knizamk

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I just bought a 1GB DDR ram 16 chips on a PC CHip motherboard. But, after a couple of days, I can't install anything on my pc (MS Office 2003, Flash MX).

Then, I tried to reformat the pc using Win2000, but while installing, an error appeared asking me to disable memory bios. I tried installing Win98, WinXP home and pro, still can't install.

Then I change the ram and the pc install the os and other softwares with no hassle.

What happen to my ram?
 

CHEEZball

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Ram can just die.. it's quite common, call the place you got it from, ask for a warranty swap and all should be peachy.

Used to date a tech and the majority of his bitching was over bad ram and RMA's...

*shrug*
 

billscarnage

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Ram can just die.. it's quite common, call the place you got it from, ask for a warranty swap and all should be peachy.

Used to date a tech and the majority of his bitching was over bad ram and RMA's...

*shrug*

Yes it can, or the chip can be bad and still be deceiving. If the ram was horribly bad it would probably say so during the initial boot check. Though i had a stick that would boot fine and then boot to XP just fine too. However after about 5min it would over heat something awful and kill windows.
 

knizamk

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Thanks guys, I'd just returned the ram and now I've 2 GB of ram.
The technician didn't said anything when I asked him about the problem.

Thanks again!