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Computer won't boot up with 2 DD2 Sticks


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#1 spage0987

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

Hello everyone,
I have a Emachine t5082
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-t5082/1707-3118_7-32329694.html
I recently bought two 1gb DDR2-533 Ram sticks. Now when i put both sticks in it will not boot. When I pull one out it will boot. THen when I put my old 512 memory stick in along with one 1gb stick I get a blue screen of death....Can I get any help?

Thanks

Edited by spage0987, 25 May 2012 - 07:46 PM.


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#2 jhayz

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

It means one stick is causing the error or blackscreen as being faulty or not supported by the machine. I suggest clearing(removing or reinserting) the CMOS battery first before adding any new RAM if this usually happen. Check online for the RAM speed your machine supports. You can visit crucial website for the inquiry.

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#3 spage0987

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:50 PM

Im very positive the ram speed is correct.....and I did the CMOS thing and still no boot....it just sits there......does nothing

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:06 PM

According to crucial - http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=T5082

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

This is what I bought
http://www.ebay.com/itm/310219520259?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_4530wt_922

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:34 PM

Given that both sticks are ddr2 and of same capacity, the only thing I could suggest is either one RAM is faulty or the speed which varies on both links might be a hardware compatibility issue on the RAM speed for the TMachine model. As the documentation does not sight any recommended RAM speed which could be the only thing that might have created this booting problem or error. Is the TMachine picky? We don't know unless we have tried other types of RAM available and compatible.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

Both sticks are fine Ive swapped them out and they work fine.....do i need to do something with the voltage?

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:48 PM

The only other thing is to check on BIOS (if available) the video/grpahics shared memory and try lowering it or try loading system defaults. You can only configure this when a stick of RAM you mention you were able to boot successfully. Then go to BIOS and enter the menu setup.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

ahhh....i just installed a GeForce 8400GS it has 512MB DDR2 memory....so im thinking that might have something to do with it since the motherboards max RAM space is 2gb.....also the ram chips are getting really! hot

Edited by spage0987, 25 May 2012 - 10:12 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:12 AM

The modules may not be compatible...as in high-density vs low-density modules.

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Standard-DRAM-Memory/High-Density-and-Low-Density/td-p/526

<<I just installed a GeForce 8400GS it has 512MB DDR2 memory....so im thinking that might have something to do with it since...>>

RAM on a video card...has absolutely nothing to do with system RAM. The RAM on a video card means that there is no reliance on system RAM for video function, as there was in former days.

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