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Windows 7: I installed new ram - Alert! Memory configuration mismatch!

05 Dec 2014   #11
PrecisionCore

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Found the following info that addresses a similar problem:

Quote:
Problem, you are Mix-Matching RAM in the same primary channel.
Use CPU-z and look at the JEDEC 'SPD' tab of all the slots
CPU-z -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html




You need to see if there is one column for all three slots that shows the same information. You may then have to go back into the BIOS to set the timings manually if they are not set to what you see.

I recently upgraded my memory from 1066 to 1600 and, using the info from CPU-Z, went into my BIOS to change the memory speed to 1600.

Also, I discovered a "patch" that allowed the PAE kernel to actually work on Win8 so that now, I can use all 8GB of memory in my 32-bit install. If you're interested, then let me know and I'll pass along the info. But, be sure to make an image backup of your install first, so that you can restore it if the patch goes badly.
Actually I already had CPU-Z installed. For my slot one which seems to be working off that slot because I changed my ram layout around and put my 4GB in DIMM one and 1gb in DIMM 2 another Gb in DIMM 3. On my slot one it says JEDEC #1 Frequency 333MHz, Cas# Latency 0.5, RAS#to Cas# 5, Ras# precharge 5, tRAS 15 and tRC 20. That do any help? Now I swapped my ram around I have 3.25GB usable.


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05 Dec 2014   #12
PrecisionCore

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

[QUOTE=PrecisionCore;2952424]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Found the following info that addresses a similar problem:

Quote:
Problem, you are Mix-Matching RAM in the same primary channel.
Use CPU-z and look at the JEDEC 'SPD' tab of all the slots
CPU-z -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html




You need to see if there is one column for all three slots that shows the same information. You may then have to go back into the BIOS to set the timings manually if they are not set to what you see.

I recently upgraded my memory from 1066 to 1600 and, using the info from CPU-Z, went into my BIOS to change the memory speed to 1600.

Also, I discovered a "patch" that allowed the PAE kernel to actually work on Win8 so that now, I can use all 8GB of memory in my 32-bit install. If you're interested, then let me know and I'll pass along the info. But, be sure to make an image backup of your install first, so that you can restore it if the patch goes badly.
Actually I already had CPU-Z installed. For my slot one which seems to be working off that slot because I changed my ram layout around and put my 4GB in DIMM one and 1gb in DIMM 2 another Gb in DIMM 3. On my slot one it says JEDEC #1 Frequency 333MHz, Cas# Latency 0.5, RAS#to Cas# 5, Ras# precharge 5, tRAS 15 and tRC 20. That do any help? Now I swapped my ram around I have 3.25GB usable. And yes I am interested, could you show me how in a way?
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05 Dec 2014   #13
PrecisionCore

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

So I should install 64 bit? And my processor will handle it?
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05 Dec 2014   #14
PrecisionCore

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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05 Dec 2014   #15
PrecisionCore

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Check this out. I uploaded what it said here https://plus.google.com/u/0/100794894029202621442/posts
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05 Dec 2014   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

If I had that machine I would install 64 bit 7, your existing key would work and load up those ram sockets with matching ram say 32 or 64gb. That would be an awesome workstation. I have a T3400 with 4 GB of ram and it is a good system. The precision models are the best systems made by Dell.
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05 Dec 2014   #17
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
If I had that machine I would install 64 bit 7, your existing key would work and load up those ram sockets with matching ram say 32 or 64gb. That would be an awesome workstation. I have a T3400 with 4 GB of ram and it is a good system. The precision models are the best systems made by Dell.
Don't get carried away man - the OP has had enough trouble getting 1 extra stick working. How would spending half a grand on RAM make that old Xeon go any faster ?
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05 Dec 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

My first thought is putting the large RAM stick in the first slot (closest to processor). If you are saying you did this and OS now sees 3.25gb RAM - all that can be expected to be seen in 32 bit - then the next thing I would do is Clean Reinstall Windows 7 with 64 bit Win7 for your same licensed version.

Everything needed to get and keep a perfect install is in the blue link.
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05 Dec 2014   #19
PrecisionCore

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I actually already had CPU-Z installed here are some pictures if you go to this link. https://plus.google.com/u/0/100794894029202621442/posts
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05 Dec 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

Yes, I saw it. Did you see my advice?

You need a 64 bit install, so follow Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to get it perfect, save a backup image after it's all set up and you'll never need to do it again. Now's your chance for the one great install.
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