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Oct
20
comment New memory not working on Windows 7!
@Axidos - sorry, I took away the answer credit and gave to @Marc-Andre. See my comment there.
Oct
20
accepted New memory not working on Windows 7!
Oct
20
comment New memory not working on Windows 7!
After a little more stress testing it turns out, as you suggested, that one of the memory sticks was defective. It might just have needed a little of extra time to complete its stress test, but this morning I came in to find a BSoD waiting for me. I clearly narrowed it down to one defective memory stick, so I guess the answer points should belong to you... :)
Oct
20
awarded  Tumbleweed
Oct
19
comment New memory not working on Windows 7!
@Axidos - totally weird. I'm sure I tried this before, but I decided to try again: I put my new memory in the yellow channels and the old in the red channels. Now my system is working perfectly - with 8GB! The only difference from before is that previously I had the memory sticks in the opposite colored slots i.e. old in yellow, new in red... not sure why that's make a difference. So seeing as your is the suggestion that seems to have made the difference, you get the answer credit! Maybe now you can leave comments! ;)
Oct
19
comment New memory not working on Windows 7!
+1 Thanks - that's useful info!
Oct
19
comment New memory not working on Windows 7!
I started up the system with the new memory in place of the old, and it worked fine.
Oct
19
comment New memory not working on Windows 7!
@Shinrai - my new memory is 800 MHz, old memory is 400 MHz. The packaging of the new memory (which they didn't advertise on the online store!) says compatible with 533, 667 and 800 Mhz. But If it's a compatibility issue, why was I able to start up into safe mode?
Oct
19
revised New memory not working on Windows 7!
updated screen shot
Oct
19
comment New memory not working on Windows 7!
Ha - I have a dual boot and I made this screen dump from XP. Sorry, I'll update the screen shot.
Oct
19
asked New memory not working on Windows 7!
Oct
18
asked How to get full write permission on my second drive after dual boot?
Oct
13
accepted How to do OCR on a PDF document?
Oct
13
accepted Can I boot up into an existing virtual machine?
Oct
13
comment Can I boot up into an existing virtual machine?
+1 - thanks for the suggestion, EasyBCD does work... but when I start up into the VHD, the Windows 7 startup screen appears, then freezes, flickers onto a BSoD, then the computer reboots again. Bottom line, I cannto boot into the VHD. Any idea how to fix that?
Oct
11
accepted Getting new memory for my computer - any gotchas?
Oct
11
comment Getting new memory for my computer - any gotchas?
+ answer credit for most useful tips! Thanks!
Oct
11
asked Getting new memory for my computer - any gotchas?
Oct
10
answered Teleconference between three or more people on Skype
Aug
12
accepted Win XP startup hangs after login - how to fix?