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Installing new RAM


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I got me a new additional stick of memory -- right size and specs.

I put it in the slot, booted the comp, and nothing.

It doesn't appear to recognize it at all.

Help!
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whats the type of ram and the type of motherboard do you have?
normaly if you put the biggest sized memory(in the first slot) followed by the smalled sized memory(2ed slot) it will run. (first is normaly closest to the processor)
its also possable that the new stick is dead if old one is still good.
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Both sticks are the same size -- 128MB (PC100, SDRAM).

The old one works fine but the new one should too -- it was fresh out of the box this morning.
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You smoetimes just get a duff stick out the box, i didnt know the still made pc100 sdram anymore.
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Are you suree that they are installed properly? I had this problem too, and it turned out that I did not push it down hard enough into the slots. Don;t be afraid to use some force to get it in. And if you have snap brackets, they will help you make sure that they are in place.

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Thanks, I'll try that.
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