RAM installation problem with T530

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  1. Bluebird20

    Bluebird20 Notebook Consultant

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    Hey guys, I bought an identical stick of RAM to what came with my T530. After I installed it in the open slot on the bottom of the laptop, I booted up the computer and immediately got a blue screen. I then tried to start again and it would go to the Windows logon screen but would shut down. I then tried to go to BIOS to make sure the RAM was recognized and it was.

    Was the RAM is faulty? Or maybe I installed it wrong? But it did show up in BIOS. What do you guys think?

    I'm thinking of maybe ordering another one and seeing what happens. I hope that one works.
     
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    Run memtest86 from a bootable CD on your "new" stick - with the old one removed - and report back.

    Good luck.
     
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    I just returned the RAM and ordered another of the same kind. I guess I should have done more testing but I sealed it up and its ready to go. I was a bit concerned since this is the first time my T530 ever experienced a blue screen. The laptop wouldn't even boot all the way. Appreciate the reply.
     
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    Out of sheer curiosity on my end, what RAM stick exactly are we discussing here?
     
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    Hey guys, just wanted to update this thread.

    I just received another stick of the same RAM and installed it. It seems to be working just fine. I did a quick scan using the ThinkVantage software and it completed without issues.

    Should I run Memtest86 just to be sure? It seems to be running fine.
     
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    It won't hurt. If you have time to spare, by all means do it.

    I know I would.
     
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    Well, I'm going out for a little bit so I will run it. Thank you, ajkula66. Nice laptops, by the way :)
     
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    I ran Memtest86 for 1 and a half passes and it came up with 0 errors. However, when I tried to exit out by pressing the ESC key, nothing happened. The testing stopped but it would not exit. I am using an external monitor and keyboard, not sure if that made a difference or not - probably not. But I'm glad it came back with 0 errors.
     
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    this is a known bug in 4.2 memtest. If it passed then you are fine. I usually run it overnight just to be sure.
     
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