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    Re: RAM problems

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefblackhammer View Post
    When you boot your PC go into your BIOS (F11, ESC or Delete key) if your BIOS states you have the 1,536 MB of ram then it is a windows issue so lets look at your ram from a different place in windows.

    Go to start > Run and type msinfo32.exe, look at the "Total Physical Memory" item on the System Summary Section (it is on this section by default). See how much it says you have, if it states only 1024 MB of ram then it is something wrong with the OS...let me know. Also Know1 has a great point, try that first.
    Okay...this is weird, freaking me out.


    2gigs??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Also, if you have your motherboard manual, (or can look it up online) check to see what SIZE of memory your motherboard can support. It may turn out that 512MB is the upper limit...
    But if 512mb is the max every slot can have then why is it also said "Total System Memory: Max3GB"

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    Re: RAM problems

    Lower your Virtual memory to 1 GB, Windows XP Pro can only support 4 GB without upgrading to a 64 bit OS, that includes the Virtual memory (pagefile.sys).

    Here is how to get to that:

    go to start and right click my computer then choose properties.

    Advanced tab and chose the settings button for performance
    goto the advanced tab and under the virtual memory section choose change.

    I.E.


    Then set the min and max sizes to 1 gig.

    Reboot.

    If that doesn't work, then:
    goto, start > run and type command

    type cd c:\

    type edit boot.ini

    go to the bottom line and type "/PAE" without the quotes

    I.E.
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windo ws Server 2003, Enterprise" /fastdetect /PAE

    goto file and choose save
    goto file and choose exit
    type exit and hit enter

    This enables large memory support at time of boot. If you do this and it doesn't change anything then go back and remove the line...it may cause other problems if you don't actually have 4 gigs of ram (including page file) on your PC.


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    Re: RAM problems

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefblackhammer View Post
    Lower your Virtual memory to 1 GB, Windows XP Pro can only support 4 GB without upgrading to a 64 bit OS, that includes the Virtual memory (pagefile.sys).

    Here is how to get to that:

    go to start and right click my computer then choose properties.

    Advanced tab and chose the settings button for performance
    goto the advanced tab and under the virtual memory section choose change.

    I.E.


    Then set the min and max sizes to 1 gig.

    Reboot.

    If that doesn't work, then:
    goto, start > run and type command

    type cd c:\

    type edit boot.ini

    go to the bottom line and type "/PAE" without the quotes

    I.E.
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windo ws Server 2003, Enterprise" /fastdetect /PAE

    goto file and choose save
    goto file and choose exit
    type exit and hit enter

    This enables large memory support at time of boot. If you do this and it doesn't change anything then go back and remove the line...it may cause other problems if you don't actually have 4 gigs of ram (including page file) on your PC.
    Haha wow, it's been ages since I've used something reminisce of MSDOS...but I check the first thing you told me to and for my virtual memory, it is only 384 MB... "confused:

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    Re: RAM problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyoro-Pyoro View Post
    Haha wow, it's been ages since I've used something reminisce of MSDOS...but I check the first thing you told me to and for my virtual memory, it is only 384 MB... "confused:


    This lists your virtual memory as 2 GB...?


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    Re: RAM problems

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefblackhammer View Post


    This lists your virtual memory as 2 GB...?
    Yeah, weird huh... On top of that I don't even mess around with the RAMs now, everytime I rearrange them it'll take me forever to get the computer back on. Everytime I rearrange or add new ram the computer just have long beeps when i turn it on...

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    Re: RAM problems

    Yeah, long beeps during the POST (boot) correspond to something being bad or faulty in your hardware. It could be sporadic in nature but something is going wrong. Listen closely and tell us the number and length of the beeps. Also if it gives you an error code.

    I.E. 1 long, 1 short beep = (IBM) motherboard is having issues.


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    Re: RAM problems

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefblackhammer View Post
    Yeah, long beeps during the POST (boot) correspond to something being bad or faulty in your hardware. It could be sporadic in nature but something is going wrong. Listen closely and tell us the number and length of the beeps. Also if it gives you an error code.

    I.E. 1 long, 1 short beep = (IBM) motherboard is having issues.
    long beeps. I am sure. As a matter of fact this is something that has happened to my friends desktop while he was building it from scratch, everything was new too. Unfortunately, my manual doesn't say jack about what it means unlike my friend's.

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    Re: RAM problems

    Not a big deal, just count them and tell us what kind of motherboard you have (the manufacture)


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