I have an IBM Netvista 8305 and have been unable to upgrade the RAM memory.
Current I have 2) 256MB and want to replace with: 2) SAMSUNG 1GB PC2700 333MHZ 333 DDR RAM MEMORY
After replacing the memory, as soon as I plug the power cord in, the computer half starts. Which is to say, the fans turn on, there is some other whirring and HD type sounds and one then two then one of the 'on' lights activate but nothing more. The monitor stay blank (it thinks the computer is in sleep mode) and moving mouse and touching keyboard does nothing. The cd players will open but putting in a cd changes nothing.
I have left it like this for about 5 minutes with no change but have been reluctant to try longer.
It also exhibited the same condition with one old and one new memory module. I didn't try this 50/50 config with each new module though.
Does this suggest the new memory is defective or is there something else I should try/consider?