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~Problem with Ram~

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#1 B3L0W-Z3R0


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Posted 29 July 2010 - 02:04 AM

I have a hp Pavilion a450n which comes with one Ram stick of 512MB. Max Ram supported is 2GB (2x1GB) (dual slot). I have two new identical 1GB Ram sticks that are compatible with my machine. The problem is when I install both 1GB Ram sticks the computer loads the desktop and just as it finishes loading the last start-up program it reboots. It does this process repeatedly until one of the 1GB Ram sticks is removed. Basically it only boots and runs successfully if only 1 of the 3 Ram sticks i have is installed alone.

Both 1Gb sticks= Fail
1GB stick with 512MB - fail
Any one single stick in either slot- Success
All sticks work by themselves but none together.
I am trying to have the full 2GB Max Ram my system supports (at least supposed to).

Any help will GREATLY be appreciated!!
(Hp Customer Support had no solution)

Edited by B3L0W-Z3R0, 29 July 2010 - 02:06 AM.

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#2 JonM33


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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:48 PM

Try Memtest86 and see if there is an issue: http://www.memtest86.com/

#3 hamluis



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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

Rather than use the link provided previously for testing RAM...suggest that you use Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool - http://www.memtest.org/#downiso.


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