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Ram problem

failurbydesign

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My dad has just installed some ram on his computer and its dosent detect it and since he has put it in the computer acts all weird....he is going to update the bios from the intel website...but anything else he can do?
 

failurbydesign

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he has a emachines t1150..two bars or 256 pc133...the computer boots buts he says its all wacky...all the ram is being used whne he has like outlook, ie, and acrobat open...its very sluggish he says...
 

phishhead

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can you put the new stick in only and see if it boots and burn it in to see if it crashes. but xp wouldnt be the issue most likely your mobo is being picky.
 
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Lee

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#7
Well you never said what OPS you have firstly.
Probable causes, 1) Motherboard don't accept more than a certain amount of r.a.m.
2)OPS don't support more than 500 mbytes of r.a.m. (though win updates may have a fix to sort that if you tell him to run win update, or check knowledge base).
3)Motherboard especially award aka pheonix go manky after a period of time, my old socket 7 used to tell me it only sees 2 mbytes when I had 32 installed on win 95.
4)Could need a bios upgrade.
5)The r.a.m. may not be in the correct amounts per slot, like 5 slots with 64 in each rather than 256 +32, 128+128+64+128 etc.
6)Swap file set incorrectly set.
7)R.a.m might be faulty.
8)Some applications need a heap of r.a.m. to open like the one you mentioned, just disable some plugins, I posted a few weeks ago a utility what does this for you.
9)Internal hardware might be sucking up too much energy (Juice).
10)Out-of-date drivers.
OR A VIRUS IS SCREWING YOUR DAD'S SYSTEMS'S
 
#10
That's unlikely, dreamliner77. SDRAM has fewer pins than DDR SDRAM, so you can't mix SDRAM with DDR SDRAM; either of them would simply not fit in the motherboard. :p
 

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