I am going to try later today a single 1GB pc3200 Ram module to see if the problem is just having more than 512mb ram (I cant see this being a problem) or the 2 individual 512mb modules.
"mikeyhsd" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:OBw2uUTSHHA.3592@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
vista is more memory intensive then previous os.
found during testing that I occasionally got memory errors when running the vista memory diag.
running the same diag on xp , no errors.
eventually found one of the memory sticks was bad. replacing the 2 to keep a matched set, solved the problems.
"Jason" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:eFW6clRSHHA.1200@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
I have a Athlon Xp 3200 NForce4 Chipset main board with 2 512 Ram modules.
During install Iw ould get the usual problems that perople have where it
will get to various stages and then freeze/reboot/fail.
Thinking it might be device related I removed usb devices/hard disks etc...
finally arriving at the RAM where I discovered that all my problems went
away when only one 512 module (pc3200) was present.
I have tried 3 other ram modules together and in different slots and no
combination works (together) however all modules work when only one is
Using the one 512 module Vista Ultimate installed no problems. All drivers
found and installed and everything works fine. After a while I found Vista
too slow and so thought I would try and resolve my RAM issue and place one
of the other modules in. In doing so, Vista will boot but somehwere , at
random intervals, during the progress bar load phase the screen will just
lock up. Rmoeving the 2nd module makes the problem go away
Has anyone else come accross this issue? The same RAM works fine with
Windows XP pro . The only avenue I have left is to think that somehow ASLR
is very picky about the RAM and where it loads the windows files randomly.
Is there a way to turn off ASLR to test this theory?. I have the latest
drivers and bios updates and still no luck.