Big problems with my Memory :(

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ok so heres the thing

and i know you'll all scream at me etc but hey nvm...

on my mb i have 3x 512mb ddr chips (the board has 3 slots)

MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR

cant remember the make of the memeory as i set this comp up about a year ago...

until recently...my comp was running fine and fast..

3 weeks ago i turned my comp on and it did a memory test which was fine then i noticed that the clock speed was at 200...instead of 333

so i shat myself and took the middle card out...and it ran fine as 333 again... but then i thought to myself, which is better 1536mb running at 200 or 1024 at 333, so i stuck the other chip back in and carried on...

then about a week ago my comp wouldnt even turn on...so i took out the middle chip and it started up fine, but those 2 chips were now running at 200, instead of 333...

does anyone have any ideas? im thinking its the motherboard thats failing rather than the memory, and that id need to get a new one...

but if its the memory then thatll cause problems because i cant afford the mem at the moment, and if i was gonna start spending money like that then id just build myself a new one (dont ask how my brain works...lol)

anyways, all the help you can give will be appreciated :)

Goa

edit-----------
ok so i have seen other posts about memory problems,

but theres 2 problems..
a my floppy drive doesnt work
b my cd/rw really doesnt work...

so any other ideas please???
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well, i know that 1024 of DDR333 ram is much faster than the 1536 of DDR200, but about 1 failing, i really dont know, did you touch the side of your case after fiddling with them, the static could have damaged the chip
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the case is aluminium....current cant pass through it....not enough to damage anything anyway...

but it keeps crashing on me all the *peach* time now.....GRRRRRRRRRRRRRr
(sorry for swearing needed to get that out)

gonna buya new motherboard now n see what happens

if that doesnt work then ill need new memory as well...

i just dont see how all 3 mem chips could fail rather than the motherboard failing

so im going for the cheaper option

thanks anyway...

still would be nice to know other solutions....

cheers...

goa
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GoaFire wrote:
the case is aluminium....current cant pass through it....not enough to damage anything anyway...

but it keeps crashing on me all the *peach* time now.....GRRRRRRRRRRRRRr
(sorry for swearing needed to get that out)

gonna buya new motherboard now n see what happens

if that doesnt work then ill need new memory as well...

i just dont see how all 3 mem chips could fail rather than the motherboard failing

so im going for the cheaper option

thanks anyway...

still would be nice to know other solutions....

cheers...

goa


true, but your hands can carry a current to the chip when you were handling, and where you placed it after taking it outve the computer couldve gain a charge, also, cheap ram can break down easily..

Hopeuflly you didnt buy cheap ram, bargain ram* from no name ppl..
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You can do a little troubleshooting .
first ram sticks get loaded up in there slots,from left to right
or (closes to cpu & processor) first . Don't be having a slot empty
in the middle,that will cause problems. next to each other,from left to right looking at it ...i would install one at a time in no# 1 slot , and check them separately in CPU-Z .



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