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RAM compatibility issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zack2, May 30, 2005.

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  1. Zack2

    Zack2 Thread Starter

    Jun 2, 2002

    a friend of mine recently bought 2 identical sticks of 1gb ddr 2100 ram from a well known online auction site, to upgrade his emachines 590 pc. It should have been perfectly compatible, but upon installing the ram he got the dreaded blue screen stop error:
    "process1_initialization failure" or something along those lines and a lot of 0x00000012A type numbers.
    This also happened with only one stick installed as well.

    The ram itself isnt the problem, as it worked fine on my system.

    here is a bunch of info on the motherboard if you need it.

    could the problem be caused by the PSU by any chance? the system has 250W power supply, the cpu is a P4 2.4ghz and Windows is fully updated etc.

    any help/ideas would be much appreciated.

  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    Is this problem still happening? If so, that link is not working, can you post another one?

    Certain types of RAM will usually work with only certain types of motherboard. Things that you have to consider are EEC, parity, etc.

    For the RAM itself, does it have any special markings, or a number on the side, so we know what type it is?


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