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Date:      Sun, 1 Oct 2006 12:38:27 -0400
From:      "Tamouh H." <hakmi@rogers.com>
To:        "'Dino Vliet'" <dino_vliet@yahoo.com>, <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: RAM problems
Message-ID:  <20061001163820.ECEBA43D68@mx1.FreeBSD.org>
In-Reply-To: <20061001160039.31812.qmail@web51110.mail.yahoo.com>

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> Dear bsd people,
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> I have this amd64 system running freebsd 6.1 with 1 GB of RAM=20
> and everything worked very well. Then I've added some  more=20
> ram, 2 gb extra, to be precise and aft first it seemd=20
> everything worked fine. I could load larger files and my java=20
> apps didn't give me out-of -memory problems anymore.
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> But everytime I want to upgrade my ports or compile a new=20
> kernel, the machine would freeze and the only way to go was=20
> to use the reset button. I don't like the look of that.
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> Has anyone had similar experiences? I've had two 512MB=20
> corsair memory banks, and added two 1GB banks (oem).
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> I find it really strange that I can use the bigger RAM but=20
> compiling gives problems. Could it also be that the banks=20
> could be attached better in my motherboard?
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> What should I do now? Continue using it, without=20
> portupgrading or compiling a new kernel or ask a new pair of=20
> banks at the store?
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> Thanks

Mixing memory brands/specs is a BAD idea. As previous suggested , do =
MEMTEST86 on the new RAM by itself to spot any issues. But it could also =
be a conflict if using two different versions of RAM.

Tamouh





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