Samsung Q430 memory upgrade causing problems

Kilobyte Kid

Samsung Q430 memory upgrade causing problems



I've purchased and installed 2x4GB DDR301333 SODIMM 1.35V 204 PIN Kit CT51264BF1339J.C8FER memory upgrade for my Samsung Q430-JS03 laptop. Although the BIOS recognizes the new memory, Windows starts to boot but fails a few seconds into the boot process and shuts the machine down. Ubuntu also fails with a kernel panic either during boot or almost immediately after booting.


I have tried each of the new memory sticks one at a time in each of the slots with the same result. When fitting the original memory back into the machine, Windows and Ubuntu boot and run without problem.


I used the Crucial Memory Adviser Tool to select the RAM.


Can you help?





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Community Manager

Re: Samsung Q430 memory upgrade causing problems

Hi Sim,


First of all I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with your memory upgrade.  As you have tested each module one at a time we can rule out one of the memory modules being faulty.


It looks like what is known as a density issue, this is when your system does not like memory that has a certain amount of black chips on it.  We can arrange an exchange for you no problem at all for the low density version of this memory.  It has the exact same performance only a different amount of black memory chips.


It's very rare that your system does not like a specific density, but it is something we can resolve with an exchange.  Please contact our customer service team directly HERE and we can arrange the exchange.


Once again I am sorry for the problems this may have caused. 

Crucial_Junket, Crucial Moderator, UK

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Samsung Q430 memory upgrade causing problems

Thanks, I've now received a low density version of the memory and this works perfectly. Smiley Happy