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Old 01-11-04, 05:09 PM
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Installed new RAM - Windows won't boot.

Win XP Pro

ASUS P4P800 Motherboard (supports up to 4gb RAM)

currently have 2x512 pc3200 DDR 400 crucial ram running dual-channel.

tried to install 2 more of the same, filling the other 2 slots, and XP will not boot. the bios sees the RAM - says 2048MB OK, but the xp 'splash' screen just hangs, and won't go any furthur. if i try to go into safe mode, it just reboots... any ideas?
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isolate the problem ... use the new ram 1 at a time, and see if you can find the one thats causing the problem.

it could be the new ram, or it could be a bad slot. if you think you find the ram that doesn't work, move it to a different place to make sure its the ram, and not the slot you're put it in ..


what are you doing with 2 gigs of ram?
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Have you tried lowering the ram settings?
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Try taking the original two out...put the new two into their slots and then added the others to the remaining slots. Why thsi would work i don't know. ;-)
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Originally posted by jb-theman
Try taking the original two out...put the new two into their slots and then added the others to the remaining slots. Why thsi would work i don't know. ;-)
wise ass.

yes folks, that did work.. don't ask me why.. it's the exact same ram.. but i first replaced the original ram with the new ram, and it booted. i then put the original ram in the remaining slots, and it worked... weird..

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