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    New Memory

    Have installed Ultra X PC3200 (2X512) on Gigabyte GA-8iPE1000 Pro 2 board running Intel 2.8g. Rebooted system all went well until the welcome screen.
    Then got BSOD with Page fault in non paged area. With following 0x00000050, Physical dump with 0x80966eei & 0x00000000 both repeated. Not sure how to fix your general section & FAQ gave some help but could not find the topics in the BIOS even the hidden settings. Any help would be appreciated. Putting old memory back all is ok, although once the system restarted on it own.
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    Re: New Memory

    Knowing nothing about your board, did you hopefully check with someplace like Memory upgrades Crucial.com to be sure you got the correct sticks? The first thing I'd try is putting the two sticks in one at a time in the first (proper) slot to see if the machine will reach Windows successfully on only one stick. It might help you determine if one is bad. When you turned on the machine and entered the BIOS, did it "seem" to recognize the memory OK?

    If you can conclude anything from the above, you could try booting into Safe Mode (F8) to see if that works without error. I'm wondering if the problem could have something to do with the Windows swap file, but I'm not sure where to go from here.

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    Re: New Memory

    The manufactures web site ok'd this memory for my system. I will try the one stick at a time scenario and see where that leads. The memory was instantly picked up and shows on the on the bios & boot screen no problems.
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    Re: New Memory

    A page fault is disk access (paging is the act of flipping memory pages to disk and back). Try running CHKDSK and be sure to correct any errors on the drive.
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    Re: New Memory

    Paged fault in non paged area is almost always caused by data corruption - 9 times out of 10 this is a memory problem. What it actually means is:
    <UL><LI>Page fault means that the memory location you attempted to access has been copied to a swapfile on disk, so the operating system has to go find it for you and copy it to the right place (this is a simplification, there are a few places other than the swapfile that your memory page could be)
    <LI>Non paged area is the bit of the Operating System that must never be paged out to the swapfile, for example the device driver it uses to access the disks
    <LI>Page fault in non paged area means that some part of the Operating system that should NEVER have needed to access memory that has been swapped out tried to do so
    <LI>This is usually caused because the software went for the wrong memory address, for some reason. One very common cause is that a memory location that should have had the address you were meant to fetch had picked up or dropped some data.[/list]This doesn't help fix your problem, but maybe you found it interesting?

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    Re: New Memory

    Well I did! Another piece of knowledge and understanding gained, thank you.

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