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4gb Of Ram Causes Computer To Crash


When i try to use 4gb of ram in my computer, it crashes, either it will crash then load up fine the 2nd time around or it will crash constantly and give me a bsod. The motherboard should be able to handle up to 8gb of ram so i don't get why this is happening. It's an asrock n68-gs motherboard, with a 1. 5 tb hard drive, windows 7.

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4gb Ram But Only 3.3 Gb Is Usable

Im using windows 7 enterprise 64 bits on my hp nw8440(chipset 7600) laptop and have updated the system by connecting to microsoft and it is a genuine copy too. I had earlier one stick 2gb memory and recently inserted another 2gb stick on my second slot. It is working fine on microsoft vista and shows that my entire 4gb is utilized by the system.

But after i upgraded my system to windows 7, it shows that my system has 4gb ram but only 3. 37gb is usable and the rest 641mb is reserved by some hardware. I checked my graphics too and it has its own memory so in no ways it is using the system memory. May i please know the work around for this problem.


Posted On: 2009-11-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

4gb Ram But Only 3gb Is Usable

I have installed windows 7 ultimate x64. In system properties, windows tells me i have 4gb ram but only 3gb is usable, displayed in the following format:

Installed memory (ram): 4. 00 gb (3. 00 gb usable)
But when i goto bios it shows: installed memory: 4096mb

My mainboard is of phoenix (quanta 30bc and my bios version is f. 2d released by hp) i have dedicated 128mb graphics card. On 64 bit version of windows i should be able to use my entire 4gb of ram why is it showing only 3gb as usable?


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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When i remove the two 512mb chips it boots up fine again. Is windows 7 compatible with 5gb ram? Why do i get an error from windows and not my bios? They are all ddr2 chips but  the 2 512 are at 533mhz and the 2gb chips are at 1066mhz. Can i buy 4 more giabytes of the 2gig chips for a total of 8gb and it will work?

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 64-bit Crash - Ram Issues

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The (clean) windows installation continually crashed after the "completing installation" restart, so long as these new ram chips were in the machine; when they were removed, the install went flawlessly. Subsequently, when i put them back in after the install, the computer began to crash just after clearing the windows load screen (the same location as during the install).

I have since tested both these two ram chips and some extra 1gbs that i had laying around in various configurations and amounts to the point where i think i can say that all the ram sticks work fine, as do the slots on the motherboard. I even flashed the motherboard bios hoping that would solve my troubles, but no luck. The bios recognizes all installed ram, and only crashed *after* windows began to load. As near as i can tell, using completely different ram sticks than my new shineys, windows crashes only if my system exceeds 3gbs of ram. Under or at 3gb is fine, in any ram slot configuration, but as soon as i throw the extra gig in it starts to crash.

I've seen other cases on the 'net of similar ram issues caused by the motherboard, but microsoft's compatibility center seems to indicate i should be alright.

Any ideas?

System specs
Asus m2a-mvp mobo
Amd athlon 64 x2-6000+ cpu
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It still will not work, i have also submitted this question to the manufacturers of the software, incomedia, but thought i would also ask here too just in case someone has a quick and easy answer to sort this out.

Faulting application name: website.exe, version: 8. 0. 0. 11, time stamp: 0x4afd3831
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0. 0. 0. 0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x003987a2
Faulting process id: 0x1088
Faulting application start time: 0x01cab79e475c94a4
Faulting application path: c:program fileswebsite x5 v8 - evolutionwebsite.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report id: 8b1546e8-2391-11df-97bc-904ce5cd46c5


Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Sidebar Crash

I have windows 7 64 bit ultimate, and started having a weird problem, with sidebar as started crashing and even my desktop has rebooted by itself after a blue screen. In reliability, i found the following;

Description

Problem signature

Extra information about the problem

Bucket id: 14338412
In fact, i have several gadgets, 1st stop happened once yesterday, then following a suggestion from windows media center to install a gadget for canal+ (french television), 5 minutes later i had the incident and reboot.

Problem event name: appcrash
Application name: sidebar.exe
Application version: 6. 1. 7600. 16385
Application timestamp: 4a5bc9e1
Fault module name: stackhash_21d6
Fault module version: 6. 1. 7600. 16385
Fault module timestamp: 4a5be02b
Exception code: c0000374
Exception offset: 00000000000c6cd2
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1
Locale id: 1036
Additional information 1: 21d6
Additional information 2: 21d682fe223a25376425c7a2d09f0da6
Additional information 3: faf7
Additional information 4: faf7aeebadce84904572db18cc047304

Faulting application path: c:program fileswindows sidebarsidebar.exe


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Hang signature: 7b67  
Hang type: 16897  
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1  
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Additional hang signature 1: 7b676df8497201f45c40dc23ba67f84a  
Additional hang signature 2: 9e90  
Additional hang signature 3: 9e90249be26e35facd61ba097c4e9b58  
Additional hang signature 4: 4c4a  
Additional hang signature 5: 4c4ad7529a34983b6293625c48169922  
Additional hang signature 6: 4c4a  
Additional hang signature 7: 4c4ad7529a34983b6293625c48169922


Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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On wed 21/10/2009 9:00:43 your computer crashed
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Error: video_tdr_error
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Company: nvidia corporation
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Posted On: 2009-10-24 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have windows 7 pro 32bit on my pc and when i first open my pc and open a game after a while sound distorts , followed up by extreme lag and then bsod. I get the following:

Bccode: 101
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Bcp2: 00000000
Bcp3: 8d136120
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Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I have called microsoft support 10 times - i have been cut-off 3 times, mid sentence and have received a flawed recording 7 times - the recording starts ok and then starts repeating a partial sentence over and over.


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