I have an e-machines 350.I have purchased 2 sticks of 256 mb from crucial, to replace my 128mb.As soon as i put in 2* 256, the comp, lasts for a few minutes then crashes. They work fine on there own, and together with the 128mb.There are no 'bios' updates available. Power is 250 volts, is this not enough ?. I am running xp home.
spikeychris, done as you said, quite a few red crosses, am i looking for anything in particular.The red crosses are marked as errors and the sources are;IPNATHLP, DCOM, atapi, cdrom, service control manager, system error, i81x. Is this of any help. many thanks claudehopper.
Seeing as there is a lot of errors from obvious different sources that aren't obvious to this issue you will have to delete the log. Do as above and right click the system file, click clear all events and don't save the log.
Start the machine with just one of the 256 mods in the machine and make a note of the error in the red crosses. Turn off and shove the other in, run it until it dies then read the error messages again. The added message should give an idea as to whats going on.
spikeychris,put in 1 * 256mb, no red crosses. Put in next 256mb, 10 minutes later, crashes. Left with blue screen saying,' problem detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage to comp. (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL). At the bottom, it says, physical memory dump complete. microsoft online crash analysis says,the error was caused by a device driver installed on comp. In event viewer, 3 red crosses, 'system error', 'DCOM', 'IPNATHLP'. If it's of any help, thanks very much. regards claudehopper.