BSOD occurs if 2 ram chips

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April 1, 2010 at 04:49:13
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,

I am on windows xp 32bit my system config is

core2quad
intel q45
2x2g ram [3.25 usable as i m on 32bit os]

Now the problem is i get bsod's many times like every 10mins.

This problem wont occur if i remove 1 ram chip and run on 1 chip of 2gb. In this condition it runs smootly.

And if i add another chip there comes the bsod. I am sure that there is no problem with my RAM as both the RAM chips works perfectly if added individually. I read previously answered queries here and i tried to change RAM usage in MAXMEM in boot.ini to exact 3gb but it wont change more than 2048MB. If i dont select the MAXMEM in boot.ini and add both the chips bsods occur and if i keep it checked to 2048MB in boot.ini and both the chips are added too then it works perfectly. Now what shall i do to use my remaning RAM memory? atleast i should get 3gb memory of 4gb. Waiting eagerly for the response. Thank you.

Regards
Zaker


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#1
April 1, 2010 at 04:56:48
What's the make and model # of your Mobo?

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#2
April 1, 2010 at 05:58:53
Mobo name : Pegatron
Mobo model : IPMEL-Q5

Plz help me out soon....


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#3
April 1, 2010 at 06:24:53
http://www.memtest.org/

You can download this program and run a test on your memory.

Also look at your Mobo manual and make sure you're using the right slots for dual channel mode. Are the ram chips the same make and voltages?


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#4
April 1, 2010 at 06:48:24
I already did memtest and it showed no errors.

And i added both chips at right place as guided. Still problem persists.

And 1 more thing i m unable to resolve. Why cant i increase the Ram memory usage in MAXMEM in boot.ini?

It just takes max upto 2gb and if i unselect it then the 3.25gb RAM is usable but bsod occurs in this case.

Please somebody help me out soon. Ill be very glad to receive any help. Thanks in advance.


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#5
April 1, 2010 at 07:32:20
You talk of a BSOD message, but not what it says.
Since that is a secret, then you can look it up here ---
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm
KNOWLEDGE BASE LINKS STOP MESSAGES

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#6
April 1, 2010 at 08:18:54
Is the RAM a matched pair? Did you manually configure the memory settings in the BIOS? Running the RAM at the correct voltage is very important. Check the RAM manufacturer's specs & make sure your BIOS settings are setup accordingly.

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#7
April 1, 2010 at 08:18:56
i get bsod's many times like every 10mins.
Why not post the EXACT error message?

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#8
April 1, 2010 at 11:04:17
OK below is an image link to my bsod

http://www.piccler.com/images/99872...

I get this if i use both RAM at a time and i say that both RAM are matched pair, both are 2gb with 667mhz same manufacture aswell. Is there anything else left now ? I am totally messed with this bulls--- error. :(


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#9
April 1, 2010 at 11:18:40
They seem to be incompatible for some weird reason.
Do you really need more than 2GB? Most people don't.

To check your memory usage, open up the Task Manager (ctrl+alt+del).
Open up the Performance tab.
On the bottom left you should see 'Commit Charge' (K)
'Total' is the amount of memory being used at the current time
'Limit' is the amount of 'virtual' memory available to use (your RAM + the Pagefile)
'Peak' is the highest amount of memory that has been used since the last boot
If the 'Peak' number is less than the amount of RAM that you have, that means that you have enough RAM for your current workload. You are using the (hard drive) Pagefile very little, and adding more RAM will not speed up your system to any appreciable extent.

If you have an application that you think uses a lot of memory, Start it up and recheck.


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#10
April 1, 2010 at 11:27:09
Thanx for reply but i do need 2gb+ ram as i do heavy work on .net , photoshop and also i play latest games which requires min of 2gb and 4gb recommended.

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#11
April 1, 2010 at 11:38:56
What Edition of XP do you have ???

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#12
April 1, 2010 at 12:53:27
I know that this appears to be hardware related, but does the BSOD occur if you boot up in safe mode ?

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#13
April 1, 2010 at 12:57:57
R.N. 12 brings up another thought ----

To have more RAM available at startup,
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
msconfig
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.


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#14
April 1, 2010 at 17:35:19
--> I got win xp sp3 installed.

--> In safe mode bsod is very rare, so far just 1 time in safe mode.


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#15
April 1, 2010 at 19:03:13
Have you done a spyware or antivirus scan in safe mode ? One website pointed to wxyz.sys as related to a virus. Of course you would have to ask how it could be a virus when you don't get the BSOD with 2 GB of RAM, but it's still worth a scan. I also don't think you responded to jam in response 6.

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#16
April 1, 2010 at 21:18:54
Hello,

I work for a large network security firm, your problem is a virus that affects certin drivers in the computer and trys to replace them. First download and install HijackThis (http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/) Scan your computer you should find the virus and beable to rid it from your system. If that does not work try VundoFix (http://www.tinyurl.com/9uaag)

This is a very tricky virus to get rid of depending on how it has manifested, you might want to do a clean install of windows to be safe.

As far as y only 2gb of memory run stable is due to the curroption of the drives that are first loaded from boot up, the virus occupies certin parts RAM and when windows xp is loaded into ram im guessing you have a lot of start up programs, there for the virus will not load in inital start up, to begin the curroption of the driver files.

Hope you get your problem fixed! Cheers


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#17
April 1, 2010 at 21:38:35
Be careful. 'HijackThis' is or sounds VERY similar to an infection I once had that I believe arrived through a fake antivirus warning when someone in my house was on facebook and clicked when they should not have. ((removed with MalwareBytes)) Wait for confirmation that this is safe site/program from others.

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#18
April 1, 2010 at 22:28:59
I dont know i have so far did everything, even lastly hijacthis tool to check for viruses aswell but no use. Any more help bros?

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#19
April 1, 2010 at 23:19:57
HijackThis is a great program, designed by TrendMicro. If that could not pick it up dosn't mean its not there it is that virus though, I recommend a full system format, and resinstall windows.

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#20
April 2, 2010 at 11:57:39
Did you check the things Jam suggested in response #6?

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#21
April 2, 2010 at 12:58:23
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HijackThis is a great program, designed by TrendMicro.

Trend Micro purchased that program, they had nothing to do with designing it.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#22
September 21, 2010 at 04:31:47
Well the problem I had many moons ago was that XP only sees a maximum of 4Gb ram, this may not seem to be a problem BUT you also have to take into account VIDEO ram also is part of this amount so if you have 1Gb ram on your video card you can only put in a max of 3Gb.

As you have 4Gb ram to start with and im guessing a video card with more than 0Kb ram this is whats causing your problem. If you want to use all your ram I would suggest upgrading to Windows 7 to get access to a greater ram pool.

The BSOD occurs when Windows tries to access the area beyond the limit and runs into video ram causing a memory error. Its not a hardware fault but merely a Windows limitation for Windows XP


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