Heya all, i searched but couldnt find anything relevant, so could you help me with one small wee problem?
Last week i bought a 512mb 2100 DDR stick to put in my machine. I already had a 512mb stick in there, but i couldnt tell the speed (no labels on it at all), but figured it couldnt be too high as it's over a year old.
Bought it off OCS, had it nicely delivered, and installed it.
First off, it booted up fine, but said i only had 512mb RAM in.
Hmm, have a quick look around, and decide to reboot.
Then it recognises it, and i feel a wave of pride wash over me However, after about 10 mins it rebooted itself. Then it got stuck in an endless rebooting sequence (just after selecting whether it should load XP in safe mode or not), and i noticed that the RAM count at startup wasn't there.
So, removed the RAM, rebooted (with that feeling of dread we all get when we realise we have possibly carked the whole system), and breathed a sigh of relief when it all worked fine.
Now, does anyone know what the problem could be? I cant tell the speed of the original stick of RAM, would that be the problem? My Dad seems to think that it is because the new RAM is not identical to the old stick, any truth in that?
Thank you in advance for your help