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ReaperZ654

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whenever i stick a Ram card in my computer and start it up it starts beeping
what's wrong with my computer?
i've tried many types of other ram and it all had the same effect
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Hi Reaper,
Could you please tell us a little more about your computer?

Also, I am assuming you know that you can't just use any RAM.
Make sure the RAM is seated firmly in the slot. Sometimes it feels like it is in place, but it isn't.
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Look at this link and see the bottom 3 different times of ram. Nootce that there is a difference in tho bottom part of each one. Each one has a different slot just 4 that kind. so if you post your specs we can tell whitch is the one you need.
Allso need to make sure that the ram is clocked propperly on both sides.
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ReaperZ654

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yea it seats perfectly and the little things at the end of the slot snap into place as well
its the right ram

i have a Compaq Evo :)

(not that great)
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Beeping usually means it doesn't like the memory or the memory's faulty.
Try putting it in the other slot and take the other one out.
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ReaperZ654

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well it works on my dad's computer
and i tried taking switching it out with one and it still beeped
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For some reason, I am under the impression that you are often changing RAM.
If this is true, maybe you have damaged something on the MB. Perhaps a connection is loose. Sometimes it takes a little pressure to seat the RAM, so maybe that force has caused something to loosen up.
Since the RAM works on another computer, you have to start looking at the MB for the problem
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well this is the first time anyone changed it out
and noticed something
all the slots worked cause i switched the working ram cards in and out of slots
but the new ones are slightly taller than the rest
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What are your system specs?? and what is teh ram you are trying to get to work in it??
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well i got an Intel Pentium 4 processor
Windows XP
256 nVidia graphics card
what else do you wanna know?
it's 256mb ram card
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What Model is your Compaq Evo
What is your processor speed
What are the specs on the RAM you took out, and what are the specs on the RAM your trying to install. There should be a little sticker with all that information, on the RAM module.
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I'm having a problem too with memory. The current in use stick is a kingston KVR400X64C3A / 512. I bought and tried to install a KVR400/1GR. Can someone tell me what the difference is cause it's not working. Both are PC3200 DDR. Is the 1GR telling me something? :)
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Hi koaheart! Welcome to Geeks to Go!

While you may be experiencing a similar problem, it's best to begin your own thread. This avoids confusion between the helpers and those receiving help :)

Simply head back to the Hardware, Components and Peripherals section and click the button "New Topic" up the top-right corner. There's plenty of helpers here, so describe your system fully (Make/Model of system, or individual parts if known) and describe exactly what you have done and what the problem is.

Memory can be a confusing topic, so we'll be sure to help you confirm all the little bits and pieces :)

Cheers :)
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