memory /motherboard probs

  handy4x 19:21 25 Mar 07
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tis is a system built 2 years ago and has been runing fine
mb gigabyte ga k8ns
maxtor hard drive
512 of crucial ram
dvd writer [sony]
nvidia 5700 agp graphics

the other day it would not boot no post no beeps
just all the fans going
so checked allleeds etc and it booted ok
two days later same thing no boot tried everything
swaped ram and it boots
but only using 256 single stick
tried the crucial in other pc and its fine
when i try and put another stic of 256 in wont boot take out one stick wont boot take out all ramand install one stick away it goes help!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:16 25 Mar 07

check memory settings in BIOS?

  handy4x 21:17 25 Mar 07

can do but what am i looking for?
the crucial is pc 3200
and the other 256 sticks are pc 2700

  keef66 11:29 26 Mar 07

Download Memtest86, create a bootable floppy, and test each memory module in turn. No need to run it for hours, just let it complete each test once (it will run until you tell it to stop)

If this shows all the ram to be ok, then you can start poking about in the bios

  handy4x 21:10 26 Mar 07

the 256modules have been working in a similar pc no problems and the crucial is also working ok in that pc which is being used as tem replacement
i tend to think the motherboard is the prob
thanks all
handy4x

  handy4x 21:10 26 Mar 07

the 256modules have been working in a similar pc no problems and the crucial is also working ok in that pc which is being used as tem replacement
i tend to think the motherboard is the prob
thanks all
handy4x

  handy4x 16:16 31 Mar 07

after a lot of experimenting with diferent memory
and verious results and noteing that you could put memory into any slot on this board i have now got it working perfectly but if i use slot 1 it plays up so i think that their is a intermitant fault on the first slot
i will now post as solved
thanks for all help

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