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Installed RAM, Computer Freezes


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#1 Balemore

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Where to begin? Perhaps by first listing that my computer hardware skills are less than good, but that I know enough to know what goes where and all that basic jazz. On to the problem.

So my computer is largely "stock" with an "aftermarket" graphics card and power supply, and the RAM is also, of course, stock. To go into more detail it seems to be "dual slot" banks with 2 banks total. This computer ran completely hassle-free before hand, except for slowness with certain applications, so I purchased two new sticks of ram.

OLD RAM(2): http://www.itcreations.com/view_product.asp?product_id=27576
NEW RAM(2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178332
(4096MB ---> 8192MB)


If I could keep all four of them in there, that would be a beautiful thing, but right now I'd be content if I could just get the two new sticks in and working. Upon initial installing, both of them did work, for about 10 minutes after logging in before freezing. Which was then followed by consistent freezing before even signing in. I'm sure this has something to do with frequencies and timing, but my knowledge on those concepts are...largely non-existent. I would really appreciate someone who knows a bit more than me shedding some light on this, thanks!


COMPUTER SPECS:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion P6000 Series (NOTE, THIS IS REFURBISHED, MOTHERBOARD IS THIS http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/For-HP-Motherboard-620887-001-For-HP-desktop-mainboard-H-Alvorix-RS880-uATX-Alvorix-P6640F-AMD/606212_551081338.html )
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/07/10 08:41:32 Ver: 6.04
Processor: AMD Athlon™ II X4 640 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 2203MB used, 6641MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

Edited by Balemore, 19 January 2013 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Can you link the actual computer you have? a google search shows the only results I have on a p6000 desktop as using DDR2 ram, not DDR3.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

Can you link the actual computer you have? a google search shows the only results I have on a p6000 desktop as using DDR2 ram, not DDR3.



Sorry about that, I forgot to mention that the computer's motherboard was refurbished. Here's the actual motherboard:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/For-HP-Motherboard-620887-001-For-HP-desktop-mainboard-H-Alvorix-RS880-uATX-Alvorix-P6640F-AMD/606212_551081338.html

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

Im not finding a lot of information on that board, its possible that memory just plain isnt compatible. The old sticks work just fine? and what CPU do you have in it by any chance?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Thanks for keeping up with the replies. Yeah I replaced the old sticks in there (bank 0) and they work fine. I tried loading one stick at a time of the "New" ram and doing it that way, but again no deal. At this point I'm just considering returning them and seeing if they have samsung ram available.

Probably going to get these:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/380720/8GB_DDR3-1600_PC3-12800_CL11_UDIMM_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_Two_4GB_Memory_Modules


*EDIT* Just traded them in for those, going to try them now in Bank 1

Edited by Balemore, 19 January 2013 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

I would suspect then the memory modules are either defective, or incompatible. They motherboard only takes non-ECC ram, I cant find anywhere that suggests whether that RAM is ECC or not. Maybe your issue. may just be incompatible, some memory just plain dont work with some motherboards. I would instead of playing lucky guess with them, go here and use their memory scanner to find exactly what will work in your system.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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