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Dusty Avatar
9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
When I say problem more of a thinker? :thinking:

When my Dell Optiplex 320 arrived it had 512 installed so to give it a little more grunt I bought a gig from Crucial, installed it and all was well til I checked and for some reason its only using the gig where the other 512 has gone I don't know? Had a ganda in the bios and its there but not being used?

Any idea's? :cry:
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Not kept up with PC's for a while now, but dont you have to have them in pairs anymore?
#2
ChrisUK
Not kept up with PC's for a while now, but dont you have to have them in pairs anymore?



Oh **** it! :x

Just goes to show how far behind the times I am. Its typical that PC company's ruin what was a good idea being able to mix memory modules.... ********s! :x
#3
i'm sure its ok to have a 128 and a 256 or a 256 and a 512 etc etc

did u scan with crucial?
is it fitted correctly?
#4
Swap the two memory modules around and let us know what happens, if you only see the 512 then it's a pairing problem and it's using the one in the 1st bank it scans. Otherwise let us know what it does and someone will figure it out :)
#5
Thanks chaps..

This is the situation..... the system came with 512MB, bought 1GIG from Crucial using the system scanner and everything was dandy. Installed the GIG on its own and it works fine, installed the 512 on its own and that works fine, install both of them in either slot and its only the gig that works. Checked the BIOS and it shows 1GIG/512 installed but only using the GIG.... :thinking: :whistling:

Contacted Dell :w00t: their answer is something like Eh, huh... me no understand :giggle:

God dam computers!!!!
#6
Motherboard probably only supports up to 1Gb then, that's the only thing that I can think of...
#7
megalomaniac
Motherboard probably only supports up to 1Gb then, that's the only thing that I can think of...



Ill put a spanner in the works http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=OptiPlex+320 according to Crucial? :thinking:

BIOS memory Info:-

Installed (1.0GB) Mem speed (533Mhz) Mem channel mode (Single) Mem technology (DDR2 Single)

DIMM 1 512MB DIMM 3 1.0GB
EEC NO EEC NO
RANK 1 RANK 1
TYPE Unbuffered """"
Organization x8 """"
#8
Download CPU-Z, run it in Windows and post what it says about your memory and motherboard.
#9
Don`t think you can run two different sizes.You can run 2x128, or 2x512,or 2x1gb but no other combination will work due to the architecture of the ram unit
#10
make sure that the 1gig is situated in slot 1, normally the one closest to the cpu, make sure that the memory is running @ the same speed as each other and also that they have similar latency settings
#11
DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR2
Manufacturer (ID) Hyundai Electronics (AD00000000000000)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-4300 (266 MHz)
Part number HYMP564U64CP8-C4
Serial number 00003133
Manufacturing date Week 51/Year 06

Attributes
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
EPP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 200 266 266
CAS# 3.0 4.0 5.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 3 4 4
RAS# Precharge 3 4 4
TRAS 9 12 12
TRC 12 16 16


DIMM #2

General
Memory type DDR2
Manufacturer (ID) Micron Technology (2C00000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-4300 (266 MHz)
Part number 8HTF12864AY-53EE1
Serial number D5168528
Manufacturing date Week 17/Year 07

Attributes
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
EPP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 200 266
CAS# 3.0 4.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 3 4
RAS# Precharge 3 4
TRAS 9 12
TRC 12 16


Dump Module #1
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
00 80 08 08 0E 0A 60 40 00 05 3D 50 00 82 08 00 00
10 0C 04 38 01 02 00 07 3D 50 50 60 3C 1E 3C 2D 80
20 25 37 10 22 3C 1E 1E 00 00 3C 69 80 1E 28 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 12 B9
40 AD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 48 59 4D 50 35 36 34
50 55 36 34 43 50 38 2D 43 34 20 20 41 42 06 51 00
60 00 31 33 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 58
70 4A 36 43 4E 36 30 32 35 32 30 32 00 00 00 00 00


