ok i got on ebay and i purchased two 1 GB PC3200 400 MHZ DDR DIMM RAM sticks from emartbuy. im not the most experienced user, but i installed the RAM, removing my old 512 MB cards. when i tried to start windows (XP media center edition) it let me select to boot windows xp, but it took me to a blank page and did nothing. i tried to put my old ram back in and put the other two chips in the slots beside them, and it still would not work. im positive i installed the ram correctly. i had to remove the two 1 gig chips and put my old RAM back in my machine and it booted up just fine.
i did a lot of research before i bought the memory to make sure it was compatible with my system and everything seemed to check out fine!
im running a HP Media Center M1000 OJ466AA
my motherboard is an ASUS PTGD1-LA. the maximum HP/COMPAQ approved memory for this motherboard is 4 gigs (4x1 GB).
i have a intel pentium 4 processor 3.00 ghz.
can someone PLEEEASE tell me what is wrong with my upgrade decision and/or problem why windows will not boot up with my new RAM?