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I am running win-xp-he os.My motherboard is a GigaByte GA-7VT600-L with the latest upgrade BIOS (Award). The MB supports 3gb DDR PC 2700 memory. I had been running with two 512mb DDR sticks. I added an additional stick of 256mb DDR in the third memory socket. All works well except when I reboot; I get a series of long beeps. I can hit my reset button and the PC boots to windows normally. When I restart the PC after complete shutdown, everything works normally. What is my problem?

Thanks,
Ray Savage

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As you add RAM, two things happen. The memory system slows a little and the power supply needs are higher. Unless you have a power supply of at least 100 watts more than you think you need, the issue is typical. If the power is sufficient, and it fails the initial POST, then you call the motherboard supplier and have them swap it out.

Bob

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Bob:

Thanks for your reply and suggestions. My power supply is 400 watts which should be sufficient. I have had some other minor intermittent issues that made me suspect the a power supply problem. Since they're not all that expensive and fairly simple to replace, I think I may try that first.

Best regards,
Ray

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"Mismatch"

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Ray:

I am running an A7N8X mother board with two 512m sticks of DDR 2700 as a test machine. One of the sticks has 8chips and one of the sticks has 16 chips, so you see the memory is mismatched. Every so often the little voice on the "voice active reporting system" informs me that the board failed the memory test. The board continues to boot through and I find that I have 1g of memory available. It appears that these newer boards are quite sensitive to the type and match of memory that you have on board. for instance, I try and boot with PC 3100 memory, which the board is capable of using, but I get hangs and failure to boot. The memory is a generic type, so I attribute this to not using recommended memory that the board manufacturer recommends. I can drop back to 2100 memory and not a peep of failure.

In my opinion, I think that these boards are not quite ready for prime time, and only run under laboratory conditions.

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