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Old 09-09-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default 512mb ram messed my computer

when i brought an 512mb ram for my computer and its messed up by it restarted itself.....

so i think my motherboard dont like the 512mb maybe only the 256mb sticks...as i have 512mb (256mb x2)

my computer details:

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2000 MHz (20 x 100)
Motherboard Name Matsonic MS9107C (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8753A Apollo P4X266A
System Memory 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (05/14/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 9250 (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9250 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9250 (RV280)
Monitor AOC Spectrum 7Vlr(A)/7Vlr(A)+ [17" CRT] (1233655502)

40gb hard drive

so is there anything to fix this problem???
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: 512mb ram messed my computer

maybe your computer is trying to run the ram at the speeds of the new stick, which is probably faster than the current ones. try putting JUST the new stick in boot and go into windows really quick. turn off the pc and put in the old sticks
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maybe your computer is trying to run the ram at the speeds of the new stick, which is probably faster than the current ones. try putting JUST the new stick in boot and go into windows really quick. turn off the pc and put in the old sticks
from wut i understand he had 2x256mb sticks at PC2100 anyway so wuts the diff if he adds another stick of PC2100 ram only a 512 stick instead of 256??
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Default Re: 512mb ram messed my computer

It's entirely possible that he bought a bad stick of RAM.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
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Either it's bad RAM or each slot can only hold 256 MB.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: 512mb ram messed my computer

According to what I read it can handle 128, 256, 512, or 1gb in each slot for a total of 3gb of ddr333, pc2100 ram. My first impulse is the card is not seated correctly. Second is the card is out of spec or just plain defective.
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