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Strange Problem With My New RAM

by styx888 / August 25, 2011 8:15 AM PDT

I just purchased 2 sticks of 2GB DDR2-800 Ram from FutureShop. Lexar is the brand. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit on my Acer 6530g. It came preinstalled with 3GB of Ram (2+1) which have a DRAM frequency of 333 mhz and I decided I'd upgrade it. Each time I install both sticks of ram, my computer blue screens and restarts. However, if I install just one stick of either one, in either slot, it works fine. They both run at a DRAM frequency of 400mhz when installed on their own. I'd appreciate some help very much.

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From memory a bug/limitation of that system.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 8:24 AM PDT

There's a reason they shipped it with only 3GB. Where is that bug reported? Sorry can't find it today.

For now, you'll just get a nod from me that this was known to happen.

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Just to clarify
by styx888 / August 25, 2011 10:07 AM PDT

So you figure my computer can't take more than 3GB? That really sucks, I'll have to return it, I suppose.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 11:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Just to clarify

I can't find the article about it. It's not a big step up. Even I own one of the machines that is affected (dv6910us). Sorry I can't find the article (can't remember the right key words.)

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