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Windows 7: No Sound After RAM Upgrade

22 Mar 2010   #11
Dj SharK

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
If you are running x-86...

Grab a copy of Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a TweakUI for Windows 7 & Vista | The Windows Club There's a lot of good tweaks and settings in it. In particular at the bottom of one of the pages is a tweak to enable more than 2gb under x-86 Windows. What it does is remap the I/O space a bit higher in memory so there's no collision with installed ram.
I sure am running x86 OS.

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll try them tonight when i'm available.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
-----If possible, disable Dual Channel memory support in the BIOS.-----
What is Dual Channel Memory Support anyways?
Is that feature a bad thing or will it make any difference ( memory/performance/etc wise )?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Has the OP checked to see if the 2GB & 512MB chip combo are actually showing up as 2.5GB RAM
Yes, i've checked. Been using 2GB and 512MB for a while now since i cannot get sound to work when i replace 512 for a gig memory. Sound works well on a USB Sound Card with 3GB though. I've always thought it has something to do with the on-board sound card i'm using. Not too sure myself.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Also, BIOStar is not known as a high end Motherboard.. the I/O chip programming may just have a problem with the 3GB combination.
Well, i'm not exactly in need of a really good MB as i don't play any games. All i do on my PC is surf the web and watch movies + listening to music. This setup is working pretty good (so far - fingers crossed ).

Nevertheless, thanks. I'll try them tonight and will post an update.




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22 Mar 2010   #12
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dj SharK View Post
What is Dual Channel Memory Support anyways?
Is that feature a bad thing or will it make any difference ( memory/performance/etc wise )?
It won't make any difference to you as you need matching chips, two 1GB or two 2GB. Basically... dual channel support doubles the original memory bandwidth.
Some BIOS formats allow it to be enabled/disabled.


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22 Mar 2010   #13
Dj SharK

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
It won't make any difference to you as you need matching chips, two 1GB or two 2GB. Basically... dual channel support doubles the original memory bandwidth.
Some BIOS formats allow it to be enabled/disabled.


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I just checked in BIOS for "Dual Channel Memory Support" and can't find anything
that's even close. I guess that option is out.

I'll be able to try all the other suggestion when the little one is asleep tonight.
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22 Mar 2010   #14
Dj SharK

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Grab a copy of Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a TweakUI for Windows 7 & Vista | The Windows Club There's a lot of good tweaks and settings in it. In particular at the bottom of one of the pages is a tweak to enable more than 2gb under x-86 Windows. What it does is remap the I/O space a bit higher in memory so there's no collision with installed ram.
Don't think i'm seeing that option. There's one that says "Enable Support For 4GB Of RAM on 32-bit Windows OS".

But i'm not using 4GB or more than that.
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22 Mar 2010   #15
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dj SharK View Post
I just checked in BIOS for "Dual Channel Memory Support" and can't find anything
that's even close. I guess that option is out.
I've already mentioned that earlier. BioStar boards only run in dual channel. Crazy, I know, but that's the way they are.
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