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Sgt. York

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#1 14 years ago

HELP ! I just purchased a 256mb stkci of pc2100 ddr ram and installed it along with the 512mb pc2100 ddr already in my computer. My system indicates 768mb saytem memory and everything is fine until I get to the Battlefield loading screen then my system locks up and the loading music sounds like a skipping record. I have to hard reboot to get out of the game. Esc has no effect and ctrl+alt+del wont get out of the game either. Please any Help will be appreciated. :mad:




187NaziRegiMe

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#2 14 years ago

Just simply reinstall all your BF 1942 files and you will be fine...It sounds like when the RAM was installed it created problems with your program properties ( settings to RAM levels ) and just needs to be re-adjusted to your new level of RAM...




apocalypse_kid

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#3 14 years ago

Hi Sgt. York,

First, I have never seen any computer have trouble detecting more ram, unless the ram is faulty of course, and secondly, I have seen exactly the symptoms you describe on another computer, and for exactly the same reason.

I am guessing from your description of the problem, but you have either Win98, Win98SE or WinME. If you do then you have bumped up square against the Windows memory limitations or those Operating Systems and you are not going to be able to run 768Mb ram.

If I am wrong and you have Win2000 or WinXP then consider that the memory stick you installed is either incompatible with your existing stick (which happens more often than you would think) or the memory stick is bad.

Good luck

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Sgt. York

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#4 14 years ago

apocalypse_kidHi Sgt. York,

First, I have never seen any computer have trouble detecting more ram, unless the ram is faulty of course, and secondly, I have seen exactly the symptoms you describe on another computer, and for exactly the same reason.

I am guessing from your description of the problem, but you have either Win98, Win98SE or WinME. If you do then you have bumped up square against the Windows memory limitations or those Operating Systems and you are not going to be able to run 768Mb ram.

If I am wrong and you have Win2000 or WinXP then consider that the memory stick you installed is either incompatible with your existing stick (which happens more often than you would think) or the memory stick is bad.

Good luck

:cya: :cya: :cya:

:smokin:

First off you guys are Great ! with the help you provide. This is real close to the problem. As it turns out one memory module was bad. It was a 256mb stick but only running 128mb. They said that it was only half bad. LOL. Any way the problem appeared to be that Win98 was never desinged to run more than 512mb of ram, so I had to edit my Vcache in my System.ini to get windows to allow me to run more than 512mb. My new problem is that now at random my computer just decids on it's own to restart, in fact just a few minutes ago right in the middle of a GREAT game on the Coral Sea Map. Any suggestions would be appreciated. :furious:




ditchhopper

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#5 14 years ago

Have never done that vcache thing myself, but have have heard both good and bad about it. Basically it works for some but not for others? Is this the line you added:

[vcache] MaxFileCache=524288

? Anyway, have you done a virus scan lately? What with mblaster and all that out there maybe thats what is shutting your machine down? Ultimately I'd suggest upgrading to at least win 2000 if you want to play newer games. Get yourself a nice ntfs file system that can actually hold BF and all its mods in one folder and throw some dx9 on there while your at it. :thumbsup: 98 and 98se arent even supported by msoft anymore, are they?




Sgt. York

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#6 14 years ago

ditchhopperHave never done that vcache thing myself, but have have heard both good and bad about it. Basically it works for some but not for others? Is this the line you added:

[vcache] MaxFileCache=524288

? Anyway, have you done a virus scan lately? What with mblaster and all that out there maybe thats what is shutting your machine down? Ultimately I'd suggest upgrading to at least win 2000 if you want to play newer games. Get yourself a nice ntfs file system that can actually hold BF and all its mods in one folder and throw some dx9 on there while your at it. :thumbsup: 98 and 98se arent even supported by msoft anymore, are they?

The line added was MaxFileCache56320. That was the directions from the good folks at Crucial.com. I am in the process of building a new system as soon as I can get the funds together. Thanks :D