Increased RAM

  Limpy 15:14 13 Feb 09
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I have scanned using EVEREST and it says my Motherboard ID is:09/28/2005-SIS-661-6A714FK9C-00
Motherboard Name:Foxconn 6617MX-S/661FX4MR-ES/661FX7MF-(E)S/661FXME(-E). It originally had 256MB DDR 400MHz PC3200 which I changed to 1GB with same specs. I since added another 1GB with same specs and got the dreaded "Blue Screen" advising there is a problem with my memory. Have I overloaded my motherboard or something else wrong?

  The Kestrel 15:18 13 Feb 09

Try changing the sticks of RAM around. How many slots does your motherboard have?

Try using the scanner at Crucial click here , it will tell you what RAM you have and the maximum your MB is capable of taking.

  Limpy 15:29 13 Feb 09

Thanks but I did use the Crucial scan before I bought the extra 1GB. Unfortunately Crucial could not say what my maximum RAM could be.

  Limpy 15:30 13 Feb 09

I forgot to mention that I have four slots.

  The Kestrel 15:35 13 Feb 09

Have you tried each stick of RAM on its own and do they both work singly? If this is the case it looks as if the position of the RAM sticks is the problem. Try putting them in different slot positions and see if this corrects the problem.

  Limpy 18:06 13 Feb 09

Many thanks I will try that.

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