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Windows 7: Ram Problem.

24 Jun 2011   #11

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JumpinJellybean View Post
Thanks for replies all. I think the guy has either sold me the wrong ram or has tried to pull a fast one or made a genuine mistake.

The ram is Vitesta - Extreme Edition - DDR2 800+ (4) 512MX8. The shopkeeper told me the (4) meant it was actually 2 gig, I assumed he knew what he was talking about running a computer shop. Then when I was trying to find a link to a page with the ram on it for you alphanumeric I noticed the 1 gig sticks also had this (4) in front of 1G, oh dear.

On top of that I tried what you said seavixen32 and this ram froze my comp twice when it was the only one in 2 of the slots

My best guess is the the shopkeeper is wrong

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24 Jun 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Try Crucial's memory scanner for a guide of what RAM you can install and in what configuration: Use the Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer
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24 Jun 2011   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Best advice, dont mix and match. Test results not withstanding, dont mix and match.
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24 Jun 2011   #14

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

If you will install SIW as Doc suggested and CPUz They will tell you a lot of info about your system.
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24 Jun 2011   #15

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I think I would look at the actual part number on one stick of that RAM and look it up to see what size it actually is. CPUz "should" tell you too, but if the BIOS is reporting it wrong CPUz may read it wrong too. If it is what the seller said it was, then it could be that its just not compatible with your motherboard. Some RAM modules just don't work with some motherboards, even if that size is supported.
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24 Jun 2011   #16

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

On the stick of ram there should be a sticker that lists the voltage and timings. Try going into bios and making sure the ram voltage and timings are the same as listed on the stick. If you still have problems, I would think alphanumeric is correct.
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24 Jun 2011   #17
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

From what I can find this is made by Adata. The 4 is the CL (Cas Latency) and the 512MX8 means it is 512Mb built with 8 memory chips. So you supplier is wrong.

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24 Jun 2011   #18

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Don't overlook the possibility that the wrong label has been applied to the module(s). Both the BIOS and CPUID (and other similar software) get the information about the modules directly from the SPD chip.
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24 Jun 2011   #19
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

His sticker says 512MX8 and shows as 512Mb in his system so the label is correct. His supplier is wrong.

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25 Jun 2011   #20

Windows 7 - Home Premium 64-bit

Thanks again for the replies folks.

I've spoken to the shop who said I can change it on Monday. Also found a qualified vendor list for my motherboard on the asus site so I'll probably take a print of that along and try to get one of the brands listed.
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