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BSOD ISSUES. Completely freezes

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October 23, 2013 1:45:27 PM

BSOD issues after adding new RAM. Ok so I have read through many of your forums and I am still not sure of how to fix my problem. I just put in 2 x2gb of ram in my HP desktop that started with 3gb of RAM. (2x1 gb, 2x512mb) what I understand at the moment, I need to go into system bios to set voltage and RAM speed. However I have no clue how to get to them or what to set them at. I can get into the bios screen and usually have enough time to explore a bit before the freeze occurs. When it does occur, I get the blue HP screen with several vertical lines and is frozen, as if something is incorrect with video.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Machine is HP Pavilion initially running vista 32 bit.
Now running windows 7 ultimate x64
AMD processor
a b } Memory
October 23, 2013 2:14:45 PM

Hi,

are the RAM stick same specs? If not that is probably your problem. You need same voltage, speed and timing or you get trouble
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a c 1941 } Memory
October 23, 2013 4:48:38 PM

What's the model #s of the DRAM you want to use and we might be able to set up timings and voltages to suit them?
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October 23, 2013 8:26:54 PM

New RAM is PNY 2gig DDR2 pc2-6400. In slots 3&4
Old RAM is hynix 1gig 2R x8 pc2-5300U-555-12 In slots 1&2

Thanks for the quick responses
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a c 1941 } Memory
October 23, 2013 8:46:57 PM

Try the PNY in slots 1-3 and the Hynix in 2-4, and if you adjust the DRAM voltage try raising it + 0.05 to + 0.10
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October 24, 2013 5:06:27 AM

The reason I went 1-2, 3-4 was the original had 2 1gig in 3-4 and 2 512mb in 1-2, also the clips on 1-2 are white and the others were blue. But I will change them and try it. Also in the bios, I could not find anywhere to change much of anything to do with timing or speeds or voltage
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October 24, 2013 5:19:47 AM

This just began when installing the new RAM so will give your solution a shot.
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October 24, 2013 8:28:07 AM

Crashed immediately when I put the ram in that configuration. 1gig back in one and two 2gig is back in 3-4. Currently working, will respond again when it dumps again
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October 24, 2013 11:49:32 AM

Dumped after about 30 minutes.
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a c 1941 } Memory
October 24, 2013 3:25:05 PM

Sounds like you just got two sets that don't want to play together, thsi is why it's never a good idea to mix DRAM
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October 24, 2013 4:24:14 PM

So, suppose I get 2 more 2gb sticks same as the last two. Would I then still need to change ram voltage, etc? If so can someone walk me through it?
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a c 1941 } Memory
October 24, 2013 5:11:14 PM

Could be the same, that's why it's best to buy a single set of DRAM in the full amount of what you want, there's tons of people here that will tell you "No problem" when someone asks about mixing DRAM, but they may have been lucky in the time or two they did it, or have never done it, the DRAM makers, the mobo makers, and all good builders will tell you it's not a good idea and there's no guarantee if mixing DRAM
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October 25, 2013 9:01:34 AM

Let's try again. I took out the two original 1gig Hynix sticks leaving just the new 2gig sticks. Computer crashed in less time than it took for me to type this response. I am going to replace just the originals and see what happens. watch for the next episode of "as the memory chips turn" haha

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October 25, 2013 10:47:02 AM


11790920,0,1456659 said:
Let's try again. I took out the two original 1gig Hynix sticks leaving just the new 2gig sticks. Computer crashed in less time than it took for me to type this response. I am going to replace just the originals and see what happens. watch for the next episode of "as the memory chips turn" haha

okay so 3.5 hours later and I am still up and running with the original mem. Makes me think I am going to have to change something else to make the new ones work. stay tuned...

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a c 1941 } Memory
October 25, 2013 3:27:12 PM

Will be here ;) 
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October 26, 2013 7:30:45 PM

Okay, so far I have exchanged the 2gigs at the store added them to slots 3 and 4 {one at a time} and have also added one of the 1gigs back in. So far so good. About to add the final 1 gig in and see what happens. I am really beginning to dislike HP at this point. Foing to learn to build my own soon. Got a long way to go
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October 26, 2013 7:31:28 PM

Perhaps I need to learn to proofread.
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a c 1941 } Memory
October 26, 2013 7:41:02 PM

After a couple builds it's second nature, the fun part comes when you start OCing and tuning ;) 
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November 1, 2013 7:25:14 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for all your help Tradesman. I learned the hard way to add each stick one at a time. Not sure why that worked but it did. I will definitely hang out here as often as I can and continue to learn.
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a c 1941 } Memory
November 1, 2013 8:31:27 PM

Glad to hear all is well, and all are welcome, may want to close the thread ;) 
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