Please help me, what have I done now?
I installed 4GB of new RAM (OCZ (OCZ2F10664GK) DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz Fatal1ty Edition 4GB(2x2048MB) Dual Channel), so I am now totalling 8GB. The new RAM matches the old RAM exactly, same brand, same speed, exactly the same. Power was off, things were unplugged, pretty straight forward.
When I boot everything seems fine but once Windows loads but I get error messages telling me just about all of my programs are failing:http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2429/capture01x.jpghttp://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3338/capture02r.jpg
(yes amazing background I know)
After using Firefox (which is fine) for about 20 mins or so looking up the error I got a Blue Screen of death saying: Physical Memory Dump and then it counted up to 100 and restarted the machine. When I reboot this is the error report that comes up:
pt 1: http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9494/capture04c.jpg
pt 2 (scrolled down): http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2023/capture03e.jpg
Sending the error report does nothing.
Programs like Photoshop and the like crash immediately. I opened Songbird and it told me my Library was corrupted and deleted it. However, if I boot in Safe Mode with Networking (or without) everything seems to open up just fine, and not crash.
Now this RAM is pretty hardcore, more so than maybe I need. So I don't really know much about setting it up in BIOS. Do I need to set voltages, or something like that???
I thought maybe the RAM was bad so I ran the Windows RAM Diagnostic CD that I have and after 6 passes I still had no errors.
I tried to put my Vista disk into the machine to do a 'Repair.' Unfortunately when I booted from the disc it loaded the Vista disk but then stopped loading anything aside from the background and the mouse icon (which I was able to move around) but nothing happened past that.
What the heck have I done wrong? I built this machine a few months ago and until I added this new RAM everything was running really well.
Please anyone who can help me that would be great.
I haven't tried running the system with only the new RAM, or with it removed yet (I ran out of time last night).
But I will try that tonight. Anyone with any ideas please let me know. Especially about the RAM voltage stuff, or anything I should have done in BIOS to make the system stable after installing the new memory.
-Antec TP3-650 TruePower Trio 650W ATX12V 2.2 120mm Fan ROHS Power Supply
-Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit (OEM)
-Asus EN9600GT SILENT/HTDI/512M nVidia GeForce 9600GT Chipset (650Mhz) 512MB (1800Mhz) GDDR3 Dual Dual-Link DVI Display PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
-Asus P5Q Socket 775 Intel Intel® P45 + ICH10R Chipset Dual-Channel DDR2 1200 / 1066 / 800 / 667 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s 8-channel High Definition Audio 1x PCI-E x16 Firewire 12x USB 2.0
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad-Core Socket LGA775, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache, 45nm
-OCZ (OCZ2F10664GK) DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz Fatal1ty Edition 4GB(2x2048MB) Dual Channel X 2
Again, thanks so much to anyone that responds to this thread. If you need any more info of course I will be happy to provide it.