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I cant get my puter to start after i put 4gb ram into machine, both slots work independantly. how can i fix this

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  • electrobawz Sep 29, 2008

    Ok, I have a AsRock 4CoreDual-Sata2 motherboard and an intel core 2 duo cpu running dual boot win-xp(32 bit) and vista (32 bit). I'm trying to use 2 x 2Gb of ddr2 667 ram (Kingston), I can only get 1 stick of ram to work at a time, both slots work, as do both ram sticks as they have been tried independantly. The motherboard bios has been updated, and the motherboard can support 4gb ram. I have only got it to work once till i reset my puter then it wouldn't start again,(BIOS POST tests dont start)

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Depends on the motherboard and chipset mainly. Some chipsets/motherboards will not handle 4gb of ram. IF you're running Windows Vista 64-bit it has a serious problem with 4gb of ram and need updated manually before you can run it with 4gb of ram. Most other operating systems can handle it without updates.

Check dimms by booting up with each one in a dimm. If they all start, then it's a compatiblity error with either the operating system or possibly the chipset if the BIOS POST tests do not commence.

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First need more info on your setup. your puter may not support 4gb. If it does do you have the right ram. Make sure ram is same type. If so take ram out & reseat it. Make sure to shut down & unplug power from back of computer. If this does not work try putting one stick in & start puter

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