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Windows 7: Ram installation problems


08 May 2010   #1

 
Ram installation problems

I have Windows 7 with 2 gb ram. I attempted to install another 2gb and was unable to. Sockets were available, the sticks seated fully. The [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]computer[/COLOR][/COLOR] would not even boot. The monitor did not come on and the HHD red activity light flashed once or twice and then remained dark. Removing the two new sticks and the computer booted normally. I have no idea if the sticks are good but I have no reason to believe that they are not. Purchased them from a computer repair store that I trust.

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08 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
I have Windows 7 with 2 gb ram. I attempted to install another 2gb and was unable to. Sockets were available, the sticks seated fully. The [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]computer[/COLOR][/COLOR] would not even boot. The monitor did not come on and the HHD red activity light flashed once or twice and then remained dark. Removing the two new sticks and the computer booted normally. I have no idea if the sticks are good but I have no reason to believe that they are not. Purchased them from a computer repair store that I trust.
We need to know every detail about the old ram, and the new ram. things like speed, latency, timing, etc


Let us know if you need help

BTW I answered your other post and if you have win 7 64bit with 2 gigs of ram it really isnt enough

Ken
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08 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

One thing to try is whether the PC will boot with only the new RAM installed.

If it does, run the Windows memory test on the RAM.

You may have to manually set the RAM voltages and timings to make the two sets play nicely together. Relying on the motherbaord and the SPDs on the memory cards may not work.
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08 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If you have 4 slots try putting each set in the same colored slots. You should have 2 different colors.
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09 May 2010   #5

 

I'll get to the Ram thing after I get the Windows Explorer thing fixed. I found that one thing at a time is best for us older folks.
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