Memory wrong shape?

May 23, 2009 at 17:55:02
Specs: Windows XP
I have a emachine T2824 with 256 MB memory. I wanted more memory, went to Fry's and was given a Kingston 1GB DDR PC2100 266MHZ to replace original memory. First thing I notice is the "notch" on my original memory is about 11 pins away from the end - not in the middle like it is on the new memory I just bought. I thought I would check out other memory with less than 1GB, but everything has the "notch" in the middle. Emachines help line couldn't help either. I am so far from being an expert - please shed some light if you can - thanks!

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May 23, 2009 at 18:39:15
Could someone have changed the motherboard? Try to find the manufacturer name & model of the board, on the board itself. Copy all the information that you can see.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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May 23, 2009 at 18:41:37
Does your old memory look like this:

If so I think your emachine doesn't have its original motherboard.

What is written on your original memory stick?

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May 23, 2009 at 19:38:22
eMachines couldn't help? They didn't even tell you that your board only supports up to 512MB per slot? If the board was swapped, tech support wouldn't know it, but they *should* know that 1GB sticks won't work.

Crucial confirms 512MB per slot but they recommend PC2700.

Look for a model number on the motherboard then post it.

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May 23, 2009 at 20:43:05
You guys are awesome! A friend took your notes, and yes, the motherboard had been changed! Oye. Thank you SO much for everything - I will be up and running in about an hour!!

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May 23, 2009 at 21:31:08
You're welcome. Post back with motherboard info if you need additional help upgrading the memory.

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