In the process of designing my new system, I went ahead and took advantage of the Crucial memory specials advertised here before I bought the other components. As I was talking with tech support at Giga-Byte to verify that this board would run with 3 sticks of 256MB unregistered RAM, I found out that it will in most cases, except for Crucial DDR RAM. It causes system freezes or your system may not boot.
Of course I panicked, however, I did find out that the latest revision 9 ("C") fixes this problem. Whew!!
Anyway, this is an FYI to check and recheck compatibility. Has anyone run into this problem with other boards or other brands of memory?
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I am using 3 256 MB sticks of the Crucial PC2100 registered DDR RAM in my Tyan K7 with dual 1.2GHz Athlons. This is the memory that was recommended for this board at Crucial's website. In the week that I've had the system running I haven't had a problem at all. The system is very fast, very smooth and quite stable - no freezes or lockups. I am running under W2K Pro(sp2).
I am running into two unique problems I'd appreciate any help with. I upgraded to a GA-7IXE4 motherboard. I have put a 256 SDRAM memory chip from Crucial in it. I am experienceing numrous system errors apparrently for no reason at all at what seem to be random times. certain program that run fine one minute will lockup.
Also, I put in an older STB TV card. It was working fine unitl I switched to a new slot. It quit. I moved it back, still nothing. The system sees the card and says all is fine but for some reason the software that came with the card fails to see it. Any suggestions on wither of these problems. I am at wits end on this.
Have the problems only started since you stalled the Crucial memory? If that's the case, then (a) the Crucial memory is bad, or (b) while installing the memory, you disrupted something else... bumped a cable, etc.. First thing Id do is check your CPU temperature. If it's fine, then make sure everything in your case is connected/seated correctly. Failing that, take out the Crucial memory (if you still have other memory), and see if the problems go away.
As to the TV card, well, good luck. TV cards are notorious for problems with just about everything. I've had similar problems with many of them. Never found a clear solution, other than to keep messing with it until something works.
>>Re: Crucial DDR RAM and Giga-Byte GA-7DXR Boards
I've got an Abit KG-7 with some Crucial DDR ECC Registered RAM and was having problems, but that RAM is specced at 2.5v and by default the motherboard was running it at 2.65v, I've lowered it and it seems fine now.