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Windows 7: Possible Motherboard or RAM issue?


07 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Possible Motherboard or RAM issue?

Since I got my computer around christmas time I had been experiencing many crashes and BSOD. At first I thought it could be drivers or an OS (windows 7 64 bit) issue but that wasn't the case. If I use 1 stick of the RAM i have the computer works fine. It doesnt matter what stick though. However both sticks together will cause the problems. The motherboard is an ASUS M4A78LT-M LE and the RAM is G Skill F3-1066CL9D-4GBNQ. Any idea what could be the issue?


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07 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try the instructions starting at Step 7 of this link: Memory Diagnostics
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07 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I've tried memtest before bu I think i'll run it again on the second slot as both sticks passed before.
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07 Feb 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The point here is to run a known good stick in all the slots - this will tell you if the slots are bad (which is a motherboard problem)

Then, if you've ruled out the motherboard slots (as you've ruled out the sticks) - then we have to move on to memory compatibility as the cause.
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07 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I've tried both slots with both sticks and they work. Hwoever both together cause problems.
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07 Feb 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Any overclocking of CPU or Ram Memory ?
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07 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Nope I'm not overclocking anything at the moment.
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08 Feb 2010   #8

 
 

how many slots do you have available? they usually require you to go slots 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 if you only have 2 sticks. Putting ram in 2 consecutive slots might cause a problem.
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12 May 2010   #9

xp, vista, seven
 
 

Hi,

Your MB supports only DDR2-1200, DDR2-1066, DDR2-800, DDR2-667RAM and you will need to make sure that both the slots are used by identical ram check if all the specs of both RAM sticks match cos it looks like incompatible Sticks
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12 May 2010   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcs3657 View Post
Hi,

Your MB supports only DDR2-1200, DDR2-1066, DDR2-800, DDR2-667RAM and you will need to make sure that both the slots are used by identical ram check if all the specs of both RAM sticks match cos it looks like incompatible Sticks
While I appreciate you initiative this thread is 4 months old and I dont even know if he is still a member.


Just a heads up


Ken
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