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I can repair/upgrade other people's computers.....

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Shovelhead, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    BUT APPARENTLY NOT MY OWN....ARGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Upgraded another Gig of ram this weekend.
    Got a good deal at CompUSA for PNY pair for $69.00.
    I was at 1 Gig of DDR2-PC4200. 512s in Dimm 1 and 3.
    Added DDR2-PC5400 into Dimms 2 and 4. I should be golden.
    I'm not really noticing too much of a difference, except the net, and some tasks are slower
    than before. System recognizes 2048 Gigs of ram with no memory beeps at boot.
    At reboot or startup, after seeing the initial black screen with system info...
    computer hangs before I'm supposed to see the Intel bios splash screen.
    I have to reboot a few times to get to that screen...then I know I'm good.
    There are no options in the bios for anything memory related.
    Would I be better off putting the new higher frequency sticks in the
    1 & 3 Dimms?

    Intel D945PSN Mobo (dual channel) with P4 2.93...everything is compatible.

    :help: :signs101: :wine-smi:
     
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  2. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

    yes Cause it's only reading as fast as the number 1 slot. Switch them around. your welcome. I know cause i went throught this myself
     
  3. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Makes sense....

    never ran into this situation before. I work on older
    computers usually.
    :thumb:
     
  4. rcook99

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    Hey Shovelhead have you ever bought from tiger direct and if so how were they to deal with. I am in the process of building a new box and was looking at there sight and the prices seem pretty good.
     
  5. BobbyFosson

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    I never liked Tiger Direct due to alot of refurbished items... I prefer to buy from NewEgg.com or Provantage.com
     
  6. rcook99

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    Bobby thanks for the input I will take a look at them later.

    Rcook
    www.sweathirtlane.com
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  7. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    I pretty much buy exclusively from Tiger.....

    probably because I already have an account set up.
    I've never had an issue.
     
  8. rcook99

    rcook99 Very Active Member

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    Shovelhead, Thanks for your input very much appreciated.
     
  9. gvgraphics

    gvgraphics Very Active Member

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    I have never had good luck with tiger. I use zipzoomfly.com. They offer free second day shipping on most products. Never had an issue with them.
     
  10. njsigns

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    I've been using tiger direct for years - I have custom built machines on there, purchased parts and put them together myself, and purchased refurbished machines. I also have sent many friends and family there to buy machines as well. As a matter of fact I bought an Acer laptop just 2 weeks ago and got a smokin' deal. I like them quite a bit, shipping is usually just 2 days for me UPS ground.

    Gene
     
  11. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    Mwave.com
     
  12. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    shovel as stated the memory will run according to the slowest speed ya got!
    Ie it will run slower but it can't process faster. Backwards compatable .
     
  13. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    problem solved...

    thank you all.
     
  14. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    ...but not really....

    I ended up returning the RAM. My mobo is backwards compatible
    so it shouldnt have been an issue.
    I'll have a speed demon with two sticks of 1G instead of four @ 512G.
     
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