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New RAM causes system to crash!


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Roggy_uk2001

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My system only has 256mb of ram so i decided i should buy some more. So i bought a new 256mb PC100 from ebuyer so i have a total of 512mb. AFter inserting the ram the system works fine for about 30 mins (sometimes longer, sometimes shorter) until it randomly crashes and restarts on its own. The ram works fine on its own in both slots. Ive tried swapping the two sticks of ram between the two available slots but it makes no difference. Ive scanned the ram for errors after being recommended to by microsoft, advising me to do so when it notifies me that the system had recovered from a major crash. The only reasons I can think of is that there is over heating.. or some sort of incompatibility when the 2 sticks of ram work together. Help! :tazz:
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Sounds like they may be incompatible. Don't suppose you know the exact specs of the 2 sticks by any chance?
Also your mobo make/model may help
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The new ram I bought is Ebuyer 256MB DDR PC2100 266MHz 184pin Extra Value RAM. My existing ram is Micron 256MB DDR PC2100 266MHz 184pin CL 2.5. Grrrrr

I ran belarc advisor to find out my mobo specs

Board: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL SiS650 1.0
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.0B 11/02/2002

8SIML - Said that when I ran BIOS
Thanks!
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generic memory is known to be troublesome i think in your shoes id rma it and order some slightly dearer stuff.
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You think I should get ram from Crucial?
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Yeah, that might be advisable!
If you go to the link below, crucial have a memory advisor report. You select your motherboard make & model & it gives you a list of memory sticks that are guaranteed compatible with your system. All you need to do then, is select the stick that matches your original one the closest. Micron is the same company as crucial, so better chance of the 2 being compatible.

http://www.crucial.c...fgr.asp?cat=RAM
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or more advisably try and get an identical chip to the original 1 guarenteed to work then, and is always nice to use same memory.
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or more advisably try and get an identical chip to the original 1 guarenteed to work then, and is always nice to use same memory.

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I think thats what I said, wasn't it?
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lol! yea you did Samm, confused me :s Hmm i'm not totally sure what i'm gonna do at the mo.. Im only 17 and got no job, so its mummy and daddys money I have to ask for. hehe. I think I will try and return the ram I bought from ebuyer.. If there dam site works! and then probably buy from crucial... or i could buy another of the same from ebuyer and sell my existing micron on ebay. hmm.. as I said the ebuyer works fine on its own, its just when it works with the micron, so 2 ebuyer working together should make them happy.
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I would but another micron (crucial) one if I were you & sell the ebuyer module instead. That way you can advertise the ebuyer module as brand new & get to keep the micron, which is the better of the 2 sticks.
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yea, thanks, i'll do that.. ur a genious! lol
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yea, thanks, i'll do that.. ur a genious! lol

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I know :tazz:
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tis is actualy a question

i have the same problam but dont know mutch about computers.

if i removed the ram should it not resolve the problam
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Hello scottishfugee and welcome to G2G!

Have you installed some new RAM?
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yes had 256mb and put another 256mb in and the computer started to crash randumly so i took the ram out and reformated the computer and it still crashes
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