after RAM upgrade win32 is fine / win64 is not

Discussion in 'hardware' started by qcng86, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. qcng86

    qcng86 Registered Member

    Nov 14, 2019
    Hi all,

    I have the following PC:
    CPU - Intel Core i3 530
    MB - Gigabyte H55M-S2H
    GPU - Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT
    RAM - (old) 1x2gb Kingston hyperx DDR3 1600 MHz / (new) 2x4gb Kingston hyperx DDR3 1600 MHz

    and the problem......
    I had 32bit win7 with 1x2gb, and i installed the new kit, 2x4 gb.....
    BIOS recognises all 8gb, windows says I have 8gb but only 3,5gb usable (because of 32 bit system). all good until here :)
    if i want to reinstall windows (either 32 or 64) with the new 2x4gb RAM, windows installer freezes at the "starting windows" screen. So i can only install (both) windows with the old 1x2gb RAM.
    Now i installed windows 64 bit with the old set of 1x2gb RAM, and when i change the RAM to the new 2x4gb it wont boot, also stops at the "starting windows" screen.....
    So i reinstalled the windows 32 bit, and i can see 8 gb (3,5gb usable).... That is the best config I can make out of this PC....... my goal would be 64bit with 8gb RAM
    Oh and I tried windows 7 and windows 10 versions......both 32/64bit
    Can anyone here help me? :)
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