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XP Home Won't Boot With 4 Gigs RAM - Mobo Issue?

Again, the slower RAM must be first for the BIOS to set clocking correctly either on their own would set the correct clock but faster RAM first can be a problem. After the reboot, Win7 now recognises all 3GB of RAM. Jan 2, 2009 #9 brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229 Incorrect. Leave a comment Helpful +12 Report Blue Jun 24, 2009 at 03:47 PM 32 bit versions of Windows XP and Vista cannot use the total 4 gb RAM as it has http://midsolutions.org/xp-home/xp-home-unshare-issue.html

xeroxicide View Public Profile Find More Posts by xeroxicide 06 Jan 2011 #4 xeroxicide Windows 7 64 bit 7 posts Just to clarify... I dont think their is 32 bit home premium so you would have to go ultimate or something to use 4 gigs. Let me pick from a list etc.... As I had to replace my MB I had to reinstall Windows, but kept all my old data in the Windows.Old file.

If the BIOS stops checking memory at the 3 GB point - it is a BIOS issue and you might want to update it. Quick guess is you may have some bad RAM but unless you are willing to perform these test you'll be frustrated trying with the 8Gb for the moment. Reset any customized BIOS settings.2.4.

If this runs properly for 15 minutes, you are probably good.If you have any doubts about the compatibility of your memory with your mobo, go to the Corsair web site. if you have the box ticked you can manipulate this setting. Memory manufacturers make minor-to-major changes in their models as often as weekly.No, different timings would not cause this, as the MB should just default to the slowest timings. ALL memory (motherboard, cache and Video) must be mapped into the 4 GB limitation that is built into the 32 bit Windows OS.

That would explain why it worked before when I had matching sticks and not now when I don't... solved My Hyperx 1600mhz 4Gb Ram Not booting with my q8400 quad core processor and ddr3 mother board other nonbranded ram boot ok Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around While faster RPM drives can theoretically read large chunks of data faster and perhaps seek a little faster, the better number to look at is actually the seek time. Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

All Rights Reserved. I would blue screen constantly after anywhere from 5-30 minutes of playing Counter-Strike. PC Hardware forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on PC hardware is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. In theory, yes, a smaller registry will have an effect on performance.

Can a Wizard polymorph low-level PCs into over-powered beasts? What's going on? The time you'll need 4GB of RAM is when you're ready to move to Windows7. Jan 1, 2009 #3 brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229 run msconfig and click the boot tab.

Run CPUZ and see what it reports for all the SPD settings for each type of memory and try a common voltage setting - if there is one. http://midsolutions.org/xp-home/xp-home-start-up-floppy-boot-disk-usage.html Was this answer helpful? Thanks for bearing with me on this.. Helpful +9 Report ToolmakerSteve Sep 28, 2009 at 12:43 AM The /PAE switch won't help.

ZorgAug 3, 2008, 7:56 AM Navigating web pages? I tried this, but it doesn't display anything. I have been trying to resolve this for 2 weeks now and acer support is not usefull please someone make my new year and help me figure this out. get redirected here What's that?

All 32 bit versions support only up to 3 gigabytes. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. if you use a GPU with 64MB Ram then your computer will most likely be able to recognize more than 3Gb (Which you said only a 64bit OS can recognize).

hesskiaAug 1, 2008, 6:06 AM I hate to tell you, but i have a P5n-e motherbaord and had the same problems that your having--When i contacted Asus regarding the problem, they

majorbromlyAug 1, 2008, 9:42 AM I installed SP1 when I set the computer up. more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed It is a limitation of the 32 bit OS. solved Bought new Kingston RAM (kit of two 4 GB), PC won`t boot.

Works fine with athlon ii x4 640. fleakillerAug 1, 2008, 1:44 PM Zorg said: Run Memtest86+ for at least a few hours, or better over night. What they see is something like Figure A. useful reference use 64 bit OS or Change physical RAM info( see microsoft website for detail) Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to PC Hardware forum 14 total posts Popular Forums icon

Seek time is therefore very important to performance. I haven't run Memtest but will try that later, thanks. I think all the memory you install gets the same voltage; you can't mix. solved Computer won't boot after installing new RAM solved 4gb ram 1600mhz 1.65v won't work on x64 (looping boot on windows logo) More resources See also solved Computer wont boot after

The reason I say this is that the original Vista DVD would not let you boot into Windows if you had more than 3Gb of memory. The check box you are talking about is already unchecked. Just before Vista came out - 1GB was becoming standard for $450~550 computers. My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Self build OS Windows 7 64 bit CPU Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9650 3.00 GHz, 12M, 1333MHz Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EG41MF-US2H Memory Corsair 4GB DDR2