I have ABIT motherboard,
3 GHz Hyper Threading (HT) processor,
2x256MB RAM (DDR not DDR2). (motherboard manual says 256MB-1GB is supported)
Dual (something something) memory for full potential memory - paired DIMM slots 1-3 and/or 2-4.
Everything works fine with thse two RAMs.
I've bought 2 x 1GB RAMs.
Together with those two 256MB computer doesn't work (blank screen), one time even had long beeps (one long beep, then pause, then again).
They (motherboard manual) say something about compatibility problem regarding memory.
How does it manifest? Is this that?
They say someting about reseting CMOS. Won't it clear BIOS settings? What then? How would 'it' help?
Of course - I tried with those two new ones (2x1GB) in place of those old ones (DIMM slots 1 and 3) and it works, BUT(!!) - in one program (THE one for which I need those new memories the most! irony...) - that's 3D modeling/animation porgram (Macromedia Extreme 3D) with new RAMs it can't start rendering if the scene is more complex. It says "Out of memory". How come - it works fine with four time less memory - what is its "major malfunction"??
Few programs runned after that, and then later when I tried THE one program it couldn't even start it!! It said "Insufficient memory to start the aplication" - or something like that.
What is the problem here?
It seems like memory doesn't clear and stuff. Obviously memory isn't handled like it should be.
What should I do??