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Windows 7: 2GB ram won't work on Windows 7

24 Aug 2010   #1
xXFlipXx

Win7
 
 
2GB ram won't work on Windows 7

Hi everyone,
first i had a problem on my 4.1 speakers soundblaster live on W7, but it solved thanks apollodominion and stormy13 for the great help.

Now im facing another f**** problem (sorry my words but its getting my nervs),
Windows 7 doesn't work whit my 2GB ram (2x 1GB 400mhz)since i aquired them, after instalation keeps crashing errors memory and then auto-reboot over and over...

I googled it and seems im not the only one having this problem, ive searched here didn't found the solution, i wonder if anyone have a tip or tips to solve this problem.

Thanks,
Flip


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24 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Test ram, to be sure that it is not the problem
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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24 Aug 2010   #3
xXFlipXx

Win7
 
 

theyre tested and fine, it works on xp both of them. and works independently on W7, like ive tried 1gb only, on win7 and works. so the main problem is working both, i want to use 2GB, not only one.
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24 Aug 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

We need to know your specs for the system that you are running windows seven on. When you say the ram has been tested to work together with xp was that on this computer? Can you confirm that all your memory slots are working with the memory installed? Good luck to you with your problem.
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24 Aug 2010   #5
xXFlipXx

Win7
 
 

yes, it was tested whit same computer, my specs are pentium 4 3ghz , motherboard asrock, 2 gb ram 400mhz (2x 1gb),ati radeon 9600 series 256mb.
it may seems compatibility on win 7 whit 2gb but i dont know wheres the solution.
i never had problem slots, i tested whit 1gb and 512mb together and it works fine on win7.
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24 Aug 2010   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXFlipXx View Post
yes, it was tested whit same computer, my specs are pentium 4 3ghz , motherboard asrock, 2 gb ram 400mhz (2x 1gb),ati radeon 9600 series 256mb.
it may seems compatibility on win 7 whit 2gb but i dont know wheres the solution.
i never had problem slots, i tested whit 1gb and 512mb together and it works fine on win7.
You could try this tutorial to see if it is a hardware problem.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
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24 Aug 2010   #7
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

How many ram slots does it have on the motherboard, which slots does it say to use, as in 1 and 3 or 1 and 2. It does make a difference where they are put
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24 Aug 2010   #8
xXFlipXx

Win7
 
 

2 slots, ive tried switch rams slots and same thing, i even tried install another version of win 7 and gives me same crash reboot... guess ill back for xp somehow
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24 Aug 2010   #9
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You may want to try this first, try one stick in the first slot, boot see if it boots ok, take that stick out and put the other stick in first slot, boot ok, also are they a matched pair, exactly then give us the results

P"S I really don't think it's a Win 7 problem
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24 Aug 2010   #10
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It must be something with that computer because I have bunch of computers with 2 GB of DDR 400 RAM in combination of 1 GB sticks running Windows 7 x64 and x86 and they all run just fine. Have you tried updating the BIOS (sometimes this causes compatibility issues)?
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