Connectivity issues after adding 4GB RAM

September 3, 2010 at 21:10:43
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.4ghz quad-core/8GB RAM
I just installed another 4GB of RAM in my computer to max out my motherboard at 8GB. I'm running Vista 64-bit so it supports it. However, now my internet connectivity either disappears or is reduced from 130.0 mbps to 2.0 mbps. I have no idea why this would happen, the computer recognized the 8GB, but my internet is severely slowed. Please help!

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#1
September 4, 2010 at 07:10:57
Change the virtual memory setting to system managed.

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#2
September 4, 2010 at 19:59:50
Hmm, that didn't seem to work. It made my paging file size twice the recommended but my internet remains at 1 - 5.5 mbps at it's peak. Any other suggestions?
My network card is a Linksys WMP300N Wireless-N PCI-E card, but I never had any other problems until I installed the memory.

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#3
September 4, 2010 at 20:07:53
Are you sure that you matched the memory? It has to be exact.

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#4
September 4, 2010 at 20:24:50
It's almost exact. Patriot pc2-6400 800mhz. The only difference is that the new memory is 4-4-4-12 instead of 5-5-5-12.

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#5
September 4, 2010 at 21:04:00
Almost may be a problem. I'm not well schooled in hardware but I know that memory has to be exact. Where did you buy it?

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#6
September 4, 2010 at 21:12:09
I got it off ebay (I know, I know) but it's not the memory. If I run just 4GB of the new memory, everything works perfectly fine. Even 6GB works fine, but pulls me out of dual-channel. It's only when all 8GB are installed does the internet go crazy. It's so strange, when it's trying to connect and "identifying..." my network, it says I'm already connected with 130.0 mbps, but as soon as I actually connect to the internet it drops to 2.0 mbps.

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#7
September 5, 2010 at 06:43:14
Even if the new memory works alone, there still could be a slight mis-match that is causing the problem. You have to confirm or deny that with someone, either someone at a place such as tiger direct 800-800-8300
Or
I know of an expert hardware guy on IRC.

irc.2600.net #2600
ragefury

Login there. He'll have the answer.

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#8
September 5, 2010 at 08:15:04
If the problem was memory it should affect more than just the throughput of the nic..

Sounds more like a bug in the bios. Might want to lookup your mainboard and see if there is a firmware update for it that addresses this issue.


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