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#1 EEclips3

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:47 PM

Here are the specs:

Form Factor   	 Tower
 
Processor 	AMD Sempron 1.8 GHz
 
Installed Memory 	512 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
 
Operating System 	Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
 
Recommended Use 	Home Use
Processor
Processor Type 	AMD Sempron
 
Processor Speed 	1.8 GHz
 
Processor Manufacturer 	AMD
 
Socket Type 	Socket 754
 
Processor Upgradability 	Upgradable
 
Installed Qty 	1
 
Max Processors Qty. 	1
Memory
RAM Technology 	DDR2 SDRAM
 
Installed RAM 	512 MB
 
Max Supported RAM 	2 GB
 
Supported RAM Speeds 	400 MHz

I installed a new Kingston HyperX ram card today (1GB) Start up was fine and faster than usual. I checked My Computer and it's reading the card fine :thumbsup: Shows all the MB I added in full. My problem is when I try to load a few select programs they stall/fail until they no longer respond and then the whole computer locks up for a while. Also when I finished installing the ram card into the mobo I forgot to plug my drives back into the mobo >.< I started the computer and didn't notice for a few seconds and shut it back down and plugged them back in. I hope I didn't cause any damage to my system... Any help is appreciated greatly!

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:58 PM

Shows all the MB I added in full.

That means 1.5GB total? Have you tried using just the new 1GB DIMM alone? The new memory may not be compatible with the existing memory.

Starting up with the drives disconnected is unlikely to have caused any problem.
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#3 EEclips3

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:04 PM

Shows all the MB I added in full.

That means 1.5GB total? Have you tried using just the new 1GB DIMM alone? The new memory may not be compatible with the existing memory.

Starting up with the drives disconnected is unlikely to have caused any problem.


Ok I'm trying that now :thumbsup: I'm reverting back to my original hardware set up and then I'll try with the upgrade alone. I'll keep you posted. Thanks alot m8.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:32 PM

It works fine with the new ram card alone but no matter what sequence i put them both in none of my applications work ;_ ; Isn't there a way to find out for sure if its not compatible?

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:35 PM

You can use Crucial.com to scan your computer and find out what memory it takes.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:38 PM

You can use Crucial.com to scan your computer and find out what memory it takes.


Nice thanks alot :thumbsup: Although I'm still seeing significant improvement with my program speeds, I'm a little disappointed I can't continue using my default card as another source of RAM ;_;

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:42 PM

You can run Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic - http://www.memtest86.com/

I had a somewhat similar situation with incompatible modules...I solved it by slowing down my BIOS bus speed (from 200 to 166), which allowed the incompatible modules to do the job without producing the errors previously seen.

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