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Windows xp 64-bit memory problems

By stanleyparrish ·
Windows xp 64-bit memory problems

Forced to go from 8gb ram to 6gb
I've been having a lot of problems with my computer restarting automatically after I install certain kinds of software or drivers.
I noticed that I don't have problems when I drop down to 6gb ram instead of 8gb ram.
what is the deal?Huh??

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What computer?

by ComputerCookie In reply to Windows xp 64-bit memory ...

What Motherboard?

This might help!!!

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How did you happen to 'notice' ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Windows xp 64-bit memory ...

Dropping from 8GB to 6GB wouldn't be a natural thing to do. So what brought about the 'discovery'?

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Dual Channel?

by TheChas In reply to Windows xp 64-bit memory ...

Without knowing more details of your system hardware, it is difficult to form a complete answer.

My first thought is that you removed 1 of 4 2GB DIMMs. If so, then the likely problem is that 1 pair of DIMMs is not compatible for dual channel mode.

Ideally, all installed DIMMs should be identical. At a minimum, the pairs as installed MUST match.

Chas

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Windows xp 64-bit memory problems - computer specs

by stanleyparrish In reply to Windows xp 64-bit memory ...

thanks here's the info

Asus PQ5 Deluxe

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131341



ram was 4 x 2gb ocz high performance ddr2 dual channel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227195

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Bad DIMM or Motherboard

by TheChas In reply to Windows xp 64-bit memory ...

It sounds like you either have a bad DIMM or a bad motherboard.

Try swapping around your DIMMs and see if 1 specific DIMM is the problem.

If not, then odds are that the memory is fine and the problem is something else.

Make sure you have all of the correct 64 bit version drivers installed. And, any 64 bit specific patches from Microsoft.

Looking at the Asus web site, make sure you have at least BIOS version 1702 as they list memory fixes for that version.

Chas

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