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#151
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Possibly won't support 2700 but that would be surprising if crucial said it will.
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I've also read lots of places that PC2700 is backward compatible.

But well - in the POST it specifically said that the computer only supports 512megs per slot. So I guess that's was how I learned that...

Just a bit strange that so many places says it's compatible with 2x1gig, and so many places selling 1gig sticks for the computer.
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Yep it doesn't make sense cause 2700 will slow down to 2100 if that is all the system will use.
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Yeah, after your guidance and what I've read I would think that too. Therefore I wouldn't expect this to be the issue. And wouldn't it tell me something about wrong speed or so?

And I'm surprised to see it won't work with more than 512megs per socket, as I have seen stated so many places that the maximum memory for this comp is 2gigs with 1 in each socket. :)
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I know, can you return it and get the 512? Even that would help to get to a gig of memory.
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I'm pretty sure I can't return it as I've breached the fancy little sticker on the package... It pretty much sucks! :)
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Really? Because if the memory is not compatible and they say it is then i see no problem with them exchanging it.
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Well the thing is that this place from where I bought it doesn't state which systems are supported. I found it elsewhere and bought a matching product from them.
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Ahh ok, so they probably say that you have to make sure it is compatible before you buy.
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Yeah that's what I suspect...

But buttom line must be that seemingly - despite - what any place I've seen online says - the computer only support 512megs in each slot.
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Let me ask have you only tried one stick of the new memory at a time in the number 1 slot?
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I actually only bought 1 stick of RAM since it was my first venture into such upgrading. That proved to be a good move.

I took out the old stick and slotted in the new one in the same slot.

It counted the memory and I thought things were good...
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OK then it counted memory and it saw all 1 gig of it then come up with the error message.
Try going into BIOS and then just Save and Exit then verify.
It may be the bios needs to be told to accept the memory. Some systems did that a couple of years back. It justt ells the BIOS it is ok to use the new memory.

Edited by rshaffer61, 28 January 2010 - 02:31 PM.

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Yeah it counted until 1024megs.

Then came the error message. It also said "system halted" and I couldn't press anything.

I'll have another go at it though - see if I can get to the BIOS.
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Now the error message comes rather quickly and I can't press any buttons...
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