Hi, I have recently built a new computer and I got a few problems: -first of all xp would not install i kept getting errors so i changed the memory to slot 2 and got less errors and then on slot 3 no errors. -second of all i can't boot after installing when i put my ram on the first slot -thirdly i get once and a while problem's concerning memory.
anyone got an idea, here is my config: -asus k8v deluxe -athlon 64 3400+ -corsair 512mb value select -geforce 6800 gt 256mb -seagate barracuda 200gb hd
i ran memtest and got errors on slot 1 but not on slot 2 and 3 Plz help me thx ben
What's your question? According to you it works without errors in the third slot so use it in the third slot. On a A8V (939 instead of your 754) they require a single stick to be in the third slot so it doesn't surprise me.
Your manual says one dimm can be used up to DDR 400, single or double sided, in any of the slots but in your case that particular stick only likes to be in the third slot... which I have seen before, I've also had sticks that depending on the system varied which wanted to be in slot1 vs slot 2 when installed as pairs. So you have three (more if you count the permutations of the extreme measures) choices: use it there in slot 3, return it for a replacement (which still might like to be only in the 3rd slot), or spend hours trying to change voltages and timings to get it to work in the slot you like. Or possibly going overboard (at least probably in this case but not in others) and replace your psu, cpu and/or motherboard.