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I Upgraded My Ram


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#1 andrewe_66

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:06 AM

FRom .5gM to 1GB, I boot the computer it sits thee loading windows and goes no further. SO i reboot and load safe mode which off course works. I return the compter to its original condition, still the same. Any Ideas?
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:34 AM

Does still the same mean the computer will not boot in the original configuration?
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 02:11 PM

yes, back to how it was

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 03:35 PM

Did you follow safe practices when installing the memory? All you have to do is touch a stick of memory without first discharging static electricity from your body and it's cratered.

You need to download a memory tester, which will run independent of the operating system, and burn the .iso to a CD or floppy. Check out Memtest86 and/or Microsoft Memory Test. If the memory test is satisfactory after several hours of running with no errors, then the problem is that you've messed up the operating system - something that can happen if there's something wrong with the memory.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:03 PM

The stick of Ram you installed could also be the wrong Ram for the computer.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:39 PM

Remove your new ram to set the computer back to the hardware configuration it was before. If it boots normally, then the problem has to do with the new piece of ram. Like what was suggested: It might be the wrong type of ram, or if it is an additional piece, it may work well with other pieces.
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:36 PM

I recommend you run the Crucial System Scanner to verify you have the right ram type and speed.
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:47 PM

It may also be that even if your motherboard supports the new ram it still has to match the type of the ram that was already installed.




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