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Old 07-23-08, 10:14 AM
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RAM upgrade issue...

I recently bought a 2GB Crucial stick for my laptop. It's the C762NR that was on sale at BB a couple weeks ago. It came with 2x512mb sticks (unknown brand; most likely not crucial). I removed the 512mb stick closest to the CPU and replaced it with the 2GB; but when I restart it gives me an error message on the BSOD.

Does anybody have any experience replacing RAM on this laptop? The laptop doesn't require dual-channel memory (according to the mfr spec). Also when I leave the 2GB stick in there by itself, it works fine. The max RAM for this lappy is 3gb.

Any input would be helpful? Do you think there might be a problem with mixing-and-matching different manufacturer brands?

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Old 07-23-08, 10:43 AM
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I would imagine, even though dual channel is not required, that it prefers matched memory if you will be using both slots.

Mixing memory can also be the culprit. What type is installed (speed,timing)? the specs for that machine indicate it already comes with 2gb (2 X 1gb).

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Old 07-23-08, 12:08 PM
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The type I installed is a 2GB 200pin DD2 SODIMM PC2-5300. I'm not sure what kind of RAM was already in there (I just assumed it was the same).

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