Your advice is needed - Does this sound like faulty ram
Posted on 2002-03-17
AMD Athlon XP 1800 CPU
1GB PC 133 SDRAM (512MBx2) - do not know manufacturer
15GB IBM HDD
Soltek SL75KAV Motherboard
32MB Hercules Geforce 2 MX Graphics Card
Soundblaster Live 1024 Value
Windows XP Pro
Since upgrading my chip from an AMD Athlon 1Ghz to a XP 1800 chip (1.53GHz) and upgrading the ram from 256Mb to 1GB, my pc randomly locks up/freezes, forcing a reboot of the machine. The first memory modules were faulty and have been replaced.
However, when I try to run Microsoft Flight simulator 2002 the pc blue screens and reboots. Sometimes windows catches the error and asks if I want to send an error report.
However, If I remove one of the memory modules the system is stable and the game runs correctly. As soon as I install the second module (1024Mb total) the system locks up.
Anyone have any ideas if this is faulty ram or a hardware conflict? I think the ram is faulty but I would like to be certain before I send it back (for the second time).
Thanks for any help you might be able to provide!