Firstly, if you have overclocked please set the CMOS back to the defaults. If that doesn't solve anything, or you haven't overclocked, then take out 2 Gigs, and install the following update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777/
Boot with the 2 gigs still installed. Then shut down and put the other two back in.
I'll try the install, thanks
I'll update you in a sec
Is it 32 or 64 bit Vista?
I have 64 bit Vista Premium, with 4*1GB. Even tough I'm overclocking (DDR2-800 working at 833, with 4-4-4-12 timing instead of 4-4-4-15), it works flawlessly.
I'd suggest raising memory voltage by a notch. It's a well known fact that more memory often need incresed voltage. If you need, say, 2.10 volt, try putting it up to 2.15 or 2.20 instead. Don't go higher then +0.10 volt on what is recommended by your memory manufacturer, as it might get risky for long term stability.
You can, in last resort, lower your RAM frequency. If it's DDR2 800, try running it at 667 instead but with same timing. The difference in performances will be close to none, but with rock stable stability.
Yeah, I got an XFX 680i Mobo (the equivalent of the EVga 680i A1) and I'm having issues with 4 Gb of RAM.
If I test 2 Gb (using memtest86) of ram instead of 4Gb, the tests pass perfect (switching between one set and the other). But if I plug in all 4Gb, the test fails (sometimes, not always). I am overclocking my RAM at 4-4-4-10-1T @ 900MHz/2.20 Volts (this is 4xPC2-8500 1Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer sticks). If I run either Windows XP 64 or Windows Vista 64 with 4Gb of RAM, it works for a while and then BAM! BSOD. But if I run it with 2Gb of RAM, no problems whatsoever. I'm kind of surprised since I've been running this new machine for a couple of weeks now without any issues and all of a sudden, it's BSODing all the time. I ran PRIME95 on it at the beginning without any issues (using 4Gb of RAM). I thought one of my sticks might be going bad, but testing the sticks in 2Gb pairs passes all the time). What gives?
I hope I'm not breaking any rules by necroing this thread but it's the same problem I'm having. If anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it.
I'm getting this problem with Windows 7 64 ultimate. I have a P5N32-E SLI Plus and I'm trying to get 4x1gb 6400 Geil Black Dragon working also. The BSODs Im getting are the same as the thread creator. I havent tried removing one of my SLI 8800 GT cards yet. I haven't tried installing the hotfix as it's for Vista. Will that cause a problem if I installed it on 7? I can't get into safe mode so I've had to remove the modules to type this. I should mention I've tried reseating the modules.
I have had 2 GB of this ram (same specs as the new modules) running for about a year and a half now with no problems. The system was OCed but I have set it back to defaults to try and fix this problem with no luck. I first thought one of the modules was damaged and got them replaced from amazon uk. Oh and Buying a new motherboard isnt an option, as that usually leads to buying a new everything