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adding extra memory problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kazuya, Dec 7, 2004.

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  1. kazuya

    kazuya Thread Starter

    Dec 7, 2004
    i have had my current system for about a year very stable, rarely crashes
    chaintech CT-7NJL1 mobo
    512Mb pc3200 memory
    xp 2800 cpu
    geforce 4600ti gfx
    60Gb maxtor hard drive
    win xp pro service pack 1

    recently i bought 2 more sticks of 512Mb pc3200 memory and added them to my system, this resulted in random blue screens and lock ups.

    i took out my old stick and left the 2 new ones in, this was better but still caused problems, like norton wouldnt scan and pc refuses to defrag and the odd crash.

    ive tried every combination you can think of,
    1 old stick, 1 new stick
    2 new sticks
    different slots etc

    the only way i get a stable system is to run with just 1 stick of memory, either of the 3 sticks runs fine on its own
    so i dont think its a memory issue, or is it?

    so basicly adding more memory makes the machine unstable, any suggestions anyone :)

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    Oct 2, 2003
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