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Help! I am trying to install memory & it doesn't FIT in the slot!

I bought a 512MB memory upgrade chip from Toshiba, I'm following the directions to install it and it JUST DOESN'T FIT. The chip doesn't line up with the slot right. It's ever so slightly off.

Now what?!

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What you should be installing is DDR, it sounds like you have been sold DDR2, return the memory and ask for DDR
hope this helps
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