2GB Ram too much for XP ?

November 24, 2005 at 07:59:10
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon XP 2800+

I had 1GB of ram but i play battlefield 2 online so i bought another 1GB of ram for an overall of 2GB but my computers acts up a lot when i have 2 GB installed, windows crashes a lot, sound goes, BSOD appears often, is there anything i can do to make my pc handle 2GB of memory ? thx for any info

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November 24, 2005 at 08:09:18

RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff

Memory(RAM), test program for downloading:

Us knowing BSOD errors may help.

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November 24, 2005 at 08:19:39

I think the title 2GB Ram too much for XP? should have been written as 2GB Ram too much for my mobo?


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November 24, 2005 at 08:35:02

Hi, I found that this happened to me and wike said before it appears to be that my mobo cant hadle it even though it is supposed to. Another theory is are you using the same brand and type of memory cuz this makes a difference!


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November 24, 2005 at 08:49:44

nah the post title is correct, because a friend of mine has just bought lots of top notch computer parts and i built his pc for him, he has athlon 64 3500+, 2 XFX Geforce 7800 graphics card (Dual PCI Express cards), 3GB of memory, and an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard, and when trying to add anymore than 1GB of memory to it he gets problems with his too, his computers says "system failed memory test" through his speakers. all the memory is of the same brand, seems a little weird we both get the same problem and we have tottaly different spec machines

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November 24, 2005 at 08:51:10

More the memory, more are the areas for the charge to reside in. However, more are the chances of errors...try and do this. Try and run the memory test(as suggested), and then try and remove the RAM cards and exchange their places. Unbelievably, that works!(dont ask me why/how!)


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November 24, 2005 at 09:43:59

yeah i tried that many times, many different memory allocations didnt change anything, is there no settings in windows XP itself to allow it to manage the memory and to make the operating system more stable ?

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November 24, 2005 at 13:31:28

You can't correct hardware with software.

Might want to post what memory chips you are using. For example I see no mention of the type of ram being used or even if the specs match between them. let alone match your mainboard requirements.

By the fact with one you don't crash and with two you do, indicates a ram problem which is usually a mismatch or not completely mainboard compatable.

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November 25, 2005 at 00:02:42

<<is there no settings in windows XP itself to allow it to manage the memory and to make the operating system more stable ?>>

If you have RAM problems, or if it is mismatched or too much for the motherboard, Windows can do nothing!

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November 26, 2005 at 09:04:36

my motherboard is the KT6 Delta series
it doesnt say in the motherboard manual that it can only use specific types of RAM, the RAM i have isnt a quality set but just Novatechs own branded ones, im using one 1GB and one 512MB RAM chips.
1.5GB of RAM seems to work ok but if i add the other 512MB it causes many problems.
There is nothing wrong with the last 512MB chip because i used it for a long time before purchasing the other 1GB chip.
i have tried many different allocations but still same problem, and all the memory sticks are the same brand, all 3 RAM chips i have are exactly the same apart from size, 2 512's and one 1GB.

thx for any more info on this subject

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December 3, 2005 at 06:49:46

I'v exactly the same problem: 2GB RAM makes blue screens all the time, no blue screens, with 1GB. Memory is tested and okay.
Does anybody run Windows XP with 2GB RAM?

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December 8, 2005 at 06:18:31

i have 3gb ram dual channel 2x1gb and 2x512mb and it runs soooo smoothly for games, in particualar i can run Battlefield 2 in high settings and Fs2004 has no stuttering at busy airports with lots of traffic......highly recommend it if your MOBO can take it.

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