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odd problem with upgrading memory

By estonewallfarm ·
Im ready to pull my hair out, For the life of me I cant figure this out so maybe someone out there can help
I have a Gateway 510XL running xp sp2 I have smart link 56k voice modem, and am on dialup... I know but its all that is avalible to me, I was running 512 memory and thought increasing it would help because of the dialup, WRONG.. This is what happens, I bought two more sticks of memory 256 each, it has to be put in in pairs I already have 2 sticks 256. I have a totle of 4 ports. Now this computer is upgradable to 4 gb. It is the right memory, got it from gateway and this is the second time. when i install the two sticks of 256 windows hangs on start up and here is the clincher, it effects my modem, there is stactic i can hear, and its really screws everything up, slows the internet down to nothing, have tryed switching in different ports and have also just put in the new and taken out the old, as long as I only have a total of 512 things run great but put in the other 512 and things go to ****, what can be causing my modem to get messed up when i try to put in more memory? Id love the answer to this it is driving me crazy
Thank you for your time
Elizabeth

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Remove new ram then Go

by Jacky Howe In reply to odd problem with upgradin ...

to this site and download SIW English Version (1.29 MB). Run SIW and scroll down the left pane to memory. Then left click on memory. Information will be displayed on the right pane. Left click in right pane and Ctrl + a, Ctrl + c. Open notepad and Ctrl + v. Save the file as mem1.txt

Shutdown PC insert new ram and repeat the above process saving the file as mem2.txt

Shutdown PC remove new ram and post the info for us.

Sounds long winded but will give us the info we need.

http://www.gtopala.com/download.html

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here are the results of the test hope this helps

by estonewallfarm In reply to Remove new ram then Go

First test with 512 memory installed

Property Value
Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes


Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8VDDT3264AG-40BC4
Serial Number 694ADB58
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 ?s
Manufacturing Date 2003, Week 26
EPP SPD Support No


Device Locator Slot 4
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8VDDT3264AG-40BC4
Serial Number 694ADB56
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 ?s
Manufacturing Date 2003, Week 26
EPP SPD Support No

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

Second test with 1024 memory installed

Property Value
Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes


Device Locator Slot 1
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 4VDDT3264AY-40BF1
Serial Number D416EA7E
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 ?s
Manufacturing Date 2007, Week 7
EPP SPD Support No


Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8VDDT3264AG-40BC4
Serial Number 694ADB58
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 ?s
Manufacturing Date 2003, Week 26
EPP SPD Support No


Device Locator Slot 3
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 4VDDT3264AY-40BF1
Serial Number D416EA81
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 ?s
Manufacturing Date 2007, Week 7
EPP SPD Support No


Device Locator Slot 4
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8VDDT3264AG-40BC4
Serial Number 694ADB56
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 ?s
Manufacturing Date 2003, Week 26
EPP SPD Support No

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

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Obviously

by Jacky Howe In reply to here are the results of t ...

all the same RAM. Next step is to remove one stick at a time and power up to the OS. I normally write down the steps to keep track of where i am up to. What we are doing now is testing to see if the RAM Slot is faulty. Obviously if it runs on 3 sticks we have a problem with the board.

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thanks

by estonewallfarm In reply to Obviously

Ill give that a try and let you know how it works
Thanks

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