PC rebooting

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January 23, 2009 at 05:08:14
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Pent 4 HT 3.2
Just build a new cpu from spare parts I had laying around but had to buy a new Aopen I9445GM-PILF mobo and the Pent4 HT 3.2Ghz chip.Had trouble with installing XP as it would say trouble installing files.. Fixed that by leaving in one ram stick and XP installed fine. OK, PC is stable with one 1 gig crucial chip in it. If I try to add more Ram it loads into windows for about a minute then reboots and keeps rebooting. Take out the 2nd ram chip and no more rebooting. The RAM is brand new. I'm ruling out the RAM as I have older RAM that works in it but Putting in more than 1 stick causes the reboots. IS it the mobo or a setting in the BIOS??


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#1
January 23, 2009 at 05:25:12
no its the RAM...chk the ram compatibility..means if its a sdram, ddr , ddr2 ram??? u cant install nay other ram which ur motherboard doesnt support..!

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#2
January 23, 2009 at 05:27:12
It's DDR2 667. The mobo supports this RAM

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#3
January 23, 2009 at 05:31:46
The mobo is an Aopen I945GM-PILF. I can't find the mobo on the Aopen site which is weird....If you search on ebay look for a aopen i945gm-pilf and it will come up

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#4
January 23, 2009 at 05:37:12
It appears that your board has 4 DIMM slots & accepts up to 1GB per slot. If you're running an 800MHz FSB P4, you should be using DDR2-533. Although it's rare that new RAM is defective, it does happen. You should ALWAYS test new RAM with memtest86 or memtest86+ before putting it into service.

http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

http://www.memtest.org/


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#5
January 23, 2009 at 05:39:30
Does computer still work if you put the 2nd ram
in the slot of the 1st one ????

You do not state that you have tryed that.


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#6
January 23, 2009 at 05:46:40
It works with the first dimm slot filled. I haven't tried putting it into DIMM slot2,3,or 4 with just one stick. I will try that. The mobo says it supports 1066 or 800 FSB. The RAM is 667. Is there a setting in the bios where I check these settings.. Seems weird that it works fine with one stick. The older RAM I have is PC 5300 which works fine in another PC but not in this one if I add two sticks..

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#7
January 26, 2009 at 13:22:41
Ok, here is what I did.. Slot 1 works fine. slot 1 and 2 will reboot. Slot 1 and 3 reboots, slot 1 and 4 reboots. Slot 2 works fine with one dimm installed. Slot 2 and 3 reboots. Slot 2 and 4 works fine. I noticed when it booted up a message went by that said something like duel channel enabled which I never saw before. It's stable so I'm not messing with it anymore..... Thanks for all your suggestions..

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