Dump Module #2
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
00 80 08 08 0E 0A 60 40 00 05 3D 50 00 82 08 00 00
10 0C 08 18 01 02 00 01 50 50 00 00 3C 1E 3C 2D 01
20 25 37 10 22 3C 1E 1E 00 06 3C 7F 80 1E 28 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 12 97
40 2C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 38 48 54 46 31 32 38
50 36 34 41 59 2D 35 33 45 45 31 20 01 00 07 17 D5
60 16 85 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
#12
DMI BIOS
--------
vendor Dell Inc.
version 1.1.7
date 05/14/2007


DMI System Information
----------------------
manufacturer Dell Inc.
product OptiPlex 320
version unknown
serial F16XP2J
UUID 44454C4C-31001036-8058C6C0-4F50324A


DMI Baseboard
-------------
vendor Dell Inc.
model 0MH651
revision unknown
serial ..CN708216CDC0MS.


DMI System Enclosure
--------------------
manufacturer Dell Inc.
chassis type Tower
chassis serial F16XP2J


DMI Processor
-------------
manufacturer Intel
model unknown
clock speed 3066.0MHz
FSB speed 533.0MHz
multiplier 6.0x


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation PARALLEL (internal)
port type Parallel Port PS/2
connector DB-25 female


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation SERIAL1 (internal)
port type Serial Port 16550A
connector DB-9 male


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation USB1 (internal)
port type USB
connector Access Bus (USB)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation USB2 (internal)
port type USB
connector Access Bus (USB)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation USB3 (internal)
port type USB
connector Access Bus (USB)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation USB4 (internal)
port type USB
connector Access Bus (USB)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation USB5 (internal)
port type USB
connector Access Bus (USB)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation USB6 (internal)
port type USB
connector Access Bus (USB)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation ENET (internal)
port type Network Port
connector RJ-45


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation MIC (internal)
port type Audio Port
connector Mini Jack (headphones)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation LINE-OUT (internal)
port type Audio Port
connector Mini Jack (headphones)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation LINE-IN (internal)
port type Audio Port
connector Mini Jack (headphones)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation HP-OUT (internal)
port type Audio Port
connector Mini Jack (headphones)


DMI Port Connector
------------------
designation MONITOR (internal)
port type Video Port
connector DB-15 female


DMI Extension Slot
------------------
designation SLOT1
type A5
populated no


DMI Extension Slot
------------------
designation SLOT2
type PCI
width 32 bits
populated no


DMI Extension Slot
------------------
designation SLOT3
type PCI
width 32 bits
populated no


DMI Physical Memory Array
-------------------------
location Motherboard
usage System Memory
correction Single-bit ECC
max capacity 2048MBytes
max# of devices 2


DMI Memory Device
-----------------
designation DIMM_1
format DIMM
type DDR
total width 64bits
data width 64bits


DMI Memory Device
-----------------
designation DIMM_3
format DIMM
type DDR
total width 64bits
data width 64bits
size 1024MByte
#13
AND to add insult to injury my nice new Cibox is playing up :?
#14
tonyd19565
Don`t think you can run two different sizes.You can run 2x128, or 2x512,or 2x1gb but no other combination will work due to the architecture of the ram unit


Don't know if its specific to the motherboard but I used to run my PC on 384mb fine.
#15
Yeah, not sure what the problem is Iom-RF

Could do the same in my old HP without a problem!!!
#16
Hmm, nothing obvious there - Although it does say you can only have 2GB, unlike what Crucial were saying.

It could be that the motherboard doesn't like the different sizes or manufacturers (some can be fussy like that), the only way to know for sure would be if you have a mate that can lend you another 512Mb or 1Gb to test.
#17
Have you updated the bios?

I doubt it would need doing for RAM, It normally needs doing for bigger harddrives but it could be a problem.
#18
Thanks chaps!

Just got a mail from Dell saying this machine will only use identical memory in both slots and wont with the type of memory setup I have.... In short, chuck the 512 and buy another GIG :? :x
#19
Sell the 512mb?

What speed is it?
#20
Prebuilt pcs have a memory lock in it that only allow 128+128 256+256 and so on. I built my own pc and at the moment i have 256+512.

I'm guessing its a lock in the bios of prebuilts
#21
Iom-RF
Sell the 512mb?

What speed is it?



533Mhz RF

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