After add in 1 gig memory Vista boot up slow and black screen.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Bec664, May 27, 2007.

  1. Bec664

    Bec664 Guest

    I just bought a DELL E521 PC with 1 Gig ram DDR2 5300 , decided to add 1 Gig
    more memory DDR2 4200 where from the old system, after install Vista boot up
    slow and black screen. After removing it no problem. Tested the system only
    run at 1 Gig, do I need to reinstall to recognise the ram.
     
    Bec664, May 27, 2007
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    Neil Harley Guest

    Bec664

    you need to install the same type of RAM.
     
    Neil Harley, May 27, 2007
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  3. Bec664

    Bec664 Guest

    Thanks Neil, but I'm a bit confuse here where if I mixed the memory at the
    first pair with 5300 and 4200 memory it work fine, also the bios recognize
    the memory. I just woder do I need to reinstall. I have tried all combination
    and the system only recognize 1 Gig.
     
    Bec664, May 27, 2007
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  4. You should always try to match memory, some boards do not like working with
    differing memory specs..


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    Mike Hall MVP, May 27, 2007
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  5. Bec664

    mikeyhsd Guest

    vista is more picky about memory.
    you need to match the memory to what you already have.







    Thanks Neil, but I'm a bit confuse here where if I mixed the memory at the
    first pair with 5300 and 4200 memory it work fine, also the bios recognize
    the memory. I just woder do I need to reinstall. I have tried all combination
    and the system only recognize 1 Gig.
     
    mikeyhsd, May 27, 2007
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  6. As each successive Windows operating system is released the stress on the
    RAM is increased - due to the way the RAM is utilized in the new O/S. Vista
    uses the RAM much more aggressively that Windows XP did. Windows XP was a
    lot more aggressive with the RAM than Windows 98 etc.

    What worked with a prior operating system may not necessarily work with
    Vista. You need matched RAM. By matched, I do not mean one stick of PC4200
    RAM from Kingston and one stick of PC4200 RAM from Crucial. Get two sticks
    of RAM from the same manufacturer, preferably - during the same purchase.
    This way you can "almost" be assured that they are from the same batch, from
    the same lot - and manufactured on the same day.

    Also, buy your *PREMIUM* RAM from a manufacturer such as Corsair or Crucial.
    If you use their memory configurator to select the RAM you will be
    guaranteed that the RAM has been tested to work in your computer with your
    specific motherboard. The above two companies have lifetime warranties. If
    you have any problems just place a call. I have received a replacement
    before I ever sent the old RAM back. Their service is superb.

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    Richard Urban
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    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 27, 2007
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