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Old 01-12-2006, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Added RAM now CRASHES.

I just picked up another 512MB stick of ddr pc2700(my others are 2x256 pc2100, so I know have all 3 slots full) for my Asus a7n266 NForce1 board. I installed it and it was recognized just fine.

But I noticed that Firefox and IE started to crash every time I ran them within 5-10minutes. I had just installed firefox 1.5 so I thought it was perhaps due to that, but I went ahead and pulled the ram out, and now my system is running fine.

I did not see any other problems in my other applications (which is strange).

Anyone have any ideas what is going on here? Bad ram? Bad MOBO ram slot?

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Old 01-12-2006, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check voltages, often makes your comp crash, also try just with the 512 stick


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Old 01-12-2006, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by iam_not_2fast4u
check voltages, often makes your comp crash, also try just with the 512 stick
Funny you mention voltages. My asus probe monitor always has a voltage alarm when I run it. What ranges of +12V and +5V are fine? My 12V seems to read about 13.3 on average but drops down to 5-7V for a secon or two then goes back to 13. Is this normal or am I looking at a dying power supply?

And how would a power supply problem account for these applications not crashing after I removed the ram?

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