So I am tring to help my sister get her computer (she uses it for the kids) to run faster and noticed that her pc only has 128mb of Ram, so I said well thats your problem
. anyway after checking with www.crucial.com to find out what Ram I needed to upgrade her computer I found this info.
Guaranteed-compatible memory upgrades for your HP - Compaq Pavilion 511w Desktop/PC.
Manufacturer Specifications - HP - Compaq Pavilion 511w
Number of Slots:
Slot 1 Slot 2
Each memory slot can hold SDRAM, PC133 with a maximum of 256MB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
Maximum Memory: 512MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Standard Memory: 128MB removable
USB Support: 1.x Compliant
and so I went on to look for some Ram. My sister found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/2-x-256MB-512MB-SDRAM-...%3A1%7C294%3A50
. well after looking it over it seemed everything matched up perfect and ordered it.
Now the package came and I tried 1st to just install 1 of the cards leaving the 128mb Ram in and just add an extra 256mb to start with. I plugged it in and made sure it was seated properly and turned the pc back on. The pc still seemed to run slow so I went to my computer and clicked on properties and it said only 128mb of Ram still. so after that I thought maybe you need to match the Ram, so I pulled it apart and added both Ram cards to the pc to max out what the computer can handle, plugged it back up and turned it on. This time I get a few beeping noises and just a black screen, the Pc won't even boot up. so again I put it all back together with just the 128mb of ram and it runs fine again just very very slow.
Any ideas on what to try?
Thanks in advance for any help.