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Installing Ram, PXE-M0F error message


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#1 lma0nade

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:52 PM

Hey guys,

I hope I'm in the right section, let me just run through what I did.. My computer had 1 Gig of Ram to start with according to the My Computer tab, I install 2 extra Gigs thinking I'm going to have a total of 3 Gigs. When I boot and check, It still read 1 Gig.
So i mess with it, take my old Ram out and noticed that it read 2 Gigs. Weird (my computer said I had 1 Gig to start with), so I remove the 2 gigs that I just installed from the second slot to the first slot. I start up again (without my old RAM) and check the My Computer, and this time it reads 2 Gigs like it supposed to. Perfect. But now I want to see if I can have my RAM that i thought was 1 Gig ( but it's really 2) installed next to my new 2 Gig for a total of 4 Gigs. I also checked if my mother board was able to handle 4 gigs and it can. So i put my old "2 gigs" that were originally there into the second slot. When I come to start this time, I get a black screen reading:

Intel ® Boot Agent FE v4.1.17
Copyright © 1997-2004, Intel Corporation

Intel ® Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-2.1 build 085)
Copyright © 1997-2005, Intel Corporation

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 19 D1 6F D3 16 GUID: 170ED3CA DA74 11DB B321 00112FEB4149
PXE-E53: o Boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

I'm on my laptop right now, and don't have my system specs other than knowing that I have Windows XP SP3. Sorry for the unorganized description. Your help is much appreciated.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:24 AM

Are these RAM Modules the same?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:32 AM

No, the new ram is from Crucial, the other is Mushkin

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:35 AM

When you install RAM it should be from the same company and spec for spec.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:42 AM

is that the problem? cause I downloaded the RAM scanner from the crucial site and just bought the one it told me to.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:43 AM

It could very well be the problem.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:50 AM

Is there any luck in just leaving one of them in there and the computer starting up normally?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:55 AM

Yes leave the Original one or the new ones.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:12 AM

Tried both, they didn't work :(

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:17 AM

Clear the CMOS and if you do not know how provide me with a model number of the motherboard if you can.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:26 AM

No I don't, and I can't get to my desktop to give you the specs.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:29 AM

What kind of desktop is this? Dell, HP, IBM, Gateway?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:33 AM

HP. It's a computer from my dad's business and they've might of changed the whole shabang on the inside, but i do remember it started with a D 1

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:37 AM

Well the model number should be on the back of the tower.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:42 AM

Hp Pavilion a1330n and the motherboard's name is A8AE-LE, I don't know if that'll matter or not cause they've might of changed the motherboard.




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