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post #1 of 17
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I just got my RAM sticks for christmas, and they aren't working. Instead of smashing my computer, I'm going to ask you guys for help. My RAM specifications say...

RAM (standard) 192 MB PC100
Maximum 512 MB (2x256 MB DIMM)
Speed 100 MHz synchronous
Sockets 4 – 168 pins DIMMs
Size 32, 64, 128 and 256 MB DIMMs
Free DIMM Sockets 0
Pairs Required Yes
Type Supported SDRAM, 100 MHz, Intel PC SDRAM unbuffered DIMM specification, revision 1.0 compliant

When I asked about the RAM compatibility of this product:

A-DATA V-Series 256MB 168-Pin SDRAM Unbuffered PC 133 System Memory - OEM

Everyone told me it would work. They said PC133 would be compatible. Is this not true or something? I'm going to be really disappointed if this doesn't work. Can ANYONE please help me? I'm trying not to panic, but this is the one thing I wanted for Christmas. When I put the RAM in, it stays at the HP pavilion bootup screen, I waited about 5 minutes to see if maybe something would happen. Do I have to change something in the BIOs? Do I have to wait longer? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 17
hmm.... i think maybe your ram might be bad. have you tried putting it in another computer to see if it works?
post #3 of 17
I know that I have tried to put PC100 in my laptop that is PC133 and when I tried to boot up it stayed at the Dell boot screen. After removing the stick of PC100 it booted up fine. Could be the same problem.
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post #4 of 17
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So whoever told me that it would be compatible was incorrect?
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post #5 of 17
they could be..I would try the RAM in a different computer that is PC133 to see if the RAM is bad or not, does it say anything on the HP boot screen? I know when I put the pc100 in my laptop it said unsupported ram type on the boot screen
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post #6 of 17
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Nope, I just waited for a minute and nothing was happening. Maybe it needs time to register?
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by protagonist
So whoever told me that it would be compatible was incorrect?
no, not exactly. sometimes mobos that come from a computer maker *aka. Dell, HP, Emachines* put super crappy boards in that only work with a few, if any,other components that aren't from the factory. sometimes you can upgrade by just buying any ol' stick but sometimes you have to go to them and order the exact same stick that your pc already has. it another way of them making the consumer buy a new computer.
post #8 of 17
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Oh...so it's not gonna work.
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post #9 of 17
yea..how long did you wait? maybe go into your bios and see if it recognizes that there is more ram there even
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post #10 of 17
have you tried the ram by itself? Or are you adding it to your existing ram?
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