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Re: Can't install -- locks up

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 06:58:30PM -0600, Andrew Robinson wrote:
> I took one of my RAM chips out and moved the one from DIMM2 to DIMM3,
> so that I have DIMM1 & DIMM2 only filled now. The board supports dual
> channel memory, and I wonder if somehow it didn't like me putting
> different sizes in the same channel.
> I just tried a kernel recompile (while still in X this time) and I had
> no issues (first time it got through a full compile with no hang). So
> it was either the chip or the configuration of using that chip with
> the others. The one I took out was an older pc2700 256mb chip.
> Thought I would post the result in case it helps anyone else.

Mixing memory speeds can cause problems.  It doesn't always, but it
often does.

Len Sorensen

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