[Problem] m2n68-am will not work with 4 gb

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  1. tgord19

    tgord19 MDL Novice

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    #1 tgord19, Feb 10, 2011
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    [Problem] m2n68-am will not work with 4 gb.
    it was work for a year

    Graphics Cards will not work in it Gigabyte NIVDIA GeForce 8500 gt

    RAM....
    Elixer memory
    2X Part number M2Y2G64TU8HD5B
    my ram & half of memory will work (2GB of 4gb}

    i am using the rams & Graphics Cards on the computer i am using
     
  2. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    #2 JaguarXJ12, Feb 11, 2011
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    There is a maximum of 8 Gigs DDR2 1066/800/667 memory limit on the ASUS m2n68-am board so that's not the problem.

    AMD AM2+ CPUs cannot handle 1066MHZ memory or higher in dual channel mode, in order to get this speed you will either have to take out the second dimm or accept that both dimms will run at 800MHZ. This could be your problem.

    This board seems to support Phenom II processors but this means that models like the AMD Phenom II X4 965 (Thermal Design Power 125w or higher) are not supported, only 95w.
    What processor do you have?

    Have you checked each stick of ram individually to see if if there is any problem with one of them?
    Or tried different slots to see if one is bad?

    What's your PSU at, 350W, 400W, 450W, 500W or higher?
    Not enough juice perhaps?

    The Gigabyte 8500 GT should work with this board.

    Sounds to me it could be a bad board, but I'm only guessing.
     
  3. tgord19

    tgord19 MDL Novice

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    #3 tgord19, Feb 11, 2011
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    AMD AM2+ CPUs cannot handle 1066MHZ memory or higher in dual channel mode, in order to get this speed you will either have to take out the second dimm or accept that both dimms will run at 800MHZ. This could be your problem.
    the ran is 800MHZ

    This board seems to support Phenom II processors but this means that models like the AMD Phenom II X4 965 (Thermal Design Power 125w or higher) are not supported, only 95w.
    What processor do you have?
    5200 2.7 GHz 65nm SOI 1MB socket AM2 65W

    Have you checked each stick of ram individually to see if if there is any problem with one of them?
    Or tried different slots to see if one is bad?
    i run 1 stick at a time 4 1 week ea

    PSU at, 500W


    The Gigabyte 8500 GT should work with this board.
     
  4. tgord19

    tgord19 MDL Novice

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    i update my bios from 504 to 603
    Graphics Cards work now only with 2x 512 552MHZ 1 gb 667MHZ work
    2gb or 4gb 800MHZ will not work with GB or on board
     
  5. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    Well getting the GPU to work is a start I guess.
    The memory problem still baffels me, I have to meditate on that one.
     
  6. tgord19

    tgord19 MDL Novice

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    i got it going 10 hrs ago

    now all ram in the board will not work


    thx for your help m8
     
  7. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    WHAT....*chokes coffee in throat*
    Are you serious, not a singe ram stick will work on any slot now?

    That's true horror right there, either the ram sticks have gone bad or the MB, or both.
    Do you still have warranty on these things? That's the best you can do right now, better not to make it worse fidle with them further.

    If you have warranty then just RMA it and get it replaced.
    You can't fix broken hardware which seems to be the case now.
     
  8. tgord19

    tgord19 MDL Novice

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    #8 tgord19, Feb 13, 2011
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    it only $50 to get a new mb
     
  9. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    There you have it! :D
     
  10. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Those M2N boards were a disaster, I had M2NPV-VM a while back and it has same memory issues.