I just bout this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it seemed like good ram, with awsome heatsinks that would keep in nice and cool hours into playing crysis or gta IV.. ANyways I put it in and started up my computer, everything seemed just fine nothing different at all, I got the HP welcome screen and it went to load the operating system and I got the blue screen of death ( twice ) I went into my bios and its right there under memory like it should be. It says how much is installed and how much is installed in each slot and says its running at PC 6400 however I cannot get it to work- i then ran a diagnostics and everything passed but the RAM failed.. Heres my computer and heres my mother board..http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... ( motherboard ) http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can... ( computer ) I understand that these computers arent made to add upgrades that well but i simply figured adding some RAM wouldnt hurt a thing and would be a nice simpler upgrade.. Any Idea whats going on??
You should attempt to boot with one stick at a time to see if one stick is bad. Unfortunately one bad stick is not uncommon. Don't know alot about Evo, never tried their products. When I've seen reviews of their products, they seem to be middle of the pack performance-wise with a high end price.
I am very happy with OCZ.
ONE NOTE: I noticed on the motherboard page you posted that it says it is compatible with 4gb ram on 32 bit OS, and 8 GB with a 64 bit OS.
Yes Vista 64 bit. I havent checked the voltage out yet but will in a minute if it is that can I 1.) change it on an HP ( this isnt a custom built or anything 2.) If I can is it safe for my mother board and everything?
I will go with the memory voltage being the problem...... JDEC specifications for DDR2 is 1.8V standard. The memory that you have installed is rated for 1.9 to 2.0 volts.... If you cannot change the voltage in the bios then you got yourself some great conversation pieces as your system probably will not be able to use them.