2 gigs worth of memory frustration

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by thedraphter, Apr 22, 2007.

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    thedraphter Guest

    I built a computer, and it is running along fine. I started out with 2 gigs
    of ram, knowing that i would buy 2 more later when I could afford it. I
    bought the second 2 gigs, and installed them.

    Before:
    I had 2 gig, and it showed 2 gig.....no problem

    Now:
    (with memory remap feature OFF) Bios shows 4 gig, but windows jumps sputters
    and reboots itself quite often.

    or

    (with memory remap feature ON) Bios shows 4 gig, windows shows 2.0 gig.

    I'm not a moron, I'm ignorant (big difference). I've searched dozens of
    dozens of forums etc. the big issue I see is that people are only getting
    2.8 Gig or 3.2 gig showing. I see that as a 32 bit issue, and I understand.
    I am not getting that much, I'm only getting 2.0 gig. I would love to get up
    to 2.8, I know it won't show all of it, but I want to get some of it.....it
    isn't showing any of the 2nd 2 gigs.

    set up: Asus p5b Deluxe - Intel c2d e6600 - 4 x 1 gig Kingston 667mhz
    memory - EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256 MB - Rosewill 550W power supply - 3 x 250
    GB Western digital Caviar Sata HD (set up Raid 5) - Lian Li PC-7B case with
    extra fan (stays very cool) - 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium - Hauppauge
    WinTV-PVR 500 MCE - Windows Media Center remote control (OEM).
     
    thedraphter, Apr 22, 2007
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    Kerry Brown Guest


    If the computer is rebooting often then something is probably wrong with the
    RAM. Test the RAM.
     
    Kerry Brown, Apr 22, 2007
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    JW Guest

    The following link may help you. At least it points out that when you have
    4GB that real memory addresssing and driver cards are sharing the same
    address space which is probably what is causing the rebooting.
    I suggest that you also make sure you have the latest BIOS for your MOBO.
     
    JW, Apr 22, 2007
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    JW Guest

    JW, Apr 22, 2007
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    nsag Guest

    RAM failures are increasingly common.
    If the RAM is defective, or less likely the Mobo controller, the Microsoft
    memory diagnostic will quickly fail.
    A more straightforward test is to just use your two new ram sticks in place
    of your older RAM. If you see the same problems then the RAM is defective.
    However good luck getting the manufacturer to stand behind the "lifetime"
    warranty.
     
    nsag, Apr 23, 2007
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    motarola2 Guest

    disable the automatic restart to get the BSOD code
    try one memory stick at the time on each slot on the mobo.
    also run memory diagnostic on each of the sticks
    check that you purchased memory of the same frequency as the other
     
    motarola2, Apr 24, 2007
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