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Old 05-04-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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ok here is the story i got my dads old computer and it came is 64mb of pc100. so i got a stick of 64mb of pc133 from work and it worked fine to i bought some 128mb of pc133 now it doesnt boot up? no post beeps or anything. any ideas?
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Too much memory sounds like. Look that model up on the net and see what it says
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i tryed that but no luck. the list the computer and they offer ram but its pc100 and i tryed pc133 and it worked fine. also i got in the bios and its reading 192mb of ram so it is reading it so what now? i also got it to boot but it just keep restarting its self over and over.
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If you can get it to POST, try running MemTest86 just to make sure none of it has gone bad on you.
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is the pc133 128 stick in Dimm bank 0..or 1 (first of second slot) put the 133 in the first slot...then try it

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im at school right now i cant look but when the 128 is all buy its self if the computer will the HP screen come up and then it goes black and hangs their. but when the 128 and 64 are both in it will just restart over and over. i might just bring it to work and see if the it will swap for a pc100 if he can get the my pc133 to work in one of our work computer. if not i think its a bad ram BUT it wouldnt read at the bios if it was bad. right?
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no nessesarly.....we had one that would boot fine.....a 256 pc 100 stick and a pc 133 stick..never had a problem..till one day it restarted..then again..and again...formated..and reloaded windows and installation files would be lost....it was the 133 stick....

booted fine just couldn't stay going.

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Sounds like your ram card is screwed. You will either have to take it back and get a new one, or take it to a place that fixes computers, and get them to use diagnostics and then they will replace the ram if that'* what it is.

That happened to me a few yrs back, and I had to send my comp back to radio shack, and they sent it away, and thats what the problem turned out to be, was bad ram.
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Certain brands of ram may not work well in certain brands of pc'*. I once swapped ram with a buddy because I had a pc I made myself and the memory he bought wouldn't work in his...but worked fine in mine. Mine worked great in his pc.

PC'* can be picky. Very very picky. Best of luck
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if u have a way of posting here who cares about the crap your dad gave u and i'm not talking about your car
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