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Stephen H
Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 - 2:20 am:   

I am not well versed in computers, to the extent that you guys appear to be, so I am hoping you could provide me with some help.

I have a computer, that has a Shuttle AV49N Motherboard and until recently only 256MB DDR PC2100 RAM (one stick)

As some software was running sluggish I went to the store and bought a 512MB DDR PC2100 (one stick) to install.

Seemed to work ok (the machin recognised the extra RAM while booting, and there was a noticable increase in performance once I got started), but after a while I started getting errors with Windows XP giving me the the Error Report messages, after which the software would close automatically.

Also, on other occassions it just reboots the machine.

I've tried various combinations, although the only thing that seems to stabilise the computer is when I just go back to the 256MB Ram from before.

Any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated.
Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - 12:27 am:   

Shuttle boards can be picky about the memory you use in them, if the machine is stabile with the original 256 in it than your problem lies in the memory configuration of the 512 stick. I recommend returning it and getting another stick, perhaps trying a different brand altogether.

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