I have been attempting to upgrade the RAM Memory in a HP Pavillion, 533mhz - Celeron Desktop PC.
Here is the breakdown:
1. It has two(2) 64mb SDRAM memory chips (100mhz CL2) - (...These chips have two(2) notches in them...)
2. Replaced it with a Crucial 512MB SDRAM PC133 UDIMM 168pin from Office Max.
3. On the nomenclature of the Crucial, the first three(3) characters were 64m.
4. On the old 64mb chips, the first two(2) characters were 8m.
Now, when I inserted the new memory chip and fired up the PC, I got a series of "beeps" and then a message that the monitor
was not receiving any input signal.
I replaced the "old" memory chips and the PC booted up just fine.
Question of the Day:
Is the fact that the "old" chips are 100mhz CL2's and the "new" chip is a "yada-yada-yada - please see above", causing the PC to think it
does not have any RAM the issue here...???
Question of the Day - Part Deux:
What are my options to increasing the memory...??? (... I only have two(2) memory slots to work with...)
Please help as I am at a lost to what to do at this point.
"...Dammit Jim, I'm a Software Developer, not a Hardware Engineer.... "
Edited by Imperious Leader, 02 January 2010 - 04:57 PM.