Extra RAM, windows won't boot...

By StDekker
Mar 22, 2007
  1. Recently I bought some new extra RAM
    new: DDR PC3200 512Mb RAM (Corsair)
    to go with my
    old: DDR PC3200 512Mb RAM (Adata)
    When starting up the computer, the memory check is OK (wich was not the case with some othe RAM I bought)
    But when it comes to starting Windows XP, my PC shows the WinXP loading screen for a second and then starts te entire startup process al over again.

    When I remove one of the memory chips this problem doesn't occur anymore.
    So individually they work just fine.

    Can anyone help me?
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Sounds weird. But not new, same thing happened to me. I tried running kingston with g skill, ram posted in bios, but wouldnt start up. Try making sure the timings on the ram are natively identical
  3. Tlkki

    Tlkki TS Rookie

    Try using both sticks in single channel mode to rule out that one. Usually when you install your ram to the 1st and 3rd slots, they are in dual channel.

    Its recommended to use identical RAM when using dual channel.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    did you bother to read the installing RAM guide in the guides forum?
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