December 4th, 2004, 06:45 AM #1
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RAM upgrade causes computer boot fail
I am having an issue with some new ram which i have bought for my comp
Specs are as follows
OS WinXP prof sp1
My current memory is 128mb SDRAM PC133
Bought some 256mb SDRAM PC133 and installed correctly in next available slot
On computer boot, my computer advised me that there was a conflict error with some new hardware. I tried several different ways, switching the locations of the RAM.
Tried the new RAM on its own, and my computer fails to load, the tower works but the signal to the monitor is disrupted and doesnt turn on.
I am unsure if the RAM bought is knackered or that there is something that was not mentioned which would cause an error.
any help would be greatly received
ps max memory for advent 3104 is 768mb
December 4th, 2004, 07:30 AM #2
What brand of memory did you use? Did you use the link on the advent page to go to crucial?
December 4th, 2004, 07:33 AM #3
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thats the thing i cannot see a brand name anywhere
It could be PTA or ndc but it doesnt give me any clue
it has a serial of 256PETWG4
I didnt check the memory with crucial (silly me) only just found out crucial exists
December 4th, 2004, 11:21 PM #4
Sounds like the new memory is suspect! Can you return it?
December 5th, 2004, 03:19 AM #5
Put the largest stick (256MB) in the #1 slot. This is probably the slot your 128 stick was in originally. Then install your 128 behind it. Always put the larger sticks in first.
If you don't get a boot cycle, get into your BIOS and look for the "Reset Data Configuration" and change it to "Yes". (You'll find it in your Boot section of the BIOS.)
Reboot your system.
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