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when i add ram to my computer it corrupts files and stops files and programs from running does anybody know why

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Whoa

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What is it with guys with bad ram this morning? LOL Chances are your ram module, or slot is bad. I'm not about to write out that whole post again, but you're welcome to read the one I just wrote. http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7591-0.html?forumID=26&threadID=103922&messageID=1189981 In addition to that, I need more specifics on system info, computer make and model or motherboard make and model, the speed of the ram, how many chips you're trying to use.....the more info you provide, the better we'll be able to help you. It would be virtually impossible to answer that question based on the information you provided.

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Um.........

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I just got your motherboard specs from another post, I'm assuming that you're trying to add ram to your gigabyte k8vm800m? If that's the case, that board supports 400 DDR as I'm sure you're aware. But here's the question, what speed is the module that's in there, and what speed is the new module? And are you sure that one of them is not single channel and the other dual channel. Dual channel modules need to be identical and 99.9% of the time are bought and installed in pairs to ensure compatibility. I'm sure there's probably something amiss with your module configuration there, which you may be able to fix through the bios, but more info is definitely needed. If you're trying to mix speeds you'll have to check and see if the bord supports it. Some don't. (or claim they do and go all wonky like yours)

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Hey Platinum possibly it was only

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the way you phrased it, but there is NO difference between a Single channel and a Dual Channel stick of memory. Yes for Dual Channel each of a pair of sticks must be basically the same size and type [but not identical], but best to use exactly the same. One pair can be 256's while another pair can be 512's or 1 Gb's.

Hope that I can still ask for help on dual monitors. Happen to have used Dual Channel. LOL

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Ha

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Yeah I realized I got ahead of my self after I pressed the mouse button but it was too late, and then I forgot about it. I tell people identical so they won't chance it and just buy the dual channel kits. I have two, they work great. He only has two slots Ray I checked his board specs. Happy

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I probably should have taken the

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time to check his mobo. I always buy the buy save a buck or two.

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