Cant install Windows Vista Home Premium 64 with 4GB memory

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Peter, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I have a big problem.

    I cant install Vista on my computer with 4x1024mb Ram.
    I got bluescreens !

    If i take out one of the memory, and run with 3x1024 all works fine,
    but, if i after the Vista installation is complete, put in the 4'th memory
    again, the Bluescreen is there.

    The memory is Corsair Twinx2048-6400
    Motherboard Asus M32N-SLI Deluxe
    Peter, Jan 28, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Why in the world do you need 4 gigs of RAM?

    Alias, Jan 28, 2007
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    Ray Rogers Guest

    Almost sounds like one of the ram sticks is faulty. Can you swap them
    around, maybe put the one you took out, back in and take one of the other
    ones out.
    Or try memtest.
    Ray Rogers, Jan 28, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    I had the same problem with my Asus M2N SLI Deluxe
    Go into the BIOS and set the memory voltage manually.
    Bob, Jan 28, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    I thought Vista was going to support huge amounts of RAM, many times more
    than even 4GB. Is that not the case?

    And I can think of a lot of reasons for having more than 4 GB of RAM. Video
    editing for one. Don't some digital video camera create about 1 GB of data
    per minute?

    Dale, Jan 28, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    Just checked my bios its under Advance - JumperFree - DDR2 Voltage Control
    set it to 2.10
    Bob, Jan 28, 2007
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    Gerry Guest

    Peter, I don't know if your ASUS MB has this same BIOS setting as my ASUS P5B
    Deluxe WiFi-AP MB: "Memory Remap Feature" - if it does, this feature must be
    enabled for x64 OS to recignize all 4GB of memory (or most of it).

    I have successfully installed Vista Ultimate x64 (RTM Build 6000) on 2
    different computers, each with 4GB of memory.

    Here's my experience:

    Hope this helps.
    Gerry, Jan 28, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    I tryed to do that but dosent find any settings that works.

    The system with 4GB runs fine with Windows XP 32
    Peter, Jan 28, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    Here is why I run 4gig.
    I need to test some processes for work so I run VMWare server software on my
    It allows me to run a SQL server with 2 gig memory. Two more workstations
    512 each and my main machine.
    All at the same time.
    Bob, Jan 28, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest


    Whatever the problem is, I doubt the extra RAM. Maybe you have a bad memory
    stick. Is it feasible to exchange it for another one? Does this go if you
    take out one particular memory stick or any of them?

    Chad Harris, Jan 28, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    I dosent matter witch memory i take out.

    Peter, Jan 28, 2007
  12. Your mobo has a bug in the BIOS. If a BIOS update addressing this is not
    out yet you will have to wait to use the full ram until one is. I have the
    same issue.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 28, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Even if it works fine in XP pro (not64bit)

    Peter, Jan 28, 2007
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    Troy McClure Guest

    what a moronic question

    Troy McClure, Jan 28, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Good reason, point taken.

    Alias, Jan 28, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Nice bed site manners you have. Are you always this charming?

    Alias, Jan 28, 2007
  17. With 6400 ram, XP x86 will not blue screen but you may have occasional
    instability. XP Pro x64 will blue screen on you with 4GB of 6400 ram.
    Vista x64 will blue screen on you with 4GB of 6400 ram.

    The faster the ram you use the more you will have BIOS related problems. It
    is possible that 4GB of slower ram will resolve your issue, but that is
    related to timing issues stemming from the bugs in the BIOS.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 28, 2007
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    Peter Foldes Guest


    This is a Bios related problem. Check your Bios compatibility. The need for RAM is different in XP and in Vista
    Peter Foldes, Jan 28, 2007
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