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DDR RAM conflict causing app failure

By mlrowan ·
I have a 1.4 AMD machine with ASUS A7M266 mb. I had 256 meg installed and upgraded to an additional 256 meg of 266mhz DDR RAM. With the second stick installed applications close at random and the computer reboots at random. Obviously a conflict of some kind, but is it servicable?

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by DispatchDave In reply to DDR RAM conflict causing ...

It sounds likeone of two problems:

1. The more likely is that the new RAM stick may be defective. Have you tried removing the old one and running with just the new for a while? If it doesn't run then, it may just be defective.

2. Some RAM doesn't like running with unmatched neighbors. If the system runs with the new stick alone, order a matching stick and try the two matching ones together.

Good luck.

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