RAM Upgrade Problems!!!
I just purchased two 512MB (PC2700 DDR333) RAM modules to upgrade my H-P a320n workstation. My computer originally had two 256MB modules in it, but is capable of holding 2GB.
I installed the new RAM, and the computer BIOS "recognizes" it as two separate 512MB modules....HOWEVER, the Win XP System Properties screen only recognizes a total of like 960MB!!.
Anyway, Windows XP boots up ok, but I'm having a lot of weird problems since doing this upgrade. For instance, Windows will crash every now and then, any DVD that I play will freeze up or crash completely, my audio card will occasionally go haywire, other programs don't respond as they used to, etc. None of this happened before the upgrade.
I DID sucessfully update the BIOS with a file from the H-P site, but the problems continue. I have also tweaked the virtual memory through XP, but maybe I didn't do something right there.
I also switched the RAM modules in the slots, but that didn't fix it. I find it odd that the BIOS recognizes it all, it "tests" ok within the BIOS, but that Win XP just won't recognize all 1GB (but most of it!) and I'm having all these other problems.
Any suggestions?????? Thanks!!