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installing new ram memory

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by PaulaB, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. PaulaB

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    I have a new memory stick for my computer, is there anything I need to do to the bios to help install it? When I put it in it stuck on booting up and I don't know why.
     
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    Nope, the motherboard should auto detect the new memory.

    But things to check:

    Do you have to install the memory in pairs?
    Is it the correct type of memory?
    Is the new memory, the same / config as the existig memory?
     
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    If you have a look on the Crucial site you can find out what's the best memory for your board. You can also download a tool from there so that you can identify what you hardware is.
     
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    Is your ram running at the same speed ie. pc2100, or pc3200, if the ram is rated lower than all the others it should still work, however all the ram modules will drop to the speed of the slowest unit, kind of like the weekest link. Your system wont post (power on self test) and this is generally a sign of a poor ram unit or a dead one, i would RMA it, or you may find it will give you a BSOD later on.
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