Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer keeps rebooting

I recently decided to upgrade the RAM in my computer from 512mb to 2gb which is the maximum my motherboard will hold. Well, I can run 1gb fine and I can run 1gb stick and a 512mb stick fine as well. However, whenever I insert a second 1gb stick it will run for about 15 minutes then reboot and it will show a message that states "Windows has recovered from a critical error."

Some have told me it could be either power or cooling problem so I went ahead and bought a new case that has seven 120mm fans cooling it and a new 1000W power supply and nothing has changed. Could it be windows or something else?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 4,402 Answers

You either have a bad memory or bad memory slot!
good luck
please mark the post with a fixya

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a dell optiplex G240.its ram is 256 and 512mb.but now 512mb ram doesnt support.what can i do?


Well, there are many different types of Ram (Memory) available for many different motherboards. Your current computer support a maximum of 1Gb of ram. And judging from the date it was released, your motherboard seems as though it only supports DDR Ram. Therefore you may either have to buy another set of ram or buy another computer (used if possible). Although the second option is only valid if you are looking for something that is faster than what you currently have. Personally speaking upgrading the memory for an old build will not give you the best performance out there.

List of Memory Type
Ranging from Slow to fast
-------------------------
DDR Memory
DDR2 Memory
DDR3 Memory
DDR4 Memory

Other Thought's
---------------
Re-seating your Ram(Memory) may help get your 512MB
ram running again, however if your 512MB ram is a faulty module it may fail to work.

Aug 07, 2015 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How much ram can i upgrade my compaq presario? I keep getting conflicting info. The tech at Office Depot said I was maxed out 2Gigs and upgrading any more would shut it down. But I'm reading forums...


One good and easy way to find out for sure how much RAM your computer can hold is to go to WWW.CRUCIAL.COM and run their SCAN MY COMPUTER feature.


This handy utility will scan your hardware configuration and tell you exactly how much RAM you currently have installed and what type it is.


It will also tell you how many RAM slots are fitted on your motherboard and what the maximum memory capacity is for each slot and the total capacity for that motherboard.


If your computer does have room to add more RAM, it will provide you with specific recommendations as to exactly what type and size of RAM stick to get to maximize the memory capacity and performance of your computer.


I hope that was helpful to you, good luck.


Joe.

Nov 05, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario SR5350F Desktop PC...

1 Answer

I recently purchased Two PNY 1Gb ram to upgrade from original 512mb. When I put both 1Gb ram in the slots, the computer will not boot up. When I take one out and put the original 512 back in with the other...


I don't know your specific model, but some of the Emachines had some memory directly on the motherboard. With the 1Gb and 512Mb sticks installed, boot the machine and report how much memory the system sees. Perhaps the onboard memory is causing you to exceed the 2Gb limit.

Please post the memory size you get here with the above sticks.

Thanks,
Dan

May 12, 2011 | E-Machines W6409 (7234) PC Desktop

1 Answer

What type of RAM is used, and how to up grade


Hi,

The type of ram used is PC3200 DDR SDRAM. The maximum ram supported is 2GB

There are 2 slots on the motherboard each supporting 1 x 1GB (gigabyte) each.

If you want to upgrade to the maximum amount of ram then you must buy 2 x 1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM.

To upgrade the ram take the side panel off the computer and remove the existing ram from the motherboard like in this picture.>>>

leecom72_4.jpg

All you have to do is remove the ram and insert your new ram. Make sure that you clean the the slots of any dust as the dust can cause boot issues.


Good luck.

Jan 03, 2011 | E-Machines T3120 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Can I upgrade my Ram on Gateway Desktop . I have 512mb, 2.0MHz. It's a good computer that I would upgrade for a project.


Hello
Number of Slots:4
Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.
Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory
Good Luck, and do rate the solution if got help

Dec 24, 2010 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have a Dell Dimension 2400. I want to upgrade from 512mb of memory to 1GB. The manual says I have two memory connectors. Do I get the 1GB, or two 512mb to upgrade? Thank you for your response.


Hello

Yes, you can upgrade your system upto 2GB RAM, buy another 512MB RAM DDR 333Mhz and install it to empty slot of RAM, it will upgrade the RAM to 1 GB.

Hope it will help, if so do rate the solution

Good Luck

Dec 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I want to upgrade the standard 512mb RAM to 2GB. once installed do I just restart the computer or do I need to do something to allow the computer to recognize the new RAM?


Hi,

You should be fine to just turn the computer on straight away as soon as you have installed your new RAM. The computer will recognize the new upgrade straight away provided you have got memory that is compatible with the desktop computer.

When you upgrade the RAM take the old RAM out and make sure your new RAM runs at the same speed as your old RAM.

From what i can remember the maximum RAM speed that an HP pavilion supports is 400MHz although it could well be 333MHz.

The RAM that's installed in the desktop at this moment in time will have the speed on it so you check with that.


Regards.

Jan 25, 2010 | HP Pavilion a450n PC Desktop

1 Answer

Can you expand the memory on a Systemax Intel SIS651 System


Your motherboard is actually a Foxconn 651M03.

According to your system you have :
512MB DDR333 PC2700 Non-ECC Memory (512MB x 1)
(One stick of 512MB)

The motherboard manual says this:
System Memory
Two 184-pin DDR DIMM slots
Supports PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 memory
Supports 64Mb/128Mb/256Mb/512Mb technology up to 2GB

(This means you can have a total of up to 2 Gigabytes of RAM)

If you upgrade your RAM, you will need to make sure that you get the correct type.

If you want to keep the RAM you have, you will only be able to have 1.5 GB of RAM because you only have two slots to work with. If you want to upgrade to the full 2 GB, you will need to buy 2, 1 GB sticks.

Jul 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Ram upgrade


In most cases if you put of not thesame capacity in any computer later will create further problems. it can damage the other memory or both and the worse is when also the motherboard will also damage.

That is why im telling you this. Please prevent inserting memory of two or three different capacity. You should not do that.

You should select etheir use all 256mb or all 512mb or all 1gb.

in the T4200 since max. is 1.5gb, either use 3-512mb if can carry the maximum if not , then use only 2-512mb.

in T3624 since max is 2GB. You can try 2-1gb if can carry the maximum if not, use only 1-1gb.

Note:
You can use or inserting at different capacity but is at your own risk. "

Ps. does no matter either you put smaller or bigger in first slot.

Mar 18, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

156 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98868 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14086 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...