Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:14 PM
Had a query regarding a RAM upgrade that I just did that has caused some problems.
My computer specs are as below, comp is approx 4 months old. First build for me, and there have been soem teething problems, but nothing extreme.
The problem arose just recently, when I purchased another 2Gb of Patriot RAM to upgrade the system to 4Gb.
The RAM is identical.
When I initially slotted the new RAM alongside the old, the comp failed to boot. Removed it and it booted fine.
Then, I increased the motherboard RAM voltage by 0.4v to 2.2v as recommended by Patriot for this RAM. The 2 Gb worked fine after this.
I then added the new 2Gb alongside.
The computer woudl then boot, but recognizes only 3.5Gb in System.
In addition, the comp runs unstable, with frequent error messages.
The RAM is HOT, almost too hot to keep a finger on it right after shutting down.
I have not played with the timings or OC'ed the RAM ( as I am planning to do as soon as this issue is sorted out)
The PCU is stock, not OC'd.
I tried to run MS RAM diagnostic utility, and got failure across the board, with the exception of MATS and INVC, which passed. I have no idea what this means, but I tried to get as much info before posting here.
I'm not a complete n00b, nor do I have crazy skills. Just looking for a helping hand with some experitse for sorting this issue.
Many thanks in advance for your help,
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