xp crashing

  musiclady 19:55 18 Feb 2004
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i've just put 512 ram in my 2.4 amd it's running at 1048 ram but now it keep crashing.I am using an asus a7n8x

  explicitlyrics100 20:00 18 Feb 2004

i would have thought its a bios setting, i have never heard of problems with xp not liking 1gb of ram

  Indigo 1 20:26 18 Feb 2004

Try taking it out again, see if it fixes it.

  plkiojh 20:30 18 Feb 2004

Would agree with explicitlyrics100. Enter BIOS and make sure that your memory timimg is set to default. Also something as simple as removing the RAM module and re-seating it can help. An improperly seated RAM module can cause all kinds of problems.

  explicitlyrics100 20:38 18 Feb 2004

yeh sometimes rearranging the order (so newer is first bank...) of the chips can solve problems. Its just a feature of memory being made so different

  musiclady 20:40 18 Feb 2004

could it be becasue it's a different brand to the other 2 sticks

  slimbo51 21:07 18 Feb 2004

Compatability between different Manf of ram always has been an issue.

Always better to buy as a matched pair, may cost a bit more but if it works properly so what.

  Indigo 1 21:24 18 Feb 2004

It can also make a difference if you put your sticks into slots 3 & 4 instead of the obvious 1 & 2. (or 2&3 if you only have 3 slots)

  Joe McG 21:28 18 Feb 2004

musiclady,
I take it you are running 1x 512Mb, and 2x 256 modules.

Try removing all ram and boot computer for approx 5 seconds to discharge ram, then put the 512 module into dimm1 and the other 2 into dimms 3 & 4.

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