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Upgrading ram in an acer aspire sa80

I have tried to upgrade the ram in my desktop. I've brought 2x 1gb DDR400 PC3200 kingston ram and placed them in. It boots into windows proper but when I double click an application it crashes to a blue window. The motherboard in it is a 661gx-m7. Can you please help me. Thanks

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  • paula_jones2 Nov 20, 2008

    Hi there :-D

    It was a faulty ram module. Thanks so much for the help. :-D



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I've read up on the 661GX-M7 by looking at the manual at all it does is agree with what you've done. It should be able to handle 2GB of DDR400 without a Bios update and Kingston's definitely one of the best to go with. All I can think is that it's not the RAM. If you're alright inside a PC case try breaking it down to a bear minimum, so just graphics card, memory and processor and see if it acts ok like that. If it's not then one of those things is setting it off and you might have a dodgy stick or you might have handled the memory too much. If it's ok, then plug one thing in at a time and retry until you find the culprit.

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The blue screen means theres a hardware of software failure, try to solve this by checking the ram, take just 1 out and reboot, if it does the same thing take the other out and put the 1 back you took out first, reboot to see what happends
hope this helps and inform us of your progress

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