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Pc freezes when new memory installed

I have tried several different memory combo's I have added a 256 stick of memory and it freezes. I added a 128 stick next to the existing 128 and it freezes. I've added a 64 stick next to 128 original stick and guess what it freezes. the only way that it does not freeze is with the 128 stick that it came with. What is my problem?
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    i THINK IT TIME TO UPGRADE TO A NEWER PC thanks for the help

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You problem is the motherboard.On your PCs mother board the 128MB that came with the motherboard might be the highest memory the chipset on your motherboard can accommodate. The chipset is built in and you cannot change or upgrade it. You can speed up the PC with how many memo sticks you added, if the chipset can handle. So it look like if you want a fast PC you need to get a new motherboard chipset with higher memory clock frequency.
Here's the pic of the chipset on the motherboard(square type)
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    Budy,You're welcome.

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When your computer frezes your ram have different chipset or meory clock frequncy.
try to get same configuratuion .also same company chipset.

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