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Does Windows XP Pro support 2 Memory Cards at 512MB @400MHZ each

When installed the Computer will not boot up Windows.
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    "Trevor21" <Trevor21@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > Does Windows XP Pro support 2 Memory Cards at 512MB @400MHZ each
    >
    > When installed the Computer will not boot up Windows.


    The OS is irrelevant. Yours is a *hardware* question as to whether or
    not your motherboard and processor can support 400MHz FSB. You'll need
    to check the manual for your motherboard to know what it supports. You
    didn't tell *us* what hardware you have so no one can tell you what can
    be used, but then the manual will tell you that, anyway.

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    Trevor

    Go to either of these websites.. http://www.crucial.com or
    http://www.kingston.com .. use the memory upgrade advisor to work out the
    memory type that you 'should' have bought..

    --
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    MVP - Windows Shell/User


    "Trevor21" <Trevor21@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4C472E56-005C-42ED-9FA3-7A16DA8D518D@microsoft.com...
    > Does Windows XP Pro support 2 Memory Cards at 512MB @400MHZ each
    >
    > When installed the Computer will not boot up Windows.
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    windows XP can handle that ram, however there are often conflicts if the 2
    memory
    chips are not the same brand/ type.

    You can try going into the bios with one chip installed and lowering the
    speed of the ram chips, and making the LATENCY bigger (latency means delay).
    Then insert the other chip back in and see if it will start. If that does
    not help you
    must find chips that work together... and the best way to know that is
    getting the same brand.

    Kenny


    "Trevor21" <Trevor21@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4C472E56-005C-42ED-9FA3-7A16DA8D518D@microsoft.com...
    > Does Windows XP Pro support 2 Memory Cards at 512MB @400MHZ each
    >
    > When installed the Computer will not boot up Windows.
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    Trevor21 wrote:
    > Does Windows XP Pro support 2 Memory Cards at 512MB @400MHZ each
    >
    > When installed the Computer will not boot up Windows.


    This has little or nothing to do with WinXP, but is rather a hardware
    issue.

    It is absolutely essential that any new RAM module(s) be fully
    compatible with both the motherboard and/or any other RAM module(s)
    already in the system. Additionally, there are sometimes jumper
    switches on older motherboards that need to be reset for new RAM
    configurations. Consult your motherboard's manual or the
    manufacturer's web site for specific instructions and compatibility
    requirements.

    If you cannot lay your hands upon the computer's manual and the
    manufacturer doesn't provide a support web site, you can use these
    utilities to help determine the correct type of RAM needed:

    SiSoft's Sandra
    http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/index.php?dir=&location=sware_dl&lang=en

    Belarc Advisor
    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

    Unlimited Possibilities' AIDA32
    http://forum.aumha.org/overflow/aida32.zip

    Lavalys' Everest Home
    http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en

    Also, Crucial Memory's web site (www.crucial.com) has a database
    to help to find the right RAM for your specific make and model
    computer and/or motherboard.


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