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Old 01-18-2009, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default 8 GB of RAM

I currently have 4 gigs of RAM installed in my computer
I bought another 4 gigs to add on to it, don't ask why.
But every time I try to put the 8 gigs, my computer always freezes at some point during load up.
I go into bios and it says there's 8192gb of memory but it never loads up.
I read somewhere that some motherboards aren't capable of using all slots of memory with 2GB modules.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138123


Obviously it says "Maximum Memory Supported 8GB"
but is there anyway I can tell if it can support all 8GB or does it vary from board to board?

Or should I return the memory?
I've also checked the slots to see if they work, and they do.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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are your mem settings right?
are they getting enough voltage?
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Default Re: 8 GB of RAM

Upgrade the BIOS, I had to do that when I installed 4gb.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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If your system is overclocked, it may be placing too much strain on the north bridge, so you will either need to increase the NB voltage or take your OC down a notch.

If your system is not overclocked, flashing your BIOS may help like Superman suggested.

Another possibility is that perhaps just one of your slots isn't working properly, try with 3 sticks in different slots etc.
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Is the new ram dual channel or no? Do you have your settings set accordingly?
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
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download memtest and test the 4 sticks or RAM for errors. Make sure the timings\voltages are set right in the BIOS
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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are your mem settings right?
are they getting enough voltage?
Modules say 1.8V and that's what it says on load up screen.

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If your system is overclocked, it may be placing too much strain on the north bridge, so you will either need to increase the NB voltage or take your OC down a notch.

If your system is not overclocked, flashing your BIOS may help like Superman suggested.

Another possibility is that perhaps just one of your slots isn't working properly, try with 3 sticks in different slots etc.
I was messing with these sticks a few days ago before I OC'd a bit.
I also tried 2 in dual channel in both scenarios where it would work.
Like if it was A1 B1 A2 B2
I put them in A1 and A2; and B1 and B2
It recognized them in both so its not the slots.

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Is the new ram dual channel or no? Do you have your settings set accordingly?
Yeah my computer recognizes it but doesn't boot up.

I don't feel like messing with my computer anymore if the RAM gets recognized then I guess it'll work on a different build.
If not I didn't pay for the memory.
Just cbf messing up my only computer lol.
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Does your computer crash(or does it actually freeze and you end up restarting?) Does this happen during the boot?
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:40 AM   #9
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It just freezes at certain times during boot, not crash.
I end up having to restart it.
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what os are you running?
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