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bonjour17

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I have 640MB RDRAM and I wanted to add more RAM to help games run smoother. I found a stick of 256MB RDRAM 711-45 ECC for cheap and bought it. I put it in where a stick of 64 used to be and the computer starts to a black, blank screen and makes a "beeping"/"buzzing" warning noise a few times and than nothing. I thought it might have something to do with it being ECC RAM, but idk. I read that the fact of RAM being ECC doesn't really hert compatibility, but I am a novice in computer stuff. Some :tazz:?


~Dell Dem. 8100 Win XP
Intel Pent. 4 CPU 1400MHz Processor
1.40GHz Maxator
640MB RDRAM
256Mb GeForce FX 5200

Edited by bonjour17, 23 July 2005 - 01:41 AM.

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It is most likely because rdram has to be installed in pairs. Its kind of a pain in the butt and gets expensive.

Oh yeah, and I have the same exact dell system as you have.

Edited by chingwithbling, 23 July 2005 - 01:53 AM.

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i have the same pc extacly its true u have to buy memory of the same kind wit 2 slot like a 512mb u have to get like 256 each total 512mb
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Bah. Thanks guys. Ill look on ebay or something for another Samsung 256. Does it matter if it is just another 256 or do I have to match with the ECC kind I have here?
All I see on ebay here is the PC800-45 ECC. The stick I have is PC711-45 ECC. Will they still mate well?

Edited by bonjour17, 23 July 2005 - 12:00 PM.

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