Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2008, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Default Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

Hello All;

You helped me once with this build and I am hoping you can help me again.
MoBo: P5B
Vid Card: EN8800GT 512 MB
Proc: Q6700
Ram: THE ISSUE!!!

When I only have 1 2gb stick everything loads up correctly. When I put the second stick in (making it a total of 4gb). Windows starts to boot and gets to the logging screen then restarts. I have completed all the updates (SP3, etc) and cannot figure out how to make it run. I also tried downgraded the voltage to the RAM in the BIOS (i.e. changing it from Auto to DDR2-533, 667, 800, etc.) I must be missing something. Please help!

Thanks again!
__________________

HostileCitizen is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

I forgot I am running Windows XP Pro
__________________

HostileCitizen is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 01:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Shumway's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: London - Ontario - Canada
Posts: 2,729
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

Which make of memory do you have?
Shumway is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 01:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

2x2gb Corsair sticks
HostileCitizen is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 02:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Shumway's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: London - Ontario - Canada
Posts: 2,729
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

Find out the timings and voltage for them and try setting them manually with only 1 stick in,Shut it down then add the other stick and see if it works.

Had to do that on a Asus p5n-e sli and it worked no problem after that,If not some one else will have other options for you to try.
Shumway is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 02:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

I am having an issue finding the voltages on the P5B Bios. The only options it gives me in the menu is the voltage option (say under 12 volts it says 11.53) or the "ignore" option.
HostileCitizen is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 02:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
brinks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

I'm only reading from the manual so I might be off.
Go into the advance>Jumperfree Configuration>AI Tuning: Set to MANUAL. Than the option for you to change stuff should appear.
brinks is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 03:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

K I have upped my voltage from 1.8 to 2.45 (i can't seem to go higher) and yet it is still restarting on every pass.

Any other suggestions? I really appreaciate the help
HostileCitizen is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 03:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
brinks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

Try setting the voltage to 2.1 and lower it to DDR2-677.
Plus what ram slots are you putting the rams into?
brinks is offline  
Old 06-18-2008, 03:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Windows restarts with 2x2gb sticks

All Right.

I looked on the sticks that they say 1.90v and 5-5-5-18 (I assume this is the timing). I am able to change the voltage, but there is no idication on how to change the timing (I am looking for the DDR TIming setting) it is not present in my bios. I change the setting to 1.90v restart with one stick. Shut down, add the next stick, power up and.... same thing. gets to the login page and restarts.
__________________

HostileCitizen is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Search 4.0 Released KSoD Microsoft Windows and Software 0 06-11-2008 11:18 PM
wicked23 log wicked23 HijackThis Logs (finished) 17 06-09-2008 07:10 PM
Boot.ini Thorn Microsoft Windows and Software 37 06-06-2008 12:53 AM
uxtheme.dll Patcher for Windows XP and Vista Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 1 01-21-2008 03:53 PM
windows xp x64 restarts randomly El_Roberto Microsoft Windows and Software 1 06-11-2007 05:23 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.