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Remove Memory To Install Win 7


Why did i have to remove memory to install windows 7? I just completed my first homebuilt pc with an asus p6t mb and 12 gig ddr3 ram. I tried installing windows 7 but had several failure and problem screens with the message "a problem has occurred and windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer. " It then went on to recommend removing any new hardware or software and try again.

A friend suggested me remove 3 of the 6 dimms and from 12 to 6 gig. Windows then installed with no problem. Is this a known issue and if so, can i reinstall the 6 gig i removed now that windows 7 is installed? Also, can i assume i have a good install even though there were several failed attempts before? (Do i need to remove anything from the failed attempts?)


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