hax0rzd Posted September 11, 2008 Share Posted September 11, 2008 Hi. I am having a couple of problems with installing and running Vista, I believe I have narrowed it down to memory. When booting from Vista install disc after initial loading where it says 'Windows is Loading Files...' it takes at least 5 minutes for the window saying 'Install Now' to appear, which is unusually long. Then it takes a further 5 minutes after clicking install now to load the windows asking for license key, and it continues etc... I kept getting BSOD's saying SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. I removed one memory module and the lengthy waits were still there but Vista installed at least. After Vista installed I put the module back in and the BSOD's returned. I swapped the module and things were still ok. For some reason memtest fails to boot so I could not use that as a diagnosis. So I ended up using Windows Memory Diagnostic. No errors were found with an extended test with both modules in. I set overclocking to Intel XMP which set the timings to 7-7-7-20 and running at 1.9V. I also tried manual, but did not make a difference. The only way Vista will even run is if only one module is in. I put the module into another slot suitable for single channel and it still worked so the slot isn't faulty. How can I use both modules and run Vista? Many Thanks Vinay Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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