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Asus A7V400-MX motherboard memory problem

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Bitty, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Bitty

    Bitty Guest


    Since a few days I have a second-hand motherboard (Asus A7V400-MX) with
    a default memory dimm of 256MB (DDR PC2700 256MB). Because I want to run
    SuSE Linux 10.3 on it to manage my synthesizers, I had to extend the
    memory with a dimm of at least 1 GB. My vendor gave me Kingston
    KVR400X64C3A, which I had installed at once. After booting up, the
    computer signal a long beep, what means that the memory was not
    installed or detected. Is it possible that the memory does not suite the
    main board? The manual of the A7V400-MX mentioned the memory module as
    applyable, so what could be possibly went wrong?

    Kind regards,

    Bitty, Aug 28, 2008
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    Arno Wagner Guest

    Check on the Kingston website. They have extyensive compatibility
    data for their modules. And you did remove the small module, right?

    Arno Wagner, Aug 28, 2008
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  3. Bitty

    Bitty Guest

    Arno Wagner schreef:
    Yes, I did. On the Kingston website they give only 266 and 33 series.
    Can this be the problem? Or is the DIMM a newer version, but also
    compatible with the old series?

    Thanks in advance,

    Bitty, Aug 29, 2008
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    Arno Wagner Guest

    I would expect that if Kingston does not list it, then it has a
    problem. My personal impression is that they are pretty thorough
    in testing compatibility of their modules. I never hat the
    negative experience you now have, but I installed modules
    that Kingston said were compatible (and the mainboard vendor
    did not list) in several different mainboards and never
    had a problem. Best return that module and get one Kingston

    Arno Wagner, Aug 29, 2008
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