Memory for Win 7 64 vs XP 32

#1
I am wanting to dual boot XP 32 with Win 7 64, at least until I have everything reinstalled on Win 7.

I currently have 3 gig memory installed, but I'm adding another 6 gig. Is there something I need to do in XP to allow it to boot with the 9 gig of memory? I realize that XP will only recognize 4 gig and that I can add /3GB, but I don't know if I need to do that or not. I have a evga X58 MB which has triple channel memory. I have 1 gig in each of the 1st 3 slots and want to add 2 gig in each of the 2nd 3 slots.

Thanks for any help and insight you can provide.

Jan
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#2
XP will merely ignore ram above the 3gig boundry
 


#3
XP Dual Boot

When I load up my other 6 gig of memory my XP OS crashes. There isn't a BSOD - it just reboots. How can I tell what the problem is?

Thanks.
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#4
When I load up my other 6 gig of memory my XP OS crashes. There isn't a BSOD - it just reboots. How can I tell what the problem is?

Thanks.

Most likely you havent clicked on that you need matched pairings (1-1 or 1-1/2-2), at least thats how it is on DDR2 so triple banking ddr3 will likely mean you need to use a trio banking like 1-1-1 2-2-2 layout....I think. There should be a bank layout table for different amoutns of ram in the manual, check you have this correct.
 


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#5
They are matching sets - all 6 are 8-8-8-24. I have Corsair Dominators - same type just different sizes.
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#6
They are matching sets - all 6 are 8-8-8-24. I have Corsair Dominators - same type just different sizes.
Yes but what i mean isnt the timings but the fact you may have to setup the banks in a certain way pricisely because they are different sizes. I'm just not sure if they have to be paired or trio.
 


#7
They are triple channel - all of the same size are on 1 channel. Do you know how to tell what the issue is - since I'm not getting BSOD?
 


sjv1988

New Member
#8
Have you got a BIOS speaker set up in your PC? If your computer's BIOS has a problem with the setup, that little speaker will sound a series of tones to give you an idea of what's wrong. If you do have a speaker, and it's not making any sound except a single beep at power-up, then the problem's not your BIOS, but the computer trying to start the software. No BSOD means it isn't far enough into the program to write an error to RAM.
 


#9
It actually gets booted into Windows and the first time brought up the majority of the software and then just rebooted. Sorry I wasn't clear enough about that. It's actually rebooting from Windows, I don't have it set to automatically restart on system failure, but I noticed I am not writing an event to the event log either. I have changed that now though.

I am not hearing any beeps other than the reboot beep.
 


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