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Windows hangs after ram upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ducati12, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. ducati12

    ducati12 Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2008

    I have a Precision 670 minitower running windows XP 64 bit. It came preinstalled with 4x 256 MB single rank ram which were in the first 4 DIMM slots. I recently bought two 512mb single rank ram (KTD-WS670).

    Windows will freeze right after the windows splash screen and before the login screen when the following ram setup is used: DIMM1:512MB DIMM2:512MB DIMM3:256MB DIMM4:256MB DIMM5:256MB DIMM6:256MB. If i switch to safe mode, then windows will load completly. Bios shows all ram installed ok.All single rank, ECC.

    Windows starts fine when i remove the DIMM5:256MB DIMM6:256MB and keep the rest.

    Why do I have a problem when all six are installed, and not just the four? Is there a setting thats needs to be set in windows for it to work with 2 gigs of ram?

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