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Solved upgrade from 512Mb to 2.512Gb

Emachines / 5260
May 20, 2011 at 06:50:07
Specs: Windows XP Home, Intel Pent.4 2933Gz 512RAM
Purchased 2x1Gb RAM 184 pin DDR3200 400Mz no matter what of the available configurations tried ,it will not boot.
I can get the PC to enter setup cannot find a problem,PC will not boot!!
Motherboard D915GAG with 4 slots(RAM) max 4Gb
any suggestions please,have tried for some 2 days!
Thank you,ericj

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May 20, 2011 at 07:15:29
Have you tried installing the ram one stick at a time? thats what i would do, install one, turn the pc on, see what happens, etc.

are you sure the memory is compatible with your motherboard?

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May 20, 2011 at 07:19:36
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Since you little or no control over the memory settings in the eMachines BIOS, you MUST use RAM that fits the recommended requirements:

"- 2.6 V (only) DDR SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated contacts
- Unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided DIMMs with the following restriction: Double-sided DIMMs with x16 organization are not supported.
- 4 GB maximum total system memory
- Minimum total system memory: 128 MB
- Serial Presence Detect
- DDR 400 MHz and DDR 333 MHz SDRAM DIMMs"

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May 20, 2011 at 08:11:11
have tried every permutation,no effect,am checking that they are compatible!
Will advise,thank you,

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May 20, 2011 at 08:24:11
I have followed your link ( and it appears I have been sent the wrong modules, double sided instead of single,
Thank you for your prompt reply, with the reason;it seems that the company I purchased from have the wrong info on their web site.
Your time has been appreciated,

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