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bluestang67

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I added ram from 128mb to 640mb and now it hangs up at times when surfing net. I am not a computer expert at all, i do defrag monthly and have norton 2004 anti virus-firewall-internet security. I just added registry pro to help clean out that section.
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Does the entire pc hang or just the browser? Did you put in 1 512 or 2 256? What brand?

I was watching a video by Scot Mueler yesterday. He was talking about a chemical that he puts on the contact portion of the card to increase conductivity. You might try searching the web for the product. Or better yet, when I find time I'll rerun the video and post the name of the product here....
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i added 2 256 mb kingston brand to the original 128 that came with the computer.
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it hangs at anytime im useing it on the net or even when im in my documents.
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I would try running it with different combinations of memory chips in different slots. Use one, two and three slots. You should be able to determine if one of the memory chips is bad. Use a wrist strap or touch the frame to discharge any static electricity.

Take out the new memory and run it on the old chip only. If it runs ok then you have to determine which new chip is bad....

I remember Scot saying that he uses that chemical on memory chips. I'll get back to you on the name of it....
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I was thinking of that switching slots . It ran to me anyway fairly fast when i had 1 128mb and 1 256mb in it. then i said more speed. It seems to read alot to me with the hard drive then before and its a little more noisy. Thank You for responding and i'm glad to have found this site. Iv'e had this puter for 4 yrs and im a novice. I think coming here will help me tremendesly. Thank You again macten
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The name of the chemical that Scot Mueler puts on contacts of dimm/rim chips is: Stabilant-22 by DW Electra Chemical I'm not positive on the spelling of that company. It's a product that I'm going to look into further....
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