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#1 Drjfunguy

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:43 PM

Computer keeps rebooting if I try to stick 2 sticks of 256mb ram into my computer. It will work with 1 stick of 256mb and 1 stick of 128mb but not with the 2 sticks of 256mb.

Both the 256mb sticks are made by edge and their 256MB PC133 DIMM if that helps.

My computer is Windows XP:

20GB harddrive (about to be 80GB)
535MHZ Processor.

If you need more info ask and I can probaly tell yea.

Thank You in advance for all your help!

Edited by Drjfunguy, 29 December 2006 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:59 PM

check your mobo specs to see what you need to know

also what slots are you putting them in, Not that it matters just curious

your mobo will probably support atleast 1.5 gigs of ram, if not more, Considering its a 533 mhz Im assuming its rather old so Ill give it that

Iunno that's about all I got, make sure your computer can handle it, and make sure its set in right...and make sure everythings clean inside..

#3 Drjfunguy

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:02 AM

Everything is clean and I'm putting them in the only two slots there are. I'm decent with computers but not the best and not sure what the mobo is.

The computer was first configured for Windows 98 but has been upgraded a bit and now with windows xp with a Pentium 3 processor.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:37 AM

if its a p3 then Im pretty sure it'll support more than what you're trying to put, So the problem is either with the tsick you got, or something to do with your mobo, or CPU something liek that

oh yea

and a good and easy way to find out what your motherboard is, is to run programs like sisoft sandra which can be found Here basically you just do a computer scan, If I remember it correctly and you will be shown your entire hardware setup including GFX card, RAM type and amount, Mobo, Processor etc.. And from there you can figure out the specs of your mobo

My deepest and best guess though is that theres something faulty with one of the sticks

Edited by resp, 30 December 2006 - 12:40 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:55 AM

I"m going to give memtest a try then i'll give your idea a try ty for the help :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:17 PM

both sticks of memory are good. one my dads friend is throwing around the idea that the computer has to keep one of the original sticks of ram in it to run but neither of the 128mb sticks are originals. now i'm going to run the sisoft sandra and get the mobo info and stuff.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:24 AM

that program wouldn't work for me resp. i downloaded and installed and tried to launch but wouldn't work :-S

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:12 AM

You sure it can support that much ram? My dad has a computer from like 1999-2000 that can only support up to 256mb of ram. Maybe yours only supports up to 384mb.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:24 PM

how far did you get it before it wouldnt' work? was it upon opening it that it wouldnt open or?....

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:53 PM

Specs, we need specs!!! :thumbsup:

Here's a link to a program that you don't have to install - and which will give you a whole bunch of info about your system: http://www.gtopala.com/index.html
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:29 AM

I'm checking out this site for the specs and to resp I couldn't get the program to open at all I'd click it to launch and it wouldn't do anything!

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:40 AM

SYSTEM INFO:
Property Value
Machine Type AT/AT COMPATIBLE

Disk Space Disk C: 6737 MB Available, 19517 MB Total, 6737 MB Free

Physical Memory 383 MB Total, 152 MB Free
Memory Load 60%

Virtual Memory 730 MB Total, 378 MB Free

SwapFile 384 MB
Max used 197 MB
In use 197 MB
Registry Size 5 MB (current), 54 MB (maximum)

Profile GUID {e0e36bc0-6dc0-11da-be7f-806d6172696f}

The system clock interval 10 ms

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed


MOTHERBOARD:
Property Value
Manufacturer Asus
Model HAWK
Version 1.08
Serial Number xxxxxxxxxxxx

Chipset Vendor Intel Corporation
Chipset Model 82810E 810e Host-Hub Interface and Memory Controller
South Bridge 82801AA 8xx Chipset LPC Interface Bridge
SMBus Intel Corporation 82801AA 8xx Chipset SMBus Controller @10B0h

CPU Intel Pentium III
Cpu Socket Socket 370
Processor Upgrade

Memory Summary

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed


BIOS Version PTLTD - 6040000
PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0.F
BIOS Date 11/29/99


CPU INFO:
Property Value
Number of CPU(s) One Physical Processor / One Core / One Logical Processor
Vendor GenuineIntel
CPU Full Name Intel Pentium III
CPU Code Name Coppermine
Technology 0.18
Platform Name Socket 370
Type Original OEM processor
FSB Mode SDR
Platform ID 4
Microcode ID 11
Type ID 0
CPU Clock 530.02
System Bus Clock 132.51
System Clock 132.51
Multiplier 4.00
Original Clock 533.33
Original Bus Clock 133.33
Original System Clock 133.33
Original Multiplier 4.00
L2 Cache Speed 530.02 MHz
L2 Cache Speed Full
CPU Family / Model / Stepping 6 / 8 / 1
Brand ID 02
L1 I-Cache 16 KB
L1 D-Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB
RDMSR CC840000 00000000 00000000 00000000
MMX Yes
MMX+ No
SSE Yes
SSE2 No
SSE3 No
SSSE3 No
3DNow! No
3DNow!+ No
DualCore No
HyperThreading No
IA-64 No
AMD64 No
Intel 64 (EM64T) No
XD No
VT No
SpeedStep No
PowerNow! No
LongHaul No
LongRun No
Architecture x86

#13 Drjfunguy

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:42 AM

Property Value
Memory Summary


Device Locator Slot 1
Serial Number 00000000
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage LVTTL (not 5V tolerant)
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 s
Manufacturing Date N/A
EPP SPD Support No


Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Hyundai Electronics
Part Number 7V651601BTFG-10S
Serial Number 9709C129
Capacity 128 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage LVTTL (not 5V tolerant)
Error Correction None
Refresh Normal (15.625 s)
Manufacturing Date 2053, Week 99
EPP SPD Support No

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed


Hopefully thats enough info if theres something that isn't there that you might need to know let me know specific and I'll try to get it!

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:43 AM

Hawk Aka "MEW-VM"

your mobo apparently if Im looking at the right model supports 512 megs of ram as a MAX, Which begs the question as to why it won't work with maximum ram.. and that's got me..for now..lol

Edited by resp, 01 January 2007 - 02:45 AM.


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Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:47 AM

It seems that this mobo may have been recalled because of intermittent rebooting problems (last post): http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/...599209+28353475

One suggested workaround was to unplug it, hold the power button for a few seconds, then plug it back in and try again. This only worked some of the time.
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