RAM upgrade causes computer to crash....?

By joshsword ยท 4 replies
Mar 25, 2010
  1. Hello all!

    I have bought some new RAM for my Lenovo Computer. It supports up to 2GB of RAM, so i have bought 2GB. It origionally had 1GB.

    When i exchange the 2 512mb modules for the 2 1GB modules the computer will boot as normal but then crash/ freeze on the desktop!

    The make of the RAM is crucial, and the RAM before was crucial. (it was also recommended by crucial).

    I have gone into the BIOS looking for any Memory/RAM settings aswell as voltage settings but can't find anything!

    Does anyone have any idea why this could be happening?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    whats the OS your using.?
  3. joshsword

    joshsword TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HI Ididmypc600,

    Cheers for your quick reply :),

    I am using Windows 7.

  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    My only suggestion is that the OS doesnt like it.

    i once had an old PC think it was an HP, i did an upgrade on the ram like for like went from 512 to 1gb and it caused a blue screen of death.

    I did a reinstall of the OS on a spare disk as a test and it worked fine...
  5. joshsword

    joshsword TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have tryed the RAM in an XP home and an XP pro OS, it still doesnt work.

    Too be fair i think it may be bad RAM but its brand new from Crucial so thats weird... :/

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