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Windows 7: New Ram chip and no boot up on pc

01 Nov 2010   #1
james62755

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
New Ram chip and no boot up on pc

hi i wanna upgrade my ram memory. my current ram is 2.75gb with 2gb chips one 512mb and one 256mb. i bought a 1024mb ult31664 and replaced the 512mb chip and after i turned it on it wouldn't boot up past the boot screen. i have a compaq SR1630NX running windows 7 ultimate 64bit. is my new ram chip messed up i also got it of ebay


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01 Nov 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi James,

1 way to check if the ram is bad is to remove ALL sticks then insert 1, boot the machine, if it works then switch off and try another stick. Also (and a silly question but...), is the ram the correct specification for your mainboard? If the timings (an other details) aren't exactly what your board is designed for then you will experience issues untill it's replaced with a correct part


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01 Nov 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

RAM should never be mixed and matched. Many prefer to buy all at once rather then piecemeal. I would remove the chip that you just installed and see if it works again.
I think that it may be a mix and match problem.

You can use this to help see if the ram is good
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/
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01 Nov 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

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