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  • Computer freezing after installing new RAM....

    I have an older Abit NF8 V2 motherboard....
    http://reviews.cnet.com/motherboards...-31580208.html

    that I just purchased new RAM for.
    http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=158


    After installing the new RAM the computer randomly freezes to the point of having to reboot. What could be the problem?


    System
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional
    Version 2002
    Service pack 3

    Computer
    AMD Athlon 64 Processor
    3400+
    2.41 GHz 2.00 GB of RAM



    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name HAWGHUNTER-XP
    System Manufacturer NVIDIA
    System Model AWRDACPI
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping ) Authentic AMD ~2411 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 9/11/2006
    SMBIOS Version 2.2
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
    User Name HAWGHUNTER-XP\HawgHunter
    Time Zone Central Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 1.41 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 3.85 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    Last edited by HawgHunter; 02-27-2013, 10:54 AM. Reason: added info

  • #2
    1GB or 2? Do you have the latest BIOS? May want to take voltage on the DRAM up a little. If that doesn't help could you post up your BIOS settings


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    • #3
      I've updated my info in my original post.

      Upgrading from 2 of these which gave me only 1 gb RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134028

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      • #4
        SO you are adding or using the new as standalone? Need info from the BIOS as to DRAM timings, system voltages, etc


        Pls offer comments on support I provide, HERE, in order to help me do a better job here:

        Tman

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        • #5
          The new is stand alone (out with the old, in with the new).

          Please bear with me, I'm not the most computer literate person. My brother built the cpu for me and usually maintains it. But getting him here to do so is a real pain.

          Hopefully this is the nfo you need....








          Thank you for taking the time to look at this.

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          • #6
            Try the DRAM voltage at 2.75 and let me know, will be out most of the day, but GSkill may be in, otherwise I'll be back late this afternoon


            Pls offer comments on support I provide, HERE, in order to help me do a better job here:

            Tman

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            • #7
              I should have said this earlier.... the DRAM voltage was set at default 2.60 till last night. I raised it to 2.70 with no change. Will try 2.75

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              • #8
                We'll be waiting to hear


                Pls offer comments on support I provide, HERE, in order to help me do a better job here:

                Tman

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                • #9
                  Well, as it turns out, the only voltage setting that are available are....

                  2.50
                  2.55
                  2.60 (default)
                  2.65
                  2.70
                  2.80

                  Since there wasn't an option for 2.75 and I had already tried 2.70 I set it for 2.80....

                  No change, still freezing randomly.

                  I have tried so far 2.60 2.70 and 2.80

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                  • #10
                    I haven't found anything, tried to do some digging over the weekend, but nada...will drop GSkill Tech a note to take a look


                    Pls offer comments on support I provide, HERE, in order to help me do a better job here:

                    Tman

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