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Geil com tw 2gb x 2 dc kit will not work with my win 7 64

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November 18, 2010 7:23:34 PM

Trying to upgrade mem on my computer from 2GB to 4GB
My system= Motherboard AMD690GM-M2
WIN 7 64bit
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+2.2 GHz
Every thing goes well until win tries to load and hangs..switch back to 2 or 3GB and every thing works ok....?

The mem is DDR2 pc2 8500 1066MHz By GEIL...(2GB x 2 DC Kit)

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a c 347 } Memory
November 18, 2010 7:51:44 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

My first assumption is mis-matched RAM. Please post the EXACT RAM Part-Numbers for each set; links are preferred.

Use CPUz or look at the stickers -
November 18, 2010 8:15:32 PM

New kit of 2x2GB GEIL?....funny thing is it will run fine and boot no problem with one GEIL 2gb stick and one 1GB PNY stick.
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November 18, 2010 8:39:41 PM

Shoot me ! but i think this might be a windows problem?
a c 347 } Memory
November 18, 2010 9:05:50 PM

The ECS AMD690GM-M2 is a Dual Channel MOBO, and the RAM 'should' be installed in matched-sets and Those matched-sets 'should be' matched to the first set {Speed, CAS timings, Voltage, and Type (chips/side)}. My guess is that they're not.

"GEIL 2gb stick and one 1GB PNY" this not a part-number; this is a part-number -> e.g. KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G

Also, if the BIOS will allow try Unganged.
November 18, 2010 9:39:55 PM

pc2 8500 1066 MHz
CL 5-5-5-15
a c 347 } Memory
November 18, 2010 9:43:58 PM

Okay that's the GEIL -
DDR2-1066 CAS: 4-4-4, 5-5-5, 6-6-6 @ 2.2~2.4V

Next, what about the PNY?

BTW - I did say sets - > 2x or 4x; not 2x +1 ; your MOBO probably cannot do 2+1 sticks... I would strongly recommend getting another set of GX24GB8500C5UDC.
November 18, 2010 10:02:32 PM

The mem is DDR2 pc2 8500 1066MHz By GEIL...(2GB x 2 DC Kit)

2 x 2gb...;.............bios posts hangs after logo screen

GX24GB8500C5UDC. x2.......spanking new set.?
November 18, 2010 10:09:56 PM

If i put in the two GEIL sticks Bios will post ok,but windows will hank just after logo screen........if i take out one of the GEILs Bios will post and windows will load ok......mobo has two dimm slots
a c 347 } Memory
November 18, 2010 11:15:05 PM

More than likely the RAM is incompatible with your MOBO, but do the following:

Do this exactly:
1. Shutdown PC
2. Pull All RAM, Clean RAM contacts with Isopropyl alcohol.
3. Insert damp into the (2 of 2) slots
4. Wait 5 minutes
5. Boot into BIOS; Load Fail Safe, save and exit
6. D/L and create a bootable CD/DVD of Memtest86+ {ISO/zip} -
7. Run 2 Passes
Failure -> exchange RAM Crucial -
8. Boot into BIOS; Load Optimized Defaults, save and exit
Failure -> exchange RAM Crucial -
9. Boot into Safe Mode
10. Run MSCONFIG and select Diagnostic, and restart
Failure -> Possible Corruption in Windows
11. Run MSCONFIG add Microsoft and other KNOWN items
Failure -> Post here.
November 19, 2010 11:34:52 PM

:pt1cable:  No joy ...just ripped out the GEIL ram and reinstalled the old ram every thing works fine now.I will return the GEIL and see if i can exchange them for another brand...the mobo is good for 16GB of ram...Thanks for all your help and advice. :hello: