Originally Posted by silentace
yes i had already pulled the extra 1 gig stick out (sorry my sig doesn't reflect that) and they are both in the correct slots for them to run in dual channel mode. Voltage for my ram has been set to either 2.0 or 2.1 (the recommended settings according to the specs of my ram) and either set to optimal timing or manually 5-5-5-15-2T
Nothing seems to work. Makes it to windows every time and programs are loading but then it just locks up after all the programs load into the task bar... pretty much happens about 10 seconds after windows loads everytime...
Have you tried running a memtest on your memory.
Go to the free download and save to your computer.
This is the ISO program you can use to make an ISO disc.
1. Extract the file
2. Burn an ISO disc,
3. Put it in the tray, make sure CD is your first boot device
4. Start the computer and run the memory test.
This test stresses your memory. If you get any errors your memory is having probelms. Then you can try to adjust the memory from your current point with looser timing, lower/higher voltages etc.
Hope this helps.