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Windows 7: Win 7 laptop freezes on boot with 2 sticks of ram, but fine with 1

02 May 2013   #11
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Looks like it could be a screen fault. But all you need is a Motherboard and hopefully it is SATA not IDE.


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02 May 2013   #12
sparkes81

win 7
 
 

Yeah I do only need a MOBO, but I have a spare screen too. I was thinking I could make up a second laptop using the IDE MOBO together with the bits from the broken screen laptop on ebay, and then sell that one on as a working laptop.

This way getting a SATA MOBO for next to nothing. Just need to confirm that the Broken Laptop on ebay is a screen fault and not graphics card and that it is indeed a SATA MOBO.

What you think???
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02 May 2013   #13
sparkes81

win 7
 
 

He does also mention on ebay that the graphic anomaly is progressive as the laptop runs. This to me indicates a possible graphic card issue. Would you agree? I'd love it to be a screen fault. But need advice. :-)
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02 May 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I am thinking its a scren fault. But you could have the seller update his video driver and then take a pic of the screen for you.
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02 May 2013   #15
sparkes81

win 7
 
 

Cheers mate your replies have been very helpful indeed.

I've sent him a message asking him to confirm a SATA interface,
and if he could update his graphic driver and send me a picture of the screen with the laptop running.

What should I be hoping to see in the new screen shot to confirm its a screen fault?
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02 May 2013   #16
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You shouldn't see what the old photo shows . If he updates the drivers and the screen is still like that its a bad screen.
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02 May 2013   #17
sparkes81

win 7
 
 

You are not going to believe this but after removing and replacing the IDE MOBO and HDD with the original SATA MOBO and HDD, and reassembling the laptop, I thought I would give the two sticks of RAM another try. And its just booted up fine.

How bizarre is that? I'm back to how the machine was before I foolishly tried to install Win7 64bit. I think I'm going to leave well enough alone now.

The only thing I did was to blow some air between the connections in and around the ram slots, as I could see some dust between them. Fingers crossed this will be the end of my issues now and the laptop will continue to function as it always has.

Will keep you posted. :-)
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02 May 2013   #18
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Glad you got it working. Hopefully you don't have any left over screws LOL
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02 May 2013   #19
sparkes81

win 7
 
 

Ha no, no screws left over. But it looks like I may have spoken too soon, after a couple of re-boots the freezing problem has returned. :-(

And on top of all that, the guy from ebay messaged me back telling me that his laptop is IDE and not SATA, grrr
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02 May 2013   #20
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I'm thinking its a motherboard issue .
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