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Old 11-19-2005, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Prolems with new RAM sticks

I just bought some new OCZ pc3500 ram , installed it and windows would load and then freeze or just reboot, so i put my old ram back in and it works fine. I tried the new ram again and now when i boot up i get a boot error saying CPU has changed or is unworkable. It lets me hit F1 to continue which I find strange if the CPU is unworkable. I dont get that message when i put the old ram back in. I can get to windows and so far it seems to be running stable with the new ram. I'm posting this message on the new ram and windows hasnt froze. But everytime i reset the computer i get the same message which tells me something isn't right. could i have gotten bad ram? or is there something else thats not right?

And also i tried switching each stick in different ram slots and running single sticks and switching back and forth.

Thanks for any help,

MB - Abit IS7-E2G; CPU - P4 3.0e Prescott now at 3.5 with Cooler Master HYPER 6; Ram - 1024 Xerox pc3700 pushed to the max
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Run "memtest86" for a few hours with the new RAM to be sure there's something wrong with it...
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