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#31
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Oh im using the program to test it
it is on pass 4 with 110 errors
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oK again is there only one memory module or two?
Have you tested each module individually or together?
If they are both bad or even one is bad I would suggest replacing all modules and get new matched pair modules.
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Uh i think there are two memory sticks if thats what you're asking for.
To be sure, Here is the Specifications of my computer from HP http://h20000.www2.h...ectID=c00572530

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Yep it shows 2x 512 meg modules installed for a total of 1 gig.
DDR memory so a little older type
184 pin at pc3200 speed.
Tigerdirect starting at 40.00 USD to replace exactly what you have. If you wanted to go to 2 gigs of memory you would be looking at 76.00 USD and that doesn't include shipping but you might get free shipping.
NewEgg for exact replacement for G-Skill name is 33.00 USD plus 6.00 for shipping.
2 gigs would be 58.00 for G-Skill and 6.00 in shipping.
Looks like Newegg wins for upgrading the memory to 2 gigs total.
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Thanks!
man these things are expensive :0
So, do you think my computer will be fixed after this is done?
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Yeah the ddr memory is older type about 2 years ago. They are up to DDR3 now.
Well being that the memory is bad then I would have to say yes it should fix the problem.
Bad memory will cause all kinds of problems including the OS not booting up. We still may have some correcting to do but at least then the probable cause of all this will be corrected.
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Thanks!
man these things are expensive :0

I paid $88.00 per stick of 512MB DDR2 back in 2003 and that was without shipping...
I just bought 6GB (3 X 2GB)...DDR3 for $76.00 after rebate...
ram has NEVER been cheaper than it is now...

Edited by happyrock, 20 January 2010 - 07:36 AM.

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Okay this is a bit weird. So after i did the Memory test of two sticks of memory, I took one out and did a test on each memory individually. So one of them was broken and one of them was fine.
So i got the working one and put it in my computer and took the bad one out. Then I put the Puppy Linux CD in the computer to boot. But it still didnt boot. So, thinking i got the wrong one, i swapped it with the other stick of memory and tried again. It still didnt boot.

Was there a mistake in the test? or is something else broken too?
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It's possible you need to tell the computer to boot from the CD. If it's not booting from it and you have instructed the computer to do so, you may want to try cleaning any dust from the drive with a can of air and try again.
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is the working stick of ram in the slot closest to the CPU..
did you try different slots...
were you unplugged from the wall when removing or replacing the ram...
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Okay so i bought another stick of memory. Its a 1GB DDR PC3200 400 MHz kingston memory for Desktops (this is the right one right?)
and i tried to boot XP and Puppy and it still doesn't work........... :) im so sad

Help! Thanks.
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give us the make and model of your computer or the motherboard name and model number
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Post 33 has the link to his system Happyrock and that is what i used to determine the memory specifications.
Alexander255110 did you take the old memory completely out?
Did you make sure the new memory is seated correctly?
Is the new memory in the first slot?
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Yeah, here are my computer specs again: http://h20000.www2.h...ectID=c00572530
And yes, I bought the Memory new with all the packaging new and i put it in the computer. I just took out the old one (there is only the new memory in there) and i put the new one in the first slot and tried it again. it still didn't work..

Thanks!
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So I've tried with all I know! I still don't know how to get this working!
I still can't boot Puppy Linux..
Help!

THanks
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