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Asus P5G41T-M LX3 cant run 4gb of ram the pc doesnt boot at all

if i install a 4 gb ram alone the pc doesnt boot n if i install 2gb+4gb ram the pc boots but it cannot recognise 6gb ram. running Speccy it shows 6gb virtual memory and physical memory is 2gb
my OS is Windows7 64bit
Processor is Intel Core2duo e4500
Plz someone help Need to run my pc on 6gb. Both rams are having 1333Mhz
one stick is of transcend n one is of strotium
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  1. Hello,

    What RAM amount is listed in BIOS? Because, if you let Virtual Memory on Auto, a 6GB virtual memory corresponds to 4GB RAM installed, as in 2x2GB DIMM, and that means the 2GB DIMM is single sided and the 4GB DIMM is double sided. Please list the exact markings from the both DIMMs labels (maker/model).

    For best compatibility you must use the memory brands/models listed in the Memory Compatibility List from the ASUS website:

    http://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/P5G41TM_LX3/HelpDesk_QVL/

    No Strontium memory is listed there and only a handful of 4GB DIMMs compatible (Kingston, Micron). If the 4GB is Strontium, try to return it and change it with Transcend, or do a full refund and buy a 2x4 GB Kingston kit. The best way is to go to the nearest PC repair shop and test some 4GB DIMMs.
  2. The ram amount in BIOS is 2 GB even when i have inserted both the sticks. when i boot with my only 4gb stick the pc doesnt boot.
    Pc works fine with my 2Gb ram , i have been using it for few years
    I have 2 GB strotium RAM and 4 GB of transcend RAM.
  3. Cristi72 said:
    Hello,

    What RAM amount is listed in BIOS? Because, if you let Virtual Memory on Auto, a 6GB virtual memory corresponds to 4GB RAM installed, as in 2x2GB DIMM, and that means the 2GB DIMM is single sided and the 4GB DIMM is double sided. Please list the exact markings from the both DIMMs labels (maker/model).

    For best compatibility you must use the memory brands/models listed in the Memory Compatibility List from the ASUS website:

    http://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/P5G41TM_LX3/HelpDesk_QVL/

    No Strontium memory is listed there and only a handful of 4GB DIMMs compatible (Kingston, Micron). If the 4GB is Strontium, try to return it and change it with Transcend, or do a full refund and buy a 2x4 GB Kingston kit. The best way is to go to the nearest PC repair shop and test some 4GB DIMMs.


    Hey,
    The ram amount in BIOS is 2 GB even when i have inserted both the sticks. when i boot with my only 4gb stick the pc doesnt boot.
    Pc works fine with my 2Gb ram , i have been using it for few years
    I have 2 GB strotium RAM and 4 GB of transcend RAM.
  4. Mitanshu Katrodia said:
    The ram amount in BIOS is 2 GB even when i have inserted both the sticks. when i boot with my only 4gb stick the pc doesnt boot.
    Pc works fine with my 2Gb ram , i have been using it for few years
    I have 2 GB strotium RAM and 4 GB of transcend RAM.


    When you try to boot only with the 4GB one, the DIMM is inserted in the first memory slot? If so, that means it's incompatible with your motherboard. The 4 GB DIMM is new? If so, try to change to a Kingston DIMM (but I recommend you to go to a PC repair shop and test several DIMMs).
  5. Cristi72 said:
    Mitanshu Katrodia said:
    The ram amount in BIOS is 2 GB even when i have inserted both the sticks. when i boot with my only 4gb stick the pc doesnt boot.
    Pc works fine with my 2Gb ram , i have been using it for few years
    I have 2 GB strotium RAM and 4 GB of transcend RAM.


    When you try to boot only with the 4GB one, the DIMM is inserted in the first memory slot? If so, that means it's incompatible with your motherboard. The 4 GB DIMM is new? If so, try to change to a Kingston DIMM (but I recommend you to go to a PC repair shop and test several DIMMs).


    Yes the 4gb ram is new . So you mean to say that it wont work in my motherboard right?
  6. Mitanshu Katrodia said:

    Yes the 4gb ram is new . So you mean to say that it wont work in my motherboard right?



    As I was saying, if you tried to boot only with the 4 GB DIMM inserted in the first DIMM slot (the one closest to the CPU socket) and the PC is not starting, that means the memory is incompatible (or, less likely, DOA). Try to run the RAM at 1066MHz frequency.

    Please list the exact specifications for both DIMMs (take some pictures for each DIMM label and post them here); in the manual, page 1-13, they say that DIMMs must be unbuffered and non-ECC.
  7. Cristi72 said:
    Mitanshu Katrodia said:

    Yes the 4gb ram is new . So you mean to say that it wont work in my motherboard right?



    As I was saying, if you tried to boot only with the 4 GB DIMM inserted in the first DIMM slot (the one closest to the CPU socket) and the PC is not starting, that means the memory is incompatible (or, less likely, DOA). Try to run the RAM at 1066MHz frequency.

    Please list the exact specifications for both DIMMs (take some pictures for each DIMM label and post them here); in the manual, page 1-13, they say that DIMMs must be unbuffered and non-ECC.


    "Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G)" This is The name of my new RAM
    My Older Ram Specs
    Type: DDR3
    Size :2048 MBytes
    Manufacturer: Strontium
    Max Bandwidth: PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number: SRT2G86U2-H9H
    Serial Number: DFDE0100
  8. Best answer
    Mitanshu Katrodia said:

    "Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G)" This is The name of my new RAM
    My Older Ram Specs
    Type: DDR3
    Size :2048 MBytes
    Manufacturer: Strontium
    Max Bandwidth: PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number: SRT2G86U2-H9H
    Serial Number: DFDE0100


    I think I found something: your new RAM is single side (SS), while in the official memory list there are only double side (DS) 4GB compatible DIMMs. Usually the SS DIMMs has memory chips only on one side, while the DS DIMMs has memory chips on both sides of the DIMM :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313122 (DS)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239310 (SS, most likely not compatible)

    EDIT: it seems I was not right, because I found out that your Transcend is apparently a DS DIMM... In the pictures it has 16 chips, so 16x256MB = 4GB, but it the motherboard's manual (page 1=13) it says it cannot support DIMMs with 256 MB chips or less, so for 4 GB you must have a DIMM with only 8 memory chips on it (8 x 512 MB). The best solution is to test several different DIMMs from different manufacturers, so a visit to a PC repair shop.
  9. Cristi72 said:
    Mitanshu Katrodia said:

    "Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G)" This is The name of my new RAM
    My Older Ram Specs
    Type: DDR3
    Size :2048 MBytes
    Manufacturer: Strontium
    Max Bandwidth: PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part Number: SRT2G86U2-H9H
    Serial Number: DFDE0100


    I think I found something: your new RAM is single side (SS), while in the official memory list there are only double side (DS) 4GB compatible DIMMs. Usually the SS DIMMs has memory chips only on one side, while the DS DIMMs has memory chips on both sides of the DIMM :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313122 (DS)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239310 (SS, most likely not compatible)

    EDIT: it seems I was not right, because I found out that your Transcend is apparently a DS DIMM... In the pictures it has 16 chips, so 16x256MB = 4GB, but it the motherboard's manual (page 1=13) it says it cannot support DIMMs with 256 MB chips or less, so for 4 GB you must have a DIMM with only 8 memory chips on it (8 x 512 MB). The best solution is to test several different DIMMs from different manufacturers, so a visit to a PC repair shop.


    Okay Cristi Thanks for the Help. Much appreciated help :D
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