DDR memory problem

April 20, 2011 at 12:22:07
Specs: Windows XP, 256 (768)
I decided to put some more memory in my old desktop while I am waithing lappy from repair

Anyhow I have 256 kingston ram in sempron 2500 with XP sp1....and I bought 2x256 also kingston because I have 3 slots....BUT when I instaled it on motherboard I got problem....in bios it says I have 768mb now so it recognized it but than before starting windows it says there is while missing....something like windows32driver missing.....so I guess I need to find some drivers or what?Can anyone help me please


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#1
April 20, 2011 at 12:33:39
Does the computer eventually boot to WinXP or not? Installing additional RAM should not have caused that problem. Did you mess around with any cards or wiring while inside the case? Did you unplug the computer before doing anything else?

Did you try rolling back to the original RAM only?

If not, try that and then update to SP3. Get SP3 at the link below.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...


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#2
April 20, 2011 at 12:50:14
No it havent got me to windows....just said to press r to reboot and its all over again than....I havent messed with anything else and yes I unpluged it....after I removed new added memory all works same like before

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#3
April 20, 2011 at 12:58:09
Then install SP3 and then try the memory again. The memory you bought may not be compatible with your motherboard. Go to crucial.com and run their online scan tool to determine what type and how much RAM you can install. RAM comes in different densities (MB per chip on the stick) as well as total capacity per stick.

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#4
April 20, 2011 at 13:30:15
From Crucial I got I can use 333 ( 2700 ) and 400 ( 3200 )....in my comp is 333 and those two were pared and they are both 400 ( 3200 )

There is this info on crucial "When using DDR400 (PC3200) the system supports a maximum of 2 banks of memory, when using DDR333 (PC2700) the system supports a maximum of 4 banks of memory. A single DIMM will either have 1 or 2 banks of memory."

Does this have to do with anything?
PS. In order to change sp, do I have to reinstal whole windows or that can be done like with patch?


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#5
April 20, 2011 at 13:45:16
Sounds like you can only use ONE additional stick of RAM.

SP3 just installs on top of what you currently are running.


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#6
April 20, 2011 at 13:53:01
I just tried to remove original memory and to leave only new because of that info that I found but than screen was black when I turned computer on :(

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#7
April 20, 2011 at 13:54:22
I have 3 slots...How is posible I can only use 2? And when I left those 2 memories it still havent worked....I can use 3

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#8
April 20, 2011 at 16:39:33
Haha....it works with SP3...thank you very much budy :)

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#9
April 20, 2011 at 19:46:36
No problem

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