I know how to work a computer, not how it works. So the idea of upgrading my RAM is a bit foreign, but I need to do it to keep up with all the new PC games coming out. I am trying to upgrade to 1GB of RAM. My dilema is that I do not know what is compatable with my system, I bought 2 512MB sticks today (they were recommened by the Geek Squad at Best Buy) but I guess they were wrong. I got it home, got it in my computer, booted up fine...and then the problem started. The monitor doesn't work. It only shows black. Yes, the monitor is plugged in and working fine (this known as when it is not connected to my computer it displays the No Signal message), but when the 2 512MBs were in it, it just DID NOT work...only black on the screen. I moved my computer to another monitor to see if maybe the monitor was dying, it again booted up fine but the problem remained...even on a diffrent monitor. When I threw my 256MB back in the monitor worked perfectly fine (shows start-up screen etc...) so I know nothing is wrong with my video card. I called Best Buy and they said that I should bring my computer in. I brought it back in and they tell me that it is not working because the sticks are not compatible. So I returned the sticks, the Geek Squad guy reffered me to newegg and said to look for something with 2100 (he was not very clear). I am desperate to upgrade and saw something on newegg that might be compatable but I really wanted to come to this forum and ask first...
-----------My System Stats(from what I know)
OS- Windows XP
HP Pavilion 701
AMD Antholon XP 1600+ 1.40Ghz
256MB of RAM
After looking around the net I think I have found what might be compatable but I don't know...
Now, that is all giberish to me so I went with it and searched on newegg, this is what I found...
-----------What Was Found
pqi POWER series 1GB (2 x 512MB)
184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered
DDR 266 (PC 2100)
Dual Channel Kit System MemoryThe Exact Product
My questions are ultimatly these...
-Will it be compatable with my system?
-If I do buy it and it does not work can I return it to newegg? (the website didnt really tell me unless I am blind)
-If it does not work, WHY is it not working?
Thank you very much to all who read this, I am very troubled by this issue and hope maybe you guys can shed some light...
Edited by Ruins, 11 January 2006 - 08:40 PM.