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#1 Lanscader

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:52 PM

I have an HP xt375 notebook that I want to upgrade from 2x256mb to 2x512mb. I called HP and the tech told me that this computer can handle a max of 1GB (also confirmed by several websites), and that I "should be ok with" PC2700, because it would just revert to the lower speed that my computer would run it at (PC2100). I bought PC2700 RAM (it was cheaper than 2100), and it doesn't work. I've tried various arrangements of old and new RAM in each of the 2 slots, but all that happens is the lights flash, it reads the CD drive, but displays nothing on the screen. The backlight doesn't even turn on. Are there any tricks I can try to get this ram to work, or should I just return it and get PC2100?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:23 AM

Where did you buy the RAM?

Typically, returning it is no problem since reliable vendor guarantee suggested RAM modules will work.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:46 PM

I got it off ebay, but there is a return policy (and I've already been talking to the seller). I want to try it in my mom's computer, though, so there might at least be some use for it.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:20 PM

I don't like fleabay

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...0xt300%20Series

I wonder if there's a bios setting for cas 2 or cas 2.5?

Edited by DaChew, 25 August 2009 - 10:32 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:20 AM

One thing that you have to keep in mind when shopping Ebay... caveat ēmptor!

There are reputable places online that sell RAM as a business, not as a side show, who are reputable and will sell at competitive prices. Like Chewy, I too like Crucial.

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