My first post! So glad your out there! Thanks in advance!
I'm upgrading a friend's computer. I am no novice. I can do the job, as long as it goes smooth. When things go wrong, that is when I have problems. I don't know enough in that regard.
Dell Dimension 8250 Pentium 4
Processor running at 2.4Ghz
RAM Type: (2x128) PC1066 RDRAM 533MHz 184 Pin RIMM RAMBUS NON-ECC 32NS
Hard Drive: 120 Gigabyte (85% free)
Video Card: GeForce4 MX420 (Driver Version 4.17.00.45.af)
Integrated RAMDAC 64 MB
Operating System: Windows XP 2002 w/Service Pack 3
Machine Purchased: 2/4/2003 (probably "2nd generation P4")
I ordered 2 sticks of RAM-part no: MR16R1624DFO-CT9 1066 32P 102
I got one stick of MR16R1624DFO-CT9 1066 32P 102
and one stick of MR16R1624DFO-CT9 1066 32P 012
I put the RAM in and got a message that says "memory address line failure amount of system ram has changed press f1 to continue press f1 to continue f2 to enter setup". I pressed f1. It piddled around a bit, XP logo came up...then the blue screen with a bunch of stuff on it saying something changed in Hardware of software and at the bottom a Memory dump. It said if it was the first time seeing the screen to reboot, I did, got the same blue screen and this time pressed f2. I could see only in System RAM that the system saw all for sticks of 128 non-ecc, but that was about it.
I noticed that the one stick of RAM was different in the last 3 digits, so I tried the NEW stick ending in 102 in combination with the originals, that stick worked fine each time. But when I tried the new stick ending in 012, it wouldn't work.
My question is:
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE in those type RAMBUS Sticks mentioned above? The one ending in 012, is it different from the ones ending in 102???
Any help would be appreciated! THANK YOU!