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Windows 7: System doesn't want to take 8GB or ram

28 Jun 2009   #1
louieyazon

Windows 7
 
 
System doesn't want to take 8GB or ram

Me and my dad set up a new rig about a month ago, with the intention of using it for video editing. As such, we tried to get the best specs we could afford within our budget. We set it up with windows7 64-bit from the start as we planned on using 8gb ram on it, because it was suggested that one have a ram heavy computer for video editing. Here are the rough specs, will add details if you guys think there's anything missing

MSI P45-8d Mobo
Intel Quad Core 9400(not sure about the number)
MSI 4770 vid card
8BG DDR3 1666 RAM (4 sticks of 2, Kingston brand)
2 500GB SATA2 Hard disks on a RAID 0 Array for a boot drive

Anyway, we have been having problems installing the 8GB of ram. We checked all four sticks on two different memory testing apps (built in and 3rd party) and they both checked out. We also ran the computer for whole weeks on combinations of 2 sticks and things went well as well. BUT! whenever we install all 4 sticks of ram, the computer just randomly restarts. We ran the built in memory test for a whole day with all 4 ram sticks installed and it passed all 16 passes, but the system always resets on its own when we start to use the computer normally. A friend suggested that I reformat and try vista 64 as there may be some issues with windows 7 64bit. Thoughts? Thanks in advance to whoever can help us, we hope we didn't waste money on the RAM we can't use.


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28 Jun 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums,

Which Build of Win7 are you installing ?
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28 Jun 2009   #3
louieyazon

Windows 7
 
 

I am using build 7100.
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28 Jun 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you let it do all the windows updates ?
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28 Jun 2009   #5
louieyazon

Windows 7
 
 

I'm pretty sure we did. Unless there were some updates yesterday I think we got em all.
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29 Jun 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Well then I think you should consider a newer build that fixes some of the bugs & problems of the older builds. My x64 with 4gb has run flawlessly (Build 7201)
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29 Jun 2009   #7
louieyazon

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks doc, ill try that first and see where we get from there.
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29 Jun 2009   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have links for recent builds ?
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29 Jun 2009   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Forgot to ask, you are not over clocking cpu or memory are you ?


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29 Jun 2009   #10
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

That board supports both ddr2 and ddr3 and has 8 slots, have you double checked to make sure you have them in the right locations?

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