Memory upgrade hangs computer
Posted on 2002-03-05
I have a PC clone, Pentium III, 450MHz running Windows 98(SE) with 128Mb of RAM. Here's the specs...
Motherboard is PCCHIPS Slot1 M741lmr
I recently purchased a 128Mb RAM upgrade
(PNY-SDRAM/PC100/DIMM). This matches the RAM specs
from the users manual.
After the new chip is installed (in DIMM socket #2), the system boots fine, recognizes the additional memory and then hangs up the system after about 10 to 15 minutes of operation.
When I remove the new RAM chip - everything is OK.
Norton reports the new RAM chip as OK during testing.
I suspect some kind of timing problem but have reached a deadend for answers.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.