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Windows 7: Not to sure what to do here, but heres the story

28 Mar 2010   #1
shady313

windows 7
 
 
Not to sure what to do here, but heres the story

I upgraded my ram about 3 weeks ago to 4 gigs. Computer is running slow and i get hit with a virus so i decide to reformat. For some reason, i wasnt able to format unless i took out this 2 gig stick. Everytime i tried to reformat, i always got blue screened. So I take the ram out and install windows 7, x64 and place the ram back in but the computer crashes and restarts every few minutes. The computer reads the ram as 4 gigs. Im currently in safe mode right now. Someone suggested taking out the new video card i installed so i did that but i still keep getting hit. What should i do?????


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28 Mar 2010   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shady313 View Post
I upgraded my ram about 3 weeks ago to 4 gigs. Computer is running slow and i get hit with a virus so i decide to reformat. For some reason, i wasnt able to format unless i took out this 2 gig stick. Everytime i tried to reformat, i always got blue screened. So I take the ram out and install windows 7, x64 and place the ram back in but the computer crashes and restarts every few minutes. The computer reads the ram as 4 gigs. Im currently in safe mode right now. Someone suggested taking out the new video card i installed so i did that but i still keep getting hit. What should i do?????
Go into your User CP and fill in your system specs.
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29 Mar 2010   #3
shady313

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shady313 View Post
I upgraded my ram about 3 weeks ago to 4 gigs. Computer is running slow and i get hit with a virus so i decide to reformat. For some reason, i wasnt able to format unless i took out this 2 gig stick. Everytime i tried to reformat, i always got blue screened. So I take the ram out and install windows 7, x64 and place the ram back in but the computer crashes and restarts every few minutes. The computer reads the ram as 4 gigs. Im currently in safe mode right now. Someone suggested taking out the new video card i installed so i did that but i still keep getting hit. What should i do?????
Go into your User CP and fill in your system specs.
Processer: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processer 4000+ 2.11GHz
Ram: 4.00 GB (3.25 GB usable)
Video card: ATI 4670
64 bit operating system
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29 Mar 2010   #4
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Go here...
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29 Mar 2010   #5
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What you might want to do is download the memtest iso and run the memtest to see if you have any bad sticks of ram.
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29 Mar 2010   #6
shady313

windows 7
 
 

did the mem test, found nothing?
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29 Mar 2010   #7
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure your sticks are properly seated? And, are your sticks mis-matched? You state that you upgraded to 4 gigs and couldn't reinstall Windows until you took a 2 gig stick out--are you sure your motherboard is capable of using 4 gigs of memory? Also, as the previous posters stated, it would be beneficial to have your specs listed. Is this a computer you put together or store bought? I had a computer a friend wanted me to install ram in and it was a store bought computer. The motherboard was capable of handling 2 gigs of memory. I had some DDR2-533 memory laying around from an upgrade of mine a long time ago. The ram I had was double-sided and the ram originally installed in her computer was single sided. I installed my ram and the computer saw the ram as the correct amount. However, every single time I would boot into windows, it would BSOD. Went to Fry's Electronics and purchased some Kingston memory, 2 gig kit, single-sided, and there was no problem whatsoever after that. So again, are your sticks mis-matched and are you sure your motherboard can handle 4 gigs?

Please include your system specs...

[Speaking for everyone else]
Thanks...
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29 Mar 2010   #8
shady313

windows 7
 
 

specs updated.
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30 Mar 2010   #9
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you get anywhere in solving your problem?
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30 Mar 2010   #10
shady313

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Did you get anywhere in solving your problem?
Not at all, i had to remove it and operate with 2GB ram. The specs on the ram stick i have are:

2GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 Desktop DIMM

You think this kind of ram is incompatible with my motherboard?
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