Upgraded from 256MB to 1256MB

May 16, 2010 at 07:17:03
Specs: Windows XP
I have upgraded from 256MB of RAM to 1256MB. The windows normal screen works fine. But when i connect to internet the monitor screen flickers and the PC hangs. I have interchanged the RAM slots but still there is no use. I even cleaned the RAM slots and the edge connectors.

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#1
May 16, 2010 at 07:43:28
ok the screen flickers due to refresh rate
and due to ur vid card change the refresh rate to 75 hertz
and post ur vid card specs

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#2
May 16, 2010 at 10:58:09
This obviously has nothing to do with the video card or refresh rate.

Download memtest86+ and let it run for a few hours.
http://www.memtest.org/

Also make sure that your memory slots and modules are dust free.

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#3
May 17, 2010 at 08:14:32
guys i used the siw.exe software t check the details about the RAM.

It shows following details
Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 100.2 MHz
Memory Timings 3-2-2-5 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

RAM1-
Device Locator Slot 1
Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Type DDR (PC3200)
Speed 200 MHz
Supported Frequencies 166.7 MHz, 200.0 MHz
Memory Timings 2-3-3-7-0 at 166.7 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 3-3-3-8-0 at 200.0 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No

RAM2-
Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Jade Star Technologies
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type DDR (PC2100)
Speed 133 MHz
Supported Frequencies 100.0 MHz, 133.3 MHz
Memory Timings 2-2-2-5-0 at 100.0 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 2-3-3-6-0 at 133.3 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No


Is there any problems. Please look into the details and let me know.
Thanks a lot


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#4
May 17, 2010 at 10:34:09
It would help to know the make/model of your motherboard & which CPU you're running.

"Is there any problems"

For starters, you mixed PC2100 (DDR266) & PC3200 (DDR400) but it appears they're only running at 100MHz DRAM frequency.

You need to run memtest86 as was suggested.


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#5
May 20, 2010 at 19:11:23
Hello guys,

I checked my memories using the memtest86 and for both it showed no errors. I tested both the memories individually by inserting them in the slot1.
What next should i do.


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#6
May 24, 2010 at 08:36:18
I have tested both the memories together plugged in the RAM slots. The memtest showed no errors. But still i have the problem. Guys please help.

Thanks.


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#7
May 24, 2010 at 14:50:37
Why is your RAM running at the wrong speed?

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#8
May 24, 2010 at 15:34:19
"The windows normal screen works fine. But when i connect to internet
the monitor screen flickers and the PC hangs. "
does this mean windows boots normally and you have no problems until you attempt to open whatever browser you are using?

larry


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#9
May 27, 2010 at 09:01:19
yes larryf215, what u r saying is correct.
what shud i do.

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#10
May 27, 2010 at 09:02:17
"Why is your RAM running at the wrong speed?"

hello Jam,i donot why is this so.
please help


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#11
May 27, 2010 at 17:58:08
I think you have to try another browser, just to see if the problem
continues. What browser are you attempting to use?

larry


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#12
May 28, 2010 at 05:55:50
well larry,

i tried with both internet explorer and firefox.
both gets hanged.


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#13
May 28, 2010 at 17:01:37
I see that you tested both sticks individually but, I don't see that you have you tried taking out the new one and see if the problem continues.

larry


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#14
May 31, 2010 at 02:51:37
Hello larry,

when i remove the new one open internet with the old one there is no problem.


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#15
May 31, 2010 at 08:39:37
Its sounds like incompatable ram. If the pc is an OEM like dell or Hp, post the model number. Post a link to where you bought the ram. ebay?

larry


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#16
June 9, 2010 at 05:09:09
larry,

its an assembled PC and not from the OEMs.
I got the ram from local supplier.


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