Vista reboots with ram upgrade

Micro-star international K8n neo2 platin...
July 11, 2010 at 06:59:55
Specs: Vista 64, 1ghz / 512mb
I am a bit confused by this. I have two MSI MS-7030 Motherboards which supports 2GB of Ram. One run's XP / Linux and the other runs Vista 64 bit. Both boards are identical " bought at same time" and have same bios version. I wanted to upgrade the ram to two gig in the vista computer from the previous 1.5gig. As soon as I swap out the 512 MB stick for the gig stick the computer boots Vista starts and gets to the green bar that scrolls and it reboots. It does this over and over. It's like vista doesn't like that i'm giving it more memory? I can take out the 1 gig, put the 512 back in and it boots up " I have to press boot normaly after all the reboots" It doesn't seem to matter which slot or which stick of ram is in it I can't get vista to fully boot with more than 1.5GB.

Now the other computer with the same board will boot XP or Linux 32 bit with 2 gig of ram with no problem.

Am I missing something with vista? Why would it boot up so far, and just reboot by adding memory? I would typically think hardware issue but I know both memory slots work and the ram all works in any other computer I try it in.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#1
July 12, 2010 at 07:14:56
I have known cases where two different brands of ram modules just will not "play together". In the end I had to scrap the existing installed ram and put in only identical modules (same brand and same specs, from same supplier). That did the trick but I had to spend more as well as throw the old ram away.

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#2
July 12, 2010 at 15:38:36
I had tried two identical sticks of Kingston ram and also used 1 kingston and one patriot brand "1 gb each" Both of them boot up the computer but still won't load windows. It gets just before the windows logo and chime then reboots.

MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW


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#3
August 1, 2010 at 01:39:49
try formatting ur OS

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#4
August 1, 2010 at 09:21:26
did you think of unchecking automatically restart so that you get the BSOD and can post the exact error?

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