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RAM not working

Fujitsu-Siemens Scaleo D
March 16, 2006 at 02:07:08
Specs: XP Home SP2, 2ghz/256mb

I just bought a 1gb pc3200 400mhz DDR Ram for my pc. When I put it in my pc failed to boot. I took it out and the pc boots fine.

What's the problem?

Could the Ram be damaged or is it more likely to be a compatibility issue?

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#1
March 16, 2006 at 02:23:29

Have you tried different slots? Tried taking out the old ram and just having the new stick?.. Otherwise it is a compatibility issue or damaged RAM..

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#2
March 16, 2006 at 02:37:40

I tried both of the two free slots but didn't try it on it's own. I'll do that cheers.

Could it be possible that my motherboard can't take a 1gb card?

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#3
March 16, 2006 at 02:59:52

I suppose that is a possibility but it dosent really seem likey... most new-ish computers can run fine with 1Gb sticks.. Check your motherboards max memory capacity and devide it by the number of slots you have. Ussualy that gives you the max size per slot that way.

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#4
March 16, 2006 at 03:04:21

Where do I find that info?

Just realised I have the stick here in work so I'll try it on my work pc and if it doesn't work then I reckon it's the stick.

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#5
March 16, 2006 at 05:32:47

If you have your motherboard manual it should be written in there, otherwise got to the motherboard manufacturers site and look it up. (Or download the manual)
If you dont know what motherboard you have, download Belarc Advisor and it should tell you.

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#6
March 16, 2006 at 06:28:56

dont forget that if a computer can cope with a 1gb stick, it does not mean it can cope with all 1gb sticks. eg. it might run with a stick with say 16 chips on it , but then might not run with a stick with 8 chips on it due the different 'density' of the ram (ie. high number of megabytes in each chip)

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#7
March 16, 2006 at 10:10:59

You have probably bought ram that is incompatible with your mboard. Testing it in another mboard won't necessarily prove anything, and there is probably nothing wrong with it.
See this, especially response 12:
http://www.computing.net/hardware/wwwboard/forum/41305.html

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#8
March 17, 2006 at 21:53:20

Just arbitrarily trying different modules can cause you real problems.

Go to www.crucial.com and find the "Proper" RAM for your machine.

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