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Windows 7 Ult x64 won't boot past "Starting Windows" screen

By jeeper4life73 ·
Ok so I had two identical Gateway laptops both purchased the same time and everything. Both are model NV53s. Here is where it gets aggravating.
One PC lost its power pin due to an accident and the other HDD died, completely. So being the tech savvy person I am I simply took all the hardware out of the PC with the power PIN issue swapped out the motherboards, installed all the hardware back on the system with the good power pin, and installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Ultimate x64.
At first everything seemed normal. After Win 7 install it booted perfectly fine. I was letting Windows Update do its auto updates and I went to work. When I got home it was in BSoD.
After some troubleshooting I determined it to be something in the RAM. Now this is a two slot DIMM setup. Original RAM that I started with, each 2Gig sticks. So after trying everything I can think of and spending hours on Google I

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So the speed of the RAM is? That would be my starting point. Quite often a slower RAM Module can be used when there is only 1 of them but you need the correct speed when you have more than 1 RAM Module.

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