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Windows 7: 64bit Installation Problems - ripping hair out

05 Aug 2010   #21
sheenaa

Windows 7
 
 

I tried doing it with the newer two 2GB sticks and it blue screened. Does it matter which slots they go in by chance? There are 2 blue (DIMM 1 and 2) and 2 yellow (DIMM 3 and 4)...the original RAM was in the blue slots.

Nevermind, I've been mixing the RAM up into different slots and no combination seems to work, just the 2GB. Is the 64bit not able to run with more than 2GB of ram?


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05 Aug 2010   #22
DocBrown

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

Is the old Ram & The new Ram the same Brand & the same speed ?
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06 Aug 2010   #23
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Is the old Ram & The new Ram the same Brand & the same speed ?
Doesn't sound like it Doc! I was suspicious from my first post.

Sheena, X64 Windows 7 is designed to use all memory provided! Unlike the older versions of Windows from XP to Vista OS 7 in 64 bit calls for all available memory!
I may be wrong but during the RC/RTM memory had to be specifically matched in both size and frequency! With the advent of higher bus speeds and DDRIII faster memeory. So Windows 7 is designed for these types of memories. You have 2 gigs of memory, if you are intent on using x64 bit I suggest you find more memory of the same type and size and install in your DIMM slots.
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06 Aug 2010   #24
sheenaa

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not sure if the old ram is the same speed as the new ram, but both 2GB sticks are the same. When I tried running it with the 2GB sticks, it blue screened.
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06 Aug 2010   #25
Adrian

 
RAM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sheenaa View Post
I'm not sure if the old ram is the same speed as the new ram, but both 2GB sticks are the same. When I tried running it with the 2GB sticks, it blue screened.
Your issue now is that you had a successful installation and Windows 7 was able to write the system profile without the additional ram and grfx card. I suspect that the additional memory sticks are different in origin and not matched to the original system profile and this is causing you issues.
I suggest the following:
  1. Remove all memory
  2. Remove the pci card
  3. select a 2 gig memory stick, I would use the newer 2 gig stick
  4. install the os from scratch, allow the installation to complete
  5. reboot and allow the system to run post checks.
  6. Once the system is up and running, shut her down
  7. Install the newest 2 gig stick, reboot, if your system runs the post check and the os loads you now have 4 gigs of the newer memory.
  8. DO NOT INSTALL THE OLD MEMORY STICK!!!!
  9. Your memory sticks are mismatched, also review your psu rating because I suspect your unable to provide sufficient power to the card. But this another issue we can deal with later. Your priority is to rundown the bad memory stick.
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06 Aug 2010   #26
DocBrown

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

It might be helpfull if you run Software Information for Windows.

Attachment 89800

Then fill in your computer
specs in your User Control Panel (User CP = Upper left hand corner of this thread).

64bit Installation Problems - ripping hair out-user_control_panel_arrow.jpg

That way we don't have to go back to reread all your posts to familiarize our minds with your computer hardware. Because we can click on My System Specs in each post
to see your specs

64bit Installation Problems - ripping hair out-mysystemspecs.jpg


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06 Aug 2010   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello sheenaa.





Just for the record, Memtest86 can be run without an OS installed at all so you can check each stick individually to see if one of them is bad, just burn it to CD as it works best from CD and boot the disk and it'll automatically start checking the RAM, just do one stick at a time.
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06 Aug 2010   #28
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I would try each of the new ram sticks one at a time, see what happens. Perhaps just one is defective?
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