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#1 brian21

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:18 PM

Hi, I just purchased a new stick of kingston KVR133X64C2/256 for my ancient p3 667. Anyways, when I install the new memory in my computer all I get is a black screen. When I install it with the existing kingston KVR133Q/128R I get a blue screen that says my computer is being shutdown to protect it. Im just curious if this memory is dead or not compatible with my computer? Its a compaq with a label on the side that says 5bw 5000T. It has a 06coh compaq board with 810 chipset.
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#2 Robert Isbell

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:59 PM

pull the 128MB stick and put the 256 in the 1st memory slot and try booting.

can you get me the following info?

System manufacturer and Exact Model(if name Brand):
Service Tag (if Dell):
Motherboard Manufacturer with BIOS Revision and Model:

also from what I can dig up on your old 128mb stick (kingston dropped dealing with it completely), it and the new are incompatible for that old system.

the 128 is buffered and ecc and the new is unbuffered and non ecc.

Edited by Robert Isbell, 06 November 2007 - 03:08 PM.


#3 brian21

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:21 PM

I have tried putting in the new memory in slot 1 and 2 by itself with the result being a black screen on boot. Here are the specs I get when I run Belarc advisor:

System Model
Compaq Compaq PC
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

Main Circuit Board
Board: Compaq 06C0h
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 686C3 04/18/2001

Processor
667 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Memory Modules
128 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 128 MB

Display
Intel® 82810E Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty

Hope this helps.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:44 PM

I don't think the memory is compatible with the old memory and that system.

is there any model number on that machine?

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:13 PM

I just contacted kingston and they said the memory is incompatible due to it being high density. From what they said the the intel 810e chipset needs low density memory. I appreciate you helping me with this problem robert.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:51 PM

not a problem, wish it had been better news.




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