM >512MB gets accessed, which the BIOS cannot cope with, yes a crash is what I would expect.
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