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Old 12-27-2011, 09:08 AM   #1
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hello im kind of a noob at computer hardware and was wondering why my new ram is putting my pc in a endless reboot loop just after 8 hours with the system running perfectly
Your iMedia 2215 System Specs

Scan Id: F14AFF6531D926C3
Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Currently Installed Memory: 3GB
Total Memory Slots: 2
Available Memory Slots: 0

2GB
DDR PC2-6400

1GB
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Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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I am assuming that you are using single channel RAM?
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:24 AM   #3
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Two memory slots in a notebook is usually dual channel, though it can sometimes be single.

Turn the power off, remove the battery, unplug the power and give it 5 minutes. Then plug in just the AC and turn it on again. Still having the looping problem?
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sorry i forgot to mention it was a packard bell desktop its not a laptop
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:46 PM   #5
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are you able to get into the bios ?
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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Grab this: Download Hiren

Burn to CD or make a bootable USB drive, then boot the system to it and run the MemTest. Let it run for at least two passes. If that doesn't give you any errors, start checking the other usual things - CPU temps, hard drive stability (which the Boot CD can also help with - just look under Hard Drive tools for GWSCAN and run the full test)
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