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Tandoc
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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2004 23:25      Profile for Tandoc     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Okay.. so..

I've got this stick of RAM that's more or less dead - in one case.

I got this stick for free... 256mb pc266 DDR RAM - i ran memtest86+ for 8 hours on it - 0 errors.

boot into to windows to use it.. crashes every 10-20 mins, and this only started happening after I installed the RAM - i can take it out, but can anyone help diagnose the problem?

ATM i'm @ 768mb ram, otherwise it'd be 512

(all the ram is generic and has the same pc2100/266 rating)

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Icon 5 posted October 20, 2004 19:36      Profile for Ti   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Probably slow on this response, but exactly what chips have you got in what slots? DDR often has to be in matching pairs to work properly.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ti:
Probably slow on this response, but exactly what chips have you got in what slots? DDR often has to be in matching pairs to work properly.

Kevin

I've certainly never heard that before. I know RDRAM has to go in pairs, but I don't think I've EVER put DDR in pairs in my life.

I'd suggest that it's just a quirk with your motherboard and the RAM. Be it timing, the chipset, or whatever.

Chuck it in another computer, it'll probably work just fine.

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