Solved My computer freezes with two rams

May 18, 2012 at 14:05:40
Specs: Windows 7, E8200/2x2 GB Kingston 800 mhz
Hello,
I just bought a Kingston 2 GB DDR2 800MHz KVR800D2N6/2G ram and installed it. Before i installed it, i'd had already the same ram. my computer now has 4gb (2x2) ram and it works perfectly for about 1-2 hours but after that it freezes and i can't do anything to my computer except restarting it. What can i do to fix this problem? I'm pretty sure both rams aren't broken because they work fine when they work singly in each slot.
Sorry for my bad english
Thanks for helping.

ps: I have an Asus P5KC motherboard.


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#1
May 18, 2012 at 15:02:05
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If you have an E8200, you should be running DDR2-667 or you should drop the speed of your DDR2-800 to 667. Have you manually configured the memory settings in the BIOS? Did you test the RAM with memtest?

http://www.memtest.org/


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#2
May 18, 2012 at 15:24:09
No I haven't configured the memory settings and yes I have an E8200. I didn't test the ram i don't know how to use Memtest but I'll try to drop the speed to 667 then i'll let you know.
Thank you so much

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#3
May 18, 2012 at 15:57:26
"I didn't test the ram i don't know how to use Memtest"

You need to do that. I supplied a link in my other response. Download memtest86+, create the CD, boot off it & let it run for a while (one hour minimum). It will keep running until you stop it or until it encounters a major problem. If you see anything in red such as seen HERE, the RAM is probably defective.


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#4
May 18, 2012 at 16:20:34
OK. I'll try it but it hasn't freezed since I dropped the speed (about one hour). I'll let you know if I have any further problems.
Thank you again.

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#5
May 18, 2012 at 21:03:53
Also sometimes you get two stick of memory that you think are the same but you fail to read all of the specs and end up with memory with different Timings. These are the other numbers that are listed with the memory Like 4-4-4-12 or 5-5-5-18 which you may have overlooked. If this is the case, manually set the timings to the 'looser' timings (the higher number set) and see if that helps. Also look at the recommended voltages, if one is listed as 1.8V and the other is 2.0V then try 1.9V or 2.0V.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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