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Adding Ram causes display driver crash - need assistance please


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#1 535cheetah

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:49 PM

Problem: I installed 4 extra GB of ram to the existing 4GB of ram with 2 sticks. All 4 sticks are identical. when i did this and booted up, and clicked on chrome or pretty much anything, the screen would go black and would come back on and say "display driver stopped working and recovered" (358.91 I believe). It would do this anywhere from repeatedly until it BSOD and rebooted to a minute or so. It was fine though if i booted it up and didnt touch/click anything. I searched and had found that the timing may be off and to go into the bios and change it to manual, I did this and a few other small things but it did not work. I took the ram back out so I could type this...which now everything is fine again, but doesnt help me lol. I have hope that one of you tech genius's will have an idea :)

 

the pics included are what I did in the Bios and to give specs/info on my system. If anymore info is needed, please let me know. Even opening CPU-z would make it crash so I got lucky to get those pics. :(

 

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Edited by 535cheetah, 16 December 2015 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:00 PM

Actually, they are not identical because they have different clock speeds and CAS latencies, and the latter is what is most likely causing the problem.


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#3 535cheetah

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:08 PM

but physically the Ram I had bought years ago (shown below in pic) and the new ram I bought are the same? 

 

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:18 PM

Yes, physically, but that does not mean that they are exactly the same in terms of latency and all that other technical stuff.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:33 PM

So is there anything I can do then or do I need to get all new ram?



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Posted 18 December 2015 - 10:21 AM

This RAM seems to be for an old computer, so you are going to have trouble getting new RAM for this PC. The type of RAM you can get depends on your motherboard, and if you can find out what kind of RAM it supports, you can buy all new RAM with those specifications. Otherwise, it seems that you are out of luck.


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Posted 18 December 2015 - 10:54 AM

535, you may need to email the computer's manufacturer and get the geeky tech specs of all possible RAM the installed motherboard can actually work with.  Take those geeky tech specs to a computer store, and ensure sales/service get you what your computer will use.  While the sales literature will give possibilities, the geeky tech sheets will give the deep down truth of what actually can be used.


Edited by RolandJS, 18 December 2015 - 10:55 AM.

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