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#1 sod_IT

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

Hi I'm working on a package bell Utow-rio with 512mb ddr2 ram. I installed an additional module of 512mb ddr2 pc5300 from crucial. I think the clock speed is different, the label on the existing one is mt8htf6464ay-53ed7.

When I have both modules I get the blue screen, separately they worked ok although I noticed the new module on it's own only showed 382mb.

Do I need to buy in pairs ?

Thanks for any advise!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:52 PM

Ideally (but not always necessarily) the two sticks of ram should be identical. If you have two different speeds, they will both run at the slower speed. Before buying the ram did you use the analyzer on Crucial's site?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:38 PM

What voltages are the sticks? In my experience, mixing voltages sometimes causes instability such as blue screens. Ideally you want both sticks being identical-but when it comes down to it, you want the voltage and timings to match up more often then the speed.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:40 AM

Yes I checked on crucials site which recommend 512mb ddr2 5200, which I've not been able to find online.

Do you think it would be better to buy a second module?

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:43 AM

well, if they both run stable individually and pass memtest86+ tests with flying colors, then I would say that they are incompatible with each other, probably due to mixed voltages, and purchasing another identical stick should solve the problem. Though, I would verify that both sticks are indeed good by running memtest86+ on each for at least half an hour to an hour each individually, to ensure that neither stick is defective.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:38 AM

Thanks, I researched the original memory make and it's pc4200. I've ordered a pair and see how it goes!

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:42 AM

Thanks, I researched the original memory make and it's pc4200. I've ordered a pair and see how it goes!


You should be fine then. Thanks for the update.




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