issues with ram in bootcamp

bcrguy

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Sep 29, 2009
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Burlington Ontario Canada
ok so awhile ago i put 1 4gb stick of ram in my mbp (details in sig) and all was good, then a few weeks ago i put another 4gb stick in for a total of 8 gb ram. and everything was fine. but then i decided to start up the windows 7 portion of my hard drive because i wanted to play star wars the old republic and i kept getting bsod/memory problems even after reinstalling multiple times, once i put the stock 4 (2x2gb) back in everything was fine and i can run everything ok but i now have 8gb of ram sitting on my desk that is now useless unless someone can tell me how to make it work in windows.

in short
aftermarket ram is not playing nice with bootcamp,
aftermarket ram is 2 4gb 1333mhz kingston ram
 

Mr MM

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Jun 29, 2011
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run memtest. Either the mobo or the ram is defective. Since you have reinstalled the game already
 

bcrguy

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Sep 29, 2009
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Burlington Ontario Canada
problem might be the clocks, the 09 used 1066mhz ram
yea, the ram i put in myself is clocked at 1333 but when i have 1 aftermarket 1 stock it only goes to 1067. i think the problem was it was overheating when i had both aftermarket sticks in and then shutting itself down because it was too hot.
 

Mr MM

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yea, the ram i put in myself is clocked at 1333 but when i have 1 aftermarket 1 stock it only goes to 1067. i think the problem was it was overheating when i had both aftermarket sticks in and then shutting itself down because it was too hot.
no it wasnt overheating, it was simply not working since the core 2 duo cpus only support 1066