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Daniel Henry Aug 15, 2010, 06:56am EDT Report Abuse
Hello, first post here.

Everytime I install both of my 2gb RAM sticks, the BIOS verifies "4096 ram bytes UPDATE OK" (or something like that).

Next, it goes to the "Windows 7 is loading" screen.

Once the 4 different colored logos of Windows 7 finish appearing on top of that "Windows 7 is loading" text, nothing happens.

However, I have no issues when only using one 2GB stick.

[Motherboard: PCCHIPS A33G 1.0]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813185083
[CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ 2.5ghz Socket AM2 (940)]
[RAM: (1) stick of 2GB Kingston DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz]
[Video card: EVGA Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512MB]


NOTE: I have tried two different brands of 2GB RAM sticks:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

and currently:

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2K2/4GR


Everytime I use two sticks of EITHER brand above, I get the freezing issue.



Does anyone know of any solutions?


Thank you!


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micro Aug 15, 2010, 11:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: 2 sticks of 2GB = 'Stuck at Windows 7 is loading' screen
It will boot with one stick of ram. Is this the same case no matter what slot you have the ram in?

I was reading on the Newegg user reviews and a guy said this.

" Did not work well
Pros: Shipped fairly fast. No physical damages due to shipping etc. Not DOA.
Cons: This motherboard failed the POST test first off. Only one of the RAM slots worked."

Check and see if this is your problem as a lot of the reviews say it is a horrible board.
The good thing is that if it was a mobo problem as you can get another micro atx for cheap.


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PIRATE Aug 15, 2010, 02:04pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: 2 sticks of 2GB = 'Stuck at Windows 7 is loading' screen
Seems that your motherboard cannot use Dual channel properly. Try 2 sticks of each brand, that might work, or a bad slot like mentioned above.

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Daniel Henry Aug 15, 2010, 03:41pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: 2 sticks of 2GB = 'Stuck at Windows 7 is loading' screen
My PSU:

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Yes, I have tried both slots and mixed up both brands. I still get the freezing issue anytime I have two 2GB sticks in. Both slots work fine when only one is being used.

1. Should I try a 2GB DDR2 800mhz stick + 2GB DDR2 667mhz stick?

2. Or TWO sticks of 2GB DDR2 667mhz?

Daniel Henry Aug 15, 2010, 03:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: 2 sticks of 2GB = 'Stuck at Windows 7 is loading' screen
What if I update/flash the BIOS of my motherboard?

http://www.pcchipsusa.com/PCCWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.a...mp;LanID=0

Release note:
1.Fixed DRAM timing failures leading to a system hang by AMD's suggestion.
2.support new CPU as below list.
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 3500+ ADH3500IAA4DE
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 3500+ ADA3500IAA4DH
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 3800+ ADA3800IAA4DH
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 4000+ ADA4000IAA4DH



 

    
 
 

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