New RAM Windows Linux

April 7, 2009 at 14:49:52
Specs: XP Pro Ubuntu, 2.8 AMD/2gigs
Motherboard GA 7n 400pro
RAM: MEM 1Gx2|CORSAIR TWINX2048-3200C2PT
CPU: AMD
Windows XP / Ubuntu 2 hard drives.

I installed the new RAM. Ubuntu boots just fine and works with no problems. Windows boots, but anytime i click on anything like firefox or my computer the system crashes and restarts.

I know that the motherboard is good and the RAM is fine because Linux is working perfect.

Thoughts?

Thanks



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#1
April 7, 2009 at 15:15:53
"I know that the motherboard is good and the RAM is fine because Linux is working perfect"

Doesn't mean it's so. You should always test your RAM with memtest86 before putting it into service.

Looking at what few specs you provided, I know your CPU is not 2.8 because the fastest socket A was only 2.2GHz. I assume you have a 2800+ which runs at 333MHz FSB (166MHz frequency)? If so, dial down your RAM speed to DDR333 (166MHz frequency) to match the CPU. With a socket A system, anything other than 1:1 ratio hurts performance.

Good board though...make sure to tweak your BIOS settings.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...


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#2
April 7, 2009 at 18:05:41
"If so, dial down your RAM speed to DDR333"

So i would do that in Bios? Your right its not a 2.8.


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#3
April 7, 2009 at 19:24:00
Did you run memtest86 yet to confirm the RAM is good?

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



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#4
April 8, 2009 at 11:05:18
Yes. RAM is good.

Sorry to have wasted your time. I figured it out. I put the RAM sticks in the same slot right next to each other. Once i took one out and put it in the other slot the computer is purring. I would like to still put the RAM speed down to DDR333. I booted into BIOS can could not figure out where to do that.


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