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New Memory Doesn't Work?!?!?


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#1 phoenixcrash

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:12 PM

I'm trying to resurrect a dinosaur here: an eMachines T1842. I've tossed the original 1.8Ghz CPU for a 2.8Ghz Intel Celeron (worked great!), and I purchased this 1GB stick of memory from eBay: Memory I Got From eBay
I installed the memory and nothing! I get a completely blank screen and the PC beeps (once, then 3 times) but fails to do anything. Anyone know what could be going on? I was pretty damn sure this memory was compatible. Here's the memory specs on the T1842: T1842 Memory Specs
Any ideas?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:23 PM

Chances are the stick is bad-it happens, especially with used merchandise.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:27 PM

Any chance that a BIOS update would help?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:40 PM

You could check the voltage, see if you can find the voltage in the BIOS and see what its set at default, then see what that kingston stick is designed to run at. It could be a voltage issue.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:44 PM

I'll give that a shot and get back to you Patriot. Appreciate the help.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

From what Im finding-the motherboard default is 2.5v, and I cant seem to find the voltage for that specific model memory module (it might say on the module itself) but the average voltage for kingston DDR is 2.5. But Id still check the module itself to see what the voltage for it is, sometimes they do weird stuff (like 2.6vs)

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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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