1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 18, 2011 10:16 AM by Dryne

    Problem installing additional RAM

    Yadon

      I am having a problem installing additional RAM (2GB to 4GB).  My board is beyond free support.

       

      Model:             DP965LT

      AA:                   D41694-204

      Serial #:            AZLT62707833

       

      PROCESSOR:            Core2Duo E6600 @ 2.40GHz

       

      The board came with 2GB RAM installed.  This RAM worked fine before my upgrade difficulties and it works fine now, after going back to the original configuration.

       

      ORIGINAL RAM:

                  Two Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G  1GB PC2 – 5300 CL5 240-pin DMM

       

      FIRST ATTEMPT:

      I added two modules of the exact same RAM.  Shortly after boot-up, random screen freezes and lock-ups began.  I ran memtest.exe, which reported bad RAM.

       

      I removed the new RAM and the computer ran fine.

       

      SECOND ATTEMPT:

      Believing the “bad RAM” report, I bought 4GB of new RAM:

       

      Two:  Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

       

      Part Number: CT2KIT12864AA800

      Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)

      Package: 240-pin DIMM

      Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400

      Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •

       

      This RAM conformed to the “Supported DIMM Configurations” shown on Intel’s advice pages for the DP965LT.  This specific Crucial RAM was shown among the “Vendor Self Tested Memory” on the advice pages for the DP965LT.

       

      Again, shortly after boot-up, random screen freezes and lock-ups began.  I ran memtest.exe, which reported bad RAM.

       

      I removed the new RAM, replaced the original two Kingston modules and the computer ran fine.

       

      I want to max out the RAM (4GB for my 32bit OS).

       

      Have I given enough information for a response?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Dave