As in topic : I've recently bought this RAM, tried to install it but my motherboard can't see it, BIOS technically. It's plugged in correctly, so I don't know what's going on with it.. Compatibility issues ? Any ideas ?
Thanks in advance.
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Problem as I assumed - "DS/SS mix i.e. 2x512 (SS) + 1x1GB (DS)" this is typically a no-no, so either 3x512MB or if possible 3x1GB. I say possible because the only info I have seen for your MOBO is the 3xDIMM slots, BUT many of those older MOBO's have a limit of 2GB or 2x1GB.
Once ASUS's site is back up I can review the manual.
I too still run an A7V333, but the middle memory slot died a couple years ago. Perhaps you have a dead slot? I currently can run a max of 2GB:
1GB | blank | 1GB
Possibly and sure I've seen bad DIMM slots.
If the following fails then sure it's likely you have a bad DIMM slot.
CPU: | blank | 512MB | blank |
You can 'try' cleaning the DIMM slot: Use Isopropyl alcohol, dampen the RAM stick's contacts, fully insert in the DIMM slot with the moist RAM, remove, wipe-off, re-dampen and repeat then wipe-off and allow 5 minutes to fully dry. Re-install the RAM and cross your fingers.