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recently i've removed 2 old sticks of memory and replaced it with 2 1gb sticks. i'm not exactly sure what happened, however, every so often when the computer restarts i will receieve the blue screen of death. yet, i can simply turn it off and then power it back on and everything will boot up as it should. i'm not understanding why its doing this nor am i sure if this will lead to other problems. all i know at this point is its becoming an inconvinence, so i was just curious if anyone had a solution to help fix this. thanks!

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Make,Model of system?
What were the

removed 2 old sticks of memory

What is the new memory?

Edited by isimaster, 15 March 2009 - 01:54 PM.

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i just went to crucial.com and did a scan, the new memory is:

Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096MB
Currently Installed Memory: 2GB
Available Memory Slots: 2
Number of Banks: 4
Dual Channel Support: Yes
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz Model 3, Stepping 4
CPU Speed: 2992 MHz

and i found some papers that have a brief description of what the old memory is:
512mb dual channel ddr2 sdram at 400MHz (2x256M)

if this is not enough info let me know and i will try and dig up some more...
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You have 4 memory slots in your machine.
Which slots do you have the memory plugged into?
Would really help if you gave me the model of your machine.
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the model of my machine is:
Dell Dimension 8400 Series Desktop/PC

i rather sure i have the memory in slots 1 & 2 but i can double check to make sure that is correct...

Edited by dsmith402, 15 March 2009 - 03:55 PM.

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Normally you would put them in slots 1 &3, then 2&4.
You can try the following for tests.
Put one stick in slot 1, reboot, see if you have the same problem.
Take that one out, put in the other one,reboot, see if you have the same problem.
Put them both in, slots 1 &3,reboot, see if you have the same problem.
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