Problem with RAM?

By moula21
Feb 13, 2009
  1. hey,
    So I just upgraded a few parts in my computer. Got a new Graphics Card, new PSU, and upgraded to Vista 64-bit.

    While installing the drivers and a few other programs, I kept getting a blue screen, saying "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT". But when it booted, I tried again, and everything worked fine.

    So I decided to run a memtest. Now i have 4 sticks of ram, 1 gig each. So i ran 3 tests, testing 2 at a time. And everything was fine, and got no errors back. But when I put all 4 of them and ran the test, my computer restarted after a few seconds of the test starting. Could it be my ram? or my mobo?

    Here are my specs:
    Motherboard: Asus P5K-E (Wi-Fi edition)
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
    Graphics card: nVidia GTX 260 Core 216
    PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 600W
    RAM: DDR2 4X1GB
    Soundcard: Creative Audigy 2 SZ
    OS: Windows Vista 64-bit

    Any help would be really appreciated :)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Run CMOS Setup defaults (usually press DEL on system startup, then locate Setup Defaults, apply Save and exit)

    I'd say more of a Motherboard and Ram compatibility issue
    Are all Ram cards the same?
    Does the Motherboard support website state this Ram is compatible?
  3. moula21

    moula21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am running the default settings.

    I'm also pretty sure the RAM is compatible with my motherboard. I've had them in there for a long time now. The problems only started after I made those few changes. :/
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Set the Video card memory to 64Meg maximum in CMOS Setup as well
    Windows will re-adjust this, and it helps your Motherboard (not hinders)
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