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New laptop memory does not work


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#1 nixgod

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:38 PM

I have a Hp ze5600 laptop. I used cpuz to check my memory it shows that i have ddr pc2700 it is a 256mb stick.
I bought a 512mb stick to put is and the laptop will not boot. i made sure that i got ddr pc2700

here is what i got

CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Laptop Memory

in cpuz next to pc2700 166MHz in in ()

the bios version is KH.F 23. i checked hp website there is a 25 version but it is to make a bootable floppy. if i need to update the bios how can i do that with out a floppy. the other bios listed is older

i know there is probaly something easy i am missing here

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:57 PM

did you try putting in only the 512mb stick and removing the 256 mb stick? with some motherboards both sticks have to be the same size. I have a mixed setup in my HP dv8000us, Hps are normally pretty good about that, but its hard to tell. A bios update will not do you any good whatsoever, I dont suspect, I would download memtest86 and put it on a USB stick and boot it up from their and run that and see if it finds any errors.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:13 PM

i tried the with just the 512 stick and it still will not boot up can not even get to bios just powers up and shuts off.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:07 AM

Hmmm, take a look:

http://www.memory-up.com/Memory/HPPavilionNotebooks1964.html AND http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...ze5600%20Series

It seems that it may matter from whence you purchased this SODIMM module. Did the vendor specify that this module would work in your laptop?

If so, it might time for an RMA.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:50 PM

thanks for the help. i think what i got may not work. from the links and something other places i looked it seems that the pc2700 is iffy that it will work. I will pick up some pc2100 and try that

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:08 PM

Well...if Crucial says PC2700 will work, they will replace it if it doesn't. They are reliable.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:15 AM

The stick may just be bad, its known to happen, anywhere from 2-6% of all parts from even the mainstream manufacturers leave the factory DOA, higher numbers from non mainstream brands. I would just RMA it for another same type chip, and see if that works. if not, then try a different type.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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