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Windows 7: No sound with 4GB memory on the laptop

22 Sep 2010   #1
decebal12000

Windows 7x64bit
 
 
No sound with 4GB memory on the laptop

I have an Compaq CQ40 Laptop and today I changed the memory from 1GB to 4GB but after upgrade I do not have sound at all even if the hardware is ok and fully functionally. I took one af the sticks and put the old 1GB stick and is working Now the problem is when I put both 4gb i do not have sound but with 3 GB I have. It is anything what I can do to make the Windows 7 64-bit to have sound with 4GB memory?

Thank you!!


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Please see if there is a bios upgrade for your mobo. Also upgrade you sound card driver.
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22 Sep 2010   #3
madtownidiot

 

Thats a bios issue.. is PAE enabled?
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22 Sep 2010   #4
decebal12000

Windows 7x64bit
 
 

Thank you. I will see what BIIOS updates are and I let you know about the results.
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22 Sep 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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P5Q Deluxe BIOS 2301
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22 Sep 2010   #6
cybercore

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by decebal12000 View Post
I have an Compaq CQ40 Laptop and today I changed the memory from 1GB to 4GB but after upgrade I do not have sound at all even if the hardware is ok and fully functionally. I took one af the sticks and put the old 1GB stick and is working Now the problem is when I put both 4gb i do not have sound but with 3 GB I have. It is anything what I can do to make the Windows 7 64-bit to have sound with 4GB memory?

Thank you!!
Are the memory sticks the same brand and matching?
While no sound with 4 Gb installed, what does device manager show for the sound, any yellow marks next to it? Have you tried reinstalling the sound driver?
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22 Sep 2010   #7
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cybercore View Post

Are the memory sticks the same brand and matching?
While no sound with 4 Gb installed, what does device manager show for the sound, any yellow marks next to it? Have you tried reinstalling the sound driver?
Welcome to the forums.. pretty apt question for a first post.... but it's not really necessary to match brands of memory, so long as they both have the same clock speed and within manufacturers' specs,
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22 Sep 2010   #8
decebal12000

Windows 7x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-


P5Q Deluxe BIOS 2301
Sorry mate but is about an laptop.
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22 Sep 2010   #9
decebal12000

Windows 7x64bit
 
 

I did it!! It was from BIOS. It needed an update and now it is working.

Thank you!!
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22 Sep 2010   #10
madtownidiot

 

wtg and now that it's done, we'd be very irresponsible not to warn you about upgrading bios.. one wrong move, like a loss of power or a system freeze and your system becomes an expensive doorstop.
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