PC Chips M848ALU with 1GB RAM & Halo headache !?

  Tinkey Winkey 14:46 09 Apr 2005
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I cannot get Halo to play with 1GB of Elixir RAM ( 2x 512MB DDR400 )The opening screens play but the menu screen goes all white/blank ? I can hear the music but have to CNTRL ALT DEL to get out.
It plays fine with just the 1 stick of the 512mb!!
I have tested both sticks seperately, both play Halo on there own ok !I have also tried putting the 2 ram sticks into all the different combinations of the 3 dimm slots but Halo still won't play with 1GB ram together?
Tried swapping the ram brand to 1gb of Crucial but that didn't work either ?
I know Halo works with 1gb ram on another pc and I have run DXDIAG to check my VGA card is ok.

All other applications seem to function ok with 1gb, except for Halo?
This is a bizzare problem which just doesn't make any sense to me !
Are there any known issues with this mobo and ram ?
Anyone had a similar problem ?

  Tinkey Winkey 14:53 09 Apr 2005

Spec is:
Athlon XP 3200
2x 512mb ddr 400 Elixir ram
Radeon 9550 256mb

(Have to go now, but will be back late afternoon.)

  Tinkey Winkey 11:45 10 Apr 2005

^

  niknax 12:03 10 Apr 2005

hi
i have the same board and was told that particular board would not work with ddr 400 (even though it says so) so i bought 1gb of 333 and it works really well,it might be worth looking into

nik

  Tinkey Winkey 16:51 15 Apr 2005

Having gutted my pc and rebuit it from scratch , I realise that the only reason Halo wouldn't play with 1GB RAM is because the 'Graphic win size'in the Bios was set to 256MB (as I have a 256MB card).Lowering this to 128MB in the Bios which is the default having cleared the CMOS has solved the problem !

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