I've been running with 2GB of memory for a couple of years now. I assembled this computer myself and I don't do any overclocking. I originally bought 2 1GB Supertalent DIMMS and had no problems with them. This is what CPU-Z says about them
A few days ago I bought 2 Kingston 1GB DIMMS. The box says that they are KVR800d2N6. I installed them (each pair on a different colored slot) but the BIOS won't boot after that. My monitor won't turn on and after I take 2GB out the BIOS gives a message like "overclocking failed".
I checked the new DIMMS by themselves and they work fine (on the same computer). The only problem is when trying to combine them.
Looking around, I only managed to find CL info for the kingston memory (CL 6). According to cpu-z the Supertalent DIMM is CL5. Is this why my bios hangs at startup? Is it enough to change the CL timing in the bios to the lower one or do I need to change them all?