Adding Memory Makes System Unstable. How to fix?
Posted on 2004-10-23
I bought a stripped down cheap computer for running test applications.
It only came with 128MB of PC2700 RAM so I bought another 256MB: same speed, different manufacturer (Corsair Value/Select vs. generic that came with it).
When having it in the computer during an installation, it made a 1 minute task take 60 and after installation, I get a blue-screen after shutting down.
If I remove one stick or the other, the system appears stable, but I don't get it. Why doesn't the memory try to get along?
It's a Biostar u8668d if that helps, and it's supposed to be able to handle 2 GB of memory I guess.
What could be happening?
I need to add another 256-512MB, so I want to make sure I'm not upsetting something delicate here.