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Doesn't recognize new RAM


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tiek101

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I am trying to add RAM to my computer but when I install the new RAM it will not boot, just beeps. The computer is an IBM Aptiva E series 580. 450 PIII, 96MB RAM. I have tried 256MB & 128MB sticks with no luck. It starts up fine with the new RAM removed. ...any suggestions? I'm trying to add RAM so I can use this computer as a server. Thanks.
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Means it doesn't like those new sticks you've put in.

Problem with these older systems is that you can't always just shove any stick of memory in and expect it to work.

According to Google, this model's maximum amount of memory is 256Mb, it only supports PC100 SDRAM memory (it doesn't like PC133) and it only supports a certain chip configuration. That is to say, look at the memory in it now, see how the chips are placed (all on one side or all on both sides? How many chips?) and that's what you need.

You don't say where you are, but some stuff that that computer likes here:
http://www.offtek.co...df25767f265ca85
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Thanks for your reply. According to the sticker on the machine it will take 384 max. I did find out on Google that it will only take a 128 stick not a 256. I just figured that since the new RAM had PC133 / 100 it would work. I guess I need to look for PC100. Thanks again. btw, I'm in Florida, US of A.
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