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olace88

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Hello:

I need help. I tried increasing my memory from 128MB to 256 MB wishing to increase processing speed on my HP Intel celeron Windows XP system. I bought generic SDRAMs and tried to install it but the system won't boot up. I borrowed a memory which came from an HP PC and it worked. I'm wondering why generic SDRAMS don't work on my HP PC.

Appreciate any suggestions.


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What type of SDRAM is the HP RAM and what type is the 'generic' ram that you purchased? Most likely the HP ram is PC100 and the 'generic' ram is pc133 which your computer can't recognize. Most computers would 'slow down' the pc133 ram so that it runs at pc100 speed, but HP's are known to be very picky about the ram they are able to run with.

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Hello Fenor,

Thank you for replying to my query. Anyway, the HP RAM and generic RAM are both PC133.


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