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Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now I have to say thanks, this post saved my day and saved me a lot of time diagnosing for faulty RAM. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - check with vendor too by dvocelka / July 28, 2006 1 CNET Reviews Best Products CNET 100 Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Jan 2, 2009 #10 BlkHeartWolf TS Rookie Posts: 151 TOO MANY TECH's or tech wanna be's Jan 2, 2009 #11 ekurz335 TS Rookie Topic Starter ok i have the max

Some computer manufacturers, such as Dell, used to do this. Thanks for the clarification. No error message, no reboot, the screen just turns blue. hmmm I reinstalled the original 4GB RAM and still would not boot (same weird click every 3 seconds).

Upgraded Ram Windows Won't Boot

The MBs called for RAM at 1.8 and most didn't work at all or work reliably with RAM specked out at 1.9 or 2.0What is it you read that indicates you I have been sold a bad stick of RAM numerous times and have returned it only to have the replacement work fine. I realized that I under-ordered the amount of RAM needed and so I ordered 2GB more (2x 1 Gig sticks). click click click....

or was able to have done it), and also with one end not completely seated.Third, you could have bought the wrong type of memory. That must have had MY NAME stamped on it ! Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2008 1:50 AM PDT In reply to: System Specs They update it to correct errors or add support for memory that wasn't out at the Cmos Battery That's close but no cigar.

Worked just great! This wouldn't stop the memory from being detected by your system, but is just something to keep in mind when looking to add more memory to a system.The first thing I This all depends on the motherboard and chipset but if you have dual-channel, it's worth upgrading to 2G by putting two identical 1G sticks in, rather than just the single extra Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise International Editions: US / UK India Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security Computer Security News Microsoft Support BSOD, Crashes And

It works fine for most applications, but I wouldn't run life support systems on it.The second level of redundancy is parity memory (also called true parity). That static can be deadly. So I figured if they messed up that bad on something simple as that I was going back to Crucial memory (where I always bought from before except this time). Yeah!

After Installing Ram Computer Will Not Boot

I had a similar problem. Not the answer you're looking for? Upgraded Ram Windows Won't Boot by CardsFan29 / July 13, 2008 1:11 PM PDT In reply to: Keep us posted...VAPCMD I finally updated the BIOS on my motherboard to version 1521 (released 3/18) earlier this evening. Installed New Ram Pc Won't Boot With a gig of RAM, he really didn't need more and probably spent money foolishly.

It's possible that the extra 512 MB of memory can't be used at all by your PC. I just bought the same machine and wanted to increase the RAM to 2GB. If you care to elaborate on the needed specs, I'll post them. look one up and ask!! How To Reset Cmos

  • I took the last one out so I have the two new sticks in there that it booted once to already.....
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  • Please give me a checklist of ways I can solve this issue.
  • Consult the documentation for your system or motherboard to find out how to do this.There is also the possibility that the memory module is defective.
  • Hope this helps.
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  • If you purchase RAM from a store where it is stored in bins be especially cautious and possibly ask that they test it before you buy it.
  • I applaud your effort to make this simplest of upgrades yourself, and despite your difficulties it is still one of the easiest and best ways to get the most out of
  • Maybe you don't understand this area well and this is why I sometimes ask people to return the product for one with the current BIOS.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0)

I this case I may exchange the RAM with my friends. Let us know how you make out.Submitted by: Rick K.***********************************************************************Answer:I have just read your question about memory not being recognized by your PC though it is installed correctly. Just few hours go I remembered that I had upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 3GB, all I had to do was to remove 1GB and I'm posting from it righ Dell does that a lot.

Bobbo. (running gigabyte K8SN-Ultra-939 board with Windows 2000). If not, the memory slot may be faulty. This is most likely needed on older PCs.

For just under $500 you can make 1 heck of a computer with all the bells and whistles you want !

Ask a question and give support. by Dango517 / July 11, 2008 2:04 AM PDT In reply to: Installing new RAM causes Boot loop They may not be seated correctly. This setting is where the system is told how much memory to use. If it isn't recognized, then get another addon stick, total 4 sticks, and you should be good to go.

If you have 2x512, maybe you could try using one old stick along with the new, to prove this.Finally, are you sure that your new stick works? What happens if only new ram installed? Changing it to DDR2-800 and Windows rebooted, DDR2-667 and it froze, but finally DDR2-533 = success! The MotherBoard RAM configururation is not the same for these systems, and the RAM specs are also different.check list:#1.

Some need the large nearest to the CPU others the lowest. If I'm 'guess~timating' correctly so far, this makes me think there will be several 'related' issues I'll need to know about...:1. I started to remove the newly installed RAM one stick at a time and got the same boot-loop issue. The solution was to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version (A11).

I bought my daughter a used HP. Note: this does not eliminate the possibility of a problem with the motherboard slot. I restarted the computer and everything seemed ok. In this situation, not only must the added module be compatible with the computer, it must also be compatible with the modules that you already have.

Note: try to use the same site for comparision since every site seems to list specs differently.Good luck.Submitted by: Bill R. When I upgrade I normally buy all new memory and put the old on ebay.You might also want to consider a performance issue: your PC may have dual channel capability. the only way i can get it running is in safe mode. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - HP RAM !


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