Jump to content
saygoodie

1GB DDR2 RAM only reads as 512MB

Recommended Posts

I recently bought 2GB (1GB x2) DDR2 PC2 4200 RAM from crucial.com (therefore I believe it's supposed to be compatible with my motherboard) I put one stick of RAM in and it read as 512MB. I put two in and it read as 1GB. Crucial told me to update the BIOS so I did, but with no change. :[  Help?

Mobo: ECS P4M800PRO-M (2.0)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First did you get DDR, or DDR2 ram? that board supports both?

It could be a few things. The ram could be bad, it could also be labeled wrong. Does it say 1GB on the label of the ram? And have you called them back after you updated the bios? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or the more obvious answer could be that they sent you a 1GB kit improperly labeled as a 2GB kit.

It has happened, but w/ Crucial , man, that would crush my high expectations of them. 

Have you done crucials "detector "  what doe that say is in there ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has happened, but w/ Crucial , man, that would crush my high expectations of them.

I know what you mean, but when he installed one stick he said it only showed 512MB instead of 1GB. I'd really be disappointed with Crucial if they did not accept that as a possibility and allow him to swap it for another kit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I only have a 512MB DDR stick right now, I'm waiting for crucial to send a replacement. BTW is there any way to change the letters in my username from "saygoodie" to "SayGoodie" thanks

Done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys..

I read your topic and I've the same problem.

I'm sure that my Kingston module 1Gb is, but my PC still read 512mb. I didn't reinstalled my BIOS because it is dangerous...at least I read that.

My module is a KVR533D2N4K2/1Gb and I've a Fujitsu-Siemens PC, motherboard P5SD2-FM. I couldn 't find the BIOS in their website.

I'll appreciate your help. Thanks.

:cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys..

I read your topic and I've the same problem.

I'm sure that my Kingston module 1Gb is, but my PC still read 512mb. I didn't reinstalled my BIOS because it is dangerous...at least I read that.

My module is a KVR533D2N4K2/1Gb and I've a Fujitsu-Siemens PC, motherboard P5SD2-FM. I couldn 't find the BIOS in their website.

I'll appreciate your help. Thanks.

:cry:

While it is possible to brick the mobo from updating it, its unlikely if done correctly. Especially if flashing from a USB drive which is the safest method IMO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...