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Windows 7: Gigabyte Motherboard GA-8TRC410M-NF (Memory upgrade)

12 Jun 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It "may" be possible if BIOS has option to change RAM multiplier.


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13 Jun 2015   #12
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
It "may" be possible if BIOS has option to change RAM multiplier.
I tried installing the new RAM and it makes intermittent beeping noise with no display on monitor.. I do have Microsoft's Full Disk Encryption if that makes a difference to hardware changes if I change ram multiplier is that clocking?

@ignatzatsonic - Motherboard has two bays and is the original that shipped with Packard Bell Imedia, my bad for not listening to you.. and to make things worse the laptop charger I purchased doesn't work either
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13 Jun 2015   #13
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, you can count the beeps and see what that means Computer POST and beep codes.

What I told is downclocking, but 1) your motherboard has to support it 2) you need to be able to go into BIOS

Install your old RAM in and go into BIOS, see what options, if any, are there for RAM. Take photos if necessary and post here.
Please understand that what Ignatz said is true and I only thought there was a slight chance of making them work.

Can you return them and get the properly clocked RAMs? That would be the best solution.
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13 Jun 2015   #14
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

@GokAy - I have a Phoenix Bios (very basic with no ram/memory options etc.) I think the beep matches the two-tone siren Low CPU Fan speed, Voltage Level issue? I tried re-seating the RAM prior to switching back to old ram

Is there an easy method to determine the maximum mhz ram my motherboard supports? I can't find a digital manual I know Ignatz states Crucial system scanner returns results for 5300 but little to no emphasis on ram speed compatibility in buying guides some state it should run but just at lower capped speed?

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13 Jun 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swiftkidd View Post

Is there an easy method to determine the maximum mhz ram my motherboard supports? I can't find a digital manual I know Ignatz states Crucial system scanner returns results for 5300 but little to no emphasis on ram speed compatibility in buying guides some state it should run but just at lower capped speed?
You say "Motherboard has two bays". I'm not sure what that means. The Belarc Advisor clearly states you have 4 RAM slots, 2 of which are now unoccupied.

The best information we have is that the maximum mhz RAM supported is 5300, per the link I posted. Crucial also says 5300 is supported.

If you bought RAM slower than 5300, it would likely run, but at the lower speed. But you didn't. The RAM you bought is higher speed.

It's typical that your motherboard BIOS provides very little control and has very few settings. OEM manufacturers normally do that.

Amazon in the US has good return privileges. I'd return the new RAM and buy two 1 GB sticks of the right stuff and go with 3 total. That would likely work. I wouldn't bother with 4 total on a 32 bit system, particularly because you are trying to save money and will be replacing this machine in a couple of years.
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13 Jun 2015   #16
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

@ignatzatsonic - definitely only supports 2 RAM slots, I've physically checked and here is a picture I found online.. I will send it back to Amazon guilt free as they probably have ridiculous markups on these little circuit chips and just recieved confirmation my laptop charger is faulty (volt tested in computer shop) Do you think I should repurchase from official Crucial if I'm returning one set back as faulty and re-ordering an alternative spec?

I can order this and have it arrive tomorrow
Crucial 4GB Kit (2GBx2) PC2-5300 DDR2 Desktop Memory Upgrade 240-pin Dimm

Also I found motherboard specs: (It says nothing about 667/533 MHz being the max supported or is it common to only support to different speeds?)
Memory
2 * 240-pin DDR2 DIMM slots Supports DDR2 667/533 MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory (Max 2GB)
ga-8trc410mnf-rh mainboard specs


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13 Jun 2015   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The model number shown in the picture is GA-8TRC410MNF-RH.

Can you confirm that is EXACTLY, I say EXACTLY what it says on your board?

I can't locate that model number at Gigabyte.com or Packardbell.com.

Gigabyte Technology GA-8TRC410MNF-RH Motherboard (DDR2-533MHz) Specification - GA-8TRC410MNF-RH Motherboard (DDR2-533MHz) Computer Specs

Above is a link to that exact model, which says:

This GigabyteTechnology Computer can take up to 4GB ram, with a fixed amount of 256MB (Removable) installed PC2-6400/5300 DDR2 SDRAM 240pin DIMM.

Memory Upgrade Gigabyte Technology GA-8TRC410MNF-RH Motherboard (DDR2-533MHz) Computer Upgrade Gigabyte Technology Memory RAM

Above is another link about that exact model, which says:

PC2-6400/5300 DDR2 SDRAM 240pin DIMM, with maximum 2GB per slot in 2 Sockets memory slots.

Crucial has RAM for a Packard Bell PC with an almost but not quite identical model number:

GA-8TRC410M-NF

Here:

Computer memory and SSD upgrades for Crucial Scanner Results Crucial Scanner Models Packard Bell (GA-8TRC410M-NF) motherboard from Crucial

The RAM you say you can get tomorrow is CT2CP25664AA667 according to the Amazon details, which could be wrong or a typographical error. I can’t find that part number at Crucial.

What led you to select that RAM as a possible choice?

The only 4 GB RAM kit shown on the Crucial list for the near identical board is

4GB kit (2GBx2) DDR2 PC2-5300 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.8V 256Meg x 64 upgrades for Packard Bell (GA-8TRC410M-NF) motherboard Scheda Madre, CT2822564 from Crucial.com

which crucial says is CT2822564.

See if you can find that part number at your sources, Amazon or otherwise.

I’m not sure I can help you further.
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13 Jun 2015   #18
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

I can confirm it's printed exactly the same in the same location on the motherboard with RH at end, I've ordered the 5300Mhz as suggested from you and the specification guide that states it supports DDR2 667/533 MHz from Crucial Amazon UK and requested return of 6400 (I only had hour left to ensure it arrived tomorrow and it's only compatible ram from Crucial I could find on Amazon
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