is it bad ram or vista prob

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  1. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    i put 4 gigs in my pc and it kept crashing. took one out now it works fine.

    vista only accepts 3 gigs or ram right? but would 4 crash it?
     
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    It's not a vista problem causing the crash.

    List the exact ram and motherboard that you have.

    Chances are that you may need to up the voltage to the ram or you may just have a bad stick of ram.

    Download and run memtest86+
    http://www.memtest.org/

    I'd try running it with two sticks first, let it run at least five passes and then change out for the other two sticks.

    Google your motherboard and memory problems, see if anyone else is having the same problem.
     
  3. Bitter Moose

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    Just RMA your RAM. I had the same problem earlier this month. I'm on my third P35 board and they're all sensitive as hell when it comes to RAM.
     
  4. Yuppy

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    ya im going to RMA it prolly. i wonder if they will let me just RMA one stick since the other stick seems to be the prob right now
     
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    Crucial let me RMA all of my 4GB of RAM. The dude asked me on the phone if I knew what stick was the problem, I told him I did not and my computer will not even boot. They just sent me 4GB of new ram. I'd suggest trying to get it all RMA'd.
     

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