[CentOS] Memory vs. Display Card
William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Mon Mar 9 13:13:01 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 12:14 +0100, Morten Torstensen wrote:
> On 09.03.2009 11:09, Rick wrote:
> > Well, yeah, of course. But even if I got that wrong, the 4GB alone did not
> > work in the same slots the 2GB sticks were in.
> So, either the memory sticks are bad (one or two of them), or the memory
> have bad timing in some way making them not compatible with the mobo.
I have to jump in here. A few months back, I tried replace some memory
sticks with much larger ones. No go. But the specs said they should be
compatible. After puttzing around with all sorts of things, I decided
the only thing left was the voltage settings for the sticks. More memory
has a greater draw. Not wanting to void the warranty, I didn't dink with
it on my own. I carried the unit to my local dealer and said you do it
if you think it is safe.
Bumped the voltage a couple tenths and all worked. The reason is
obvious. Why the "auto" setting didn't work, I can't say. Have been
running successfully for many months now.
So, if you've got the leeway, try manually bumping the voltage for the
unit a couple of tenths. Risk is low, but it is there.
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