Intel GL960 CPU and RAM upgrade advice

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Are you saying that Vista is running now?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Joadix100

Active Member
Are you saying that Vista is running now?
Yes, but i had to do a repair upgrade since windows does not work properlly, it does not use the full potential of the new CPU and task manager still reported a single core CPU and 2GB of RAM, the repair upgrade solved that, now i need to install all the updates and the Extended Kernel, i will also try again with 4GB just in case.

P.D. The computer booted and the bios correctly reported the 4GB of RAM, but vista upon starting to boot failed, the boot animation just look corrputed and never started loading, and if i tried booting an install disk it gave me a blue screen with the error: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT, i looked up and it means a problem with RAM

one user of this laptop reported running it with 4GB of RAM, but it was with a single 4GB stick, and another user reported 5GB and submited it to CPU-Z database, it seems that the RAM slots have some sort of preference, since my laptop could not boot windows with 3GB having the 1GB stick in the top, however switching places worked, i suspect that the bottom slot only supports up to 1GB of RAM but the top one, 4GB is somehow supported, making the maximum amount ever tried to be, 5GB in this exact configuration
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista SP2 x64 (with Extended Kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5315
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
    Motherboard
    Acer Arcadia
    Memory
    3GB DDR2 SODIMM 667MHz (1+2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optrionics B154EW02 V7
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    HP S600 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Liteon PA-1650-02
    Cooling
    Integrated
    Keyboard
    Integrated
    Mouse
    Trust Primo Black
    Internet Speed
    802.11g
    Other Info
    https://www.acer.com/us-en/support?filter=global_download&search=AS5315
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime B560 Plus
    Memory
    Kingston Fury 32GB DDR4 3200MHz (2x16GB)
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1660Ti
    Sound Card
    Redragon ZEUS 2 (USB)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Comstar SY190HV
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    Crucial BX500 SSD SATA3 1TB
    WD Blue WD10JPVX 1TB
    Toshiba HDWD110 1TBx2
    PSU
    Cougar XTC500
    Case
    Thermaltake V100
    Cooling
    Corsair H55
    Mouse
    Redragon Griffin M607
    Keyboard
    Genius GK070008/U
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Other Info
    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/PRIME/PRIME-B560-PLUS/

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
From what I can find, the PFN........... error can be caused by many things, not just RAM. What happens if you use just 2 GB of RAM?
Are you getting the information from the POST? Are you hearing more than one beep during the POST?
Can you get to Safe Mode?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Joadix100

Active Member
From what I can find, the PFN........... error can be caused by many things, not just RAM. What happens if you use just 2 GB of RAM?
Are you getting the information from the POST? Are you hearing more than one beep during the POST?
Can you get to Safe Mode?
my computer does not beep unless it fails to boot, and no, i couldnt get to safe mode, as i said, the computer boots without a problem with 4GB of RAM but Windows doesnt. i will try again with 4GB today but i think is going to fail again and i will just stay with 3GB, 3GB works flawlessly.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista SP2 x64 (with Extended Kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5315
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
    Motherboard
    Acer Arcadia
    Memory
    3GB DDR2 SODIMM 667MHz (1+2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optrionics B154EW02 V7
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    HP S600 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Liteon PA-1650-02
    Cooling
    Integrated
    Keyboard
    Integrated
    Mouse
    Trust Primo Black
    Internet Speed
    802.11g
    Other Info
    https://www.acer.com/us-en/support?filter=global_download&search=AS5315
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime B560 Plus
    Memory
    Kingston Fury 32GB DDR4 3200MHz (2x16GB)
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1660Ti
    Sound Card
    Redragon ZEUS 2 (USB)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Comstar SY190HV
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    Crucial BX500 SSD SATA3 1TB
    WD Blue WD10JPVX 1TB
    Toshiba HDWD110 1TBx2
    PSU
    Cougar XTC500
    Case
    Thermaltake V100
    Cooling
    Corsair H55
    Mouse
    Redragon Griffin M607
    Keyboard
    Genius GK070008/U
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Other Info
    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/PRIME/PRIME-B560-PLUS/

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Interesting. This computer has beeped once during the POST every time for 15 years. If it beeped twice, that normally would mean there's a problem with RAM. The manual for this NVIDIA mobo is very specific about the RAM that can be used. This is what I could find for a 5315-2212-

Slots: 2 Type: 667MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM Installed: 1GB (2x512MB) Capacity: 2GB Configuration: 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB SO-DIMMs
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Joadix100

Active Member
Interesting. This computer has beeped once during the POST every time for 15 years. If it beeped twice, that normally would mean there's a problem with RAM. The manual for this NVIDIA mobo is very specific about the RAM that can be used. This is what I could find for a 5315-2212-

Slots: 2 Type: 667MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM Installed: 1GB (2x512MB) Capacity: 2GB Configuration: 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB SO-DIMMs
for me it beeps if it has very low battery and if it fails to boot, but the second one never happened to me
About the slots, it seems that is supports 2GB and 4GB sticks in the top slot, not officially but it works, a user has this very laptop with 5GB of RAM and me, with 3GB, it just works
The only problem is that it runs a little hotter than before, the cooling system can handle it without a problem but before it was sitting arround 45-50ºC and not it sits arround 60ºC
 

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista SP2 x64 (with Extended Kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5315
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
    Motherboard
    Acer Arcadia
    Memory
    3GB DDR2 SODIMM 667MHz (1+2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optrionics B154EW02 V7
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    HP S600 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Liteon PA-1650-02
    Cooling
    Integrated
    Keyboard
    Integrated
    Mouse
    Trust Primo Black
    Internet Speed
    802.11g
    Other Info
    https://www.acer.com/us-en/support?filter=global_download&search=AS5315
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime B560 Plus
    Memory
    Kingston Fury 32GB DDR4 3200MHz (2x16GB)
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1660Ti
    Sound Card
    Redragon ZEUS 2 (USB)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Comstar SY190HV
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    Crucial BX500 SSD SATA3 1TB
    WD Blue WD10JPVX 1TB
    Toshiba HDWD110 1TBx2
    PSU
    Cougar XTC500
    Case
    Thermaltake V100
    Cooling
    Corsair H55
    Mouse
    Redragon Griffin M607
    Keyboard
    Genius GK070008/U
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Other Info
    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/PRIME/PRIME-B560-PLUS/
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