DDR3 Upgrade problem

  arakis777 14:27 21 Jan 09
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Hi

I recently built my new machine using an ASROCK P43Twins1600 Motherboard with an Intel E6600 Dual core processor and 4 x 1 GB sticks of DDR2 memory. I run Vista ultimate.

I decided to upgrade my memory by replacing DDR2 memory with 2 x 2GB sticks of DDR3 1333Mhz. The BIOS picks up both fine and as my motherboard is meant to support this memory at FSB frequencies of 1333 and 1600 I can understand why I can't seem to get past the login banner. I don't get any error or blue screen of death. Do I need to re-install vista or worse still change my CPU? Please help

regards.....Dave, London

  I am Spartacus 16:37 21 Jan 09

The motherboard supports FSB1600/1333/1066/800MHz CPUs and the E6600 is 1066MHz so that should be a problem.

Do you have to change a setting for DDR3? Also the voltages may need to be set manually although they should probably be lower than DDR2 voltages.

You could try fitting just one stick at a time.

  I am Spartacus 16:38 21 Jan 09

I meant 'that shouldn't' rather than 'that should'

  I am Spartacus 19:18 21 Jan 09

Something else to try is to reset the BIOS.

  arakis777 00:03 29 Jan 09

Thanks for your help Spartacus. It looks like the problem was faulty memory. Now resolved after exchange....

Best regards.

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