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I have a ECS GF8200A black series motherboard.. and it blue screen when I add 4gb of ram.. 1gb sticks = total of 4gb.. pc26400. It works fine with 2 sticks even 3 sticks once I add the 4th.. it blue screens. I have ran memory test with 2 sticks, then with 3 sticks.. all works fine.. then the 4th stick, it blue screen what can I do.

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  • ebusnies Dec 03, 2008

    I have the same trouble with GF8200A BS, (4x1 OCZ PC6400 platinum r 2.0) i thinked it was OS fault, and so installed a Vista 64 (SP1) OS, and never worked fine (except when 1 or 2GB RAM was used).
    I tried with Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit) and the failure persisted.
    Tried with ganged and unganed modes but nothing.
    Tried updtaing BIOS but just keep pissed off....
    The solution? Use only 2 GB or throw away the card =P

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I am having similar problems.

    Vista 64 SP 1, Blue Screen with 2 x 2gb DDR2 6400 corsair.

    After reading this, I tried:
    Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit, no problems with 4gb of mem.
    Vista 64 SP 1, 2gb no problems

    Seems like maybe Vista problem for me. Installing all the latest updates and will try 4 gb again. Will post results.


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SOURCE: 4gb ram in foxconn n15235

Hello Jobedy

Everything I found pointed to this board being installed in a Packard Bell computer. One listing indicated the board supported up to 2GB of RAM. So, apparently, 4GB won't run on this system.

Your RAM DIMMs are fine. They're reading 1GB ea when inserted because that is the maximum supported per DIMM slot.

So, in the end, the issue is the limitation w/ your motherboard.


SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION:
When you're trying to find info or support on parts installed in an OEM computer (like a Packard Bell), you'll usually have much better luck searching or requesting support using the computer model no. in addition to the (for example) motherboard model no.

The reason is, (w/ respect to motherboards), most are special made by the original manufactuer for the computer manufacturer. They aren't usually going to be "off-the-shelf" motherboards for which documentation and support will be made readily available to the public.

Having the model no. of both the major assembly (computer) **and** the subassembly (motherboard) is the best combination to strike. :)

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