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Windows 7: windows 7 doesnt like my ram

12 Aug 2009   #1

 
 
windows 7 doesnt like my ram

"bios not ACPI compliant"

i recently tried installing windows 7 x64 on my machine, failed at disk boot, bsod, cant remember the exact error as im at work right now, but.. removed all but 1 stick of memory allowed me to install win 7, after the install i was setting up and installing programs fine, went to re-install the other sticks of ram and bam. bsod. xp pro still runs fine, all ram is recognized. any thoughts?

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12 Aug 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

try using each stick one at a time if one will work in all slots, set that one aside ... then try the others... if they all pass in a singular configuration, then crash with more than one inserted, then you more than likely have a bad board.... .. start looking for another mobo..
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12 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

i would like to agree with you, but if all the ram works correctly (dual channel) while running xp pro, i cant imagine that its my motherboard.
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12 Aug 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your assumption would be valid if there were no changes between the two in the way they address memory, but the changes are legion! Ponder this in your mind and decide whether to upgrade your hardware, or stay with XP...
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12 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

i do love xp, where can i read about the memory changes for win 7?
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12 Aug 2009   #6

 

Increase your memory and/or north bridge voltage by one bump upward. Might correct for the extra demand.
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12 Aug 2009   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Increase your memory and/or north bridge voltage by one bump upward. Might correct for the extra demand.
ill try that when i get home, thanks
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12 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Increase your memory and/or north bridge voltage by one bump upward. Might correct for the extra demand.
Hmmm, now where did you get a crazy idea like that? LOL
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12 Aug 2009   #9

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

BIOS and/or Chipset driver updated?
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12 Aug 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Hmmm, now where did you get a crazy idea like that? LOL


I thoroughly researched your (what is a less loaded word than cryptic - Delphian, Delphic, abstruse, ambiguous, apocryphal, arcane, cabalistic, dark, enigmatic, equivocal, esoteric, evasive, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, murky, mysterious, mystic, mystical, mystifying, occult, opaque, oracular, perplexing, puzzling, recondite, secretive, strange, tenebrous, unclear, unfathomable, uninformative, vague, veiled) oracular tip.

There is a commonality to numerous issues being posted at SF and other places. Windows 7 seems to require more power in all HW subsystems.
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