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Ram Installation Problem

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#1 milzee


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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:17 AM

i just brought a 256mb ddr ram card. when i go and plug it into the computer (it has a 512mb ram card already installed) and turn the computer on nothing loads, the motherboard logo and stuff like that doesnt show up at all, yet when i unplug it everything works fine. can anybody help me with this problem?

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:02 AM

Hi milzee.
Although it is not required, it is always best to install ddr in matching sizes and specifications for maximum performance. If you're mixing memory, it is possible your system requires a certain module to be placed in a specific slot. If you have only two banks, switch them.
To nail the issue, we need to know you're system make and model and also the specs on your new memory.
The info will be stamped on both modules and should be identical "spec" wise. (i.e. cas, ecc, etc)

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:02 AM

Is it the right kind of ram (DDR, DDR2)? Also are they running at a supported speed (megahertz) of your motherboard??
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:48 PM

Some things to consider:
1) Is it properly plugged in?
2) Is it compatible with your current system? Check the manufacturer's website to see what RAM is certified for your system.
3) Is the stick bad? You can check this by putting it in another system (or putting it in place of your current stick if it's compatible)

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