J.C. Dentonam I missing something?
SDRAM is short for synchronous dynamic random access memory. DDR2 is the latest and "greatest," and is an outgrowth of the JEDEC DDR (dual data rate) spec. Prior to DDR, the most common type of memory out there was 168-pin SDRAM, now often referred to as SDR--single data rate--RAM.
I didn't know that ddr fit into sdr slots?
deathwarderI didn't know that ddr fit into sdr slots?
They don't. You're confusing form factor with signalling scheme.
NoOdLeYeah, if your ram is bad, it won't even start. It looks like you have another issue. My suggestion is to wait 20-30 minutes and see if it comes up, if not, try it again in safe mode.
thats not tru, cuz i got 1.5 gigs in 2 sticks and i had to lower my 1gig stick down to 166 mhz to get it to work i would play a game and my comp would lock up anything else it would run fine
you mean lower your ram in total to 166mhz, because its not possible to have one stick run at one speed and another run at a different speed, but regarding the main topic, perhaps your ram is bad, but not fully bad,it might have a problem loading programs into ram so maybe thats why its not loading your icons
As the others have said, it could be faulty ram. A good way to check is to run a memory tester at startup. Here's a link to one that I've used before and had good results with. Memtest86
J.C. DentonSounds like conflicting RAM types to me.
Make SDRAM match with SDRAM, DDRRAM with DDRRAM, etc.
If he bought DDR Memory modules, and he had an SD Motherboard. He wouldn't even be able to fit the DDR in.
DDR have more pins than SD, it just wouldn't fit.
Origional Poster, Are you sure it is the ram? Have you taken it out and try booting up again?
Logithats not tru, cuz i got 1.5 gigs in 2 sticks and i had to lower my 1gig stick down to 166 mhz to get it to work i would play a game and my comp would lock up anything else it would run fine
That's not a RAM problem, that was you buying mismatched sticks.
More than likely, you have a cheap 512MB stick old PC2700, which wouldn't run stable at 200MHz.