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E-machine not accepting new memory

Hi - trying to upgrade from 512mb with new 1gb ddr2 mem - checked with makers - got right memory and machine should be uogradable - but keep getting 3 beeps and monitor says not connected...

Tried different slots but still the same - even took out original mem -
but still the same - only time it works is when return it to original 512mb

any ideas?

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Sorry Bill,

Crucial says that your computer uses DDR NOT DDR2 RAM.

DDR2 runs at a higher freq. rate and a lower voltage.

Get a DDR PC2700 module and it will work.

BTW, max for your machine is 2GB, a 1GB in each slot, although you're good if you only use 1 module for now.

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If you already tried to switch ram's positions, I certainly would go after updating the bios. getting it at e-machine websites.

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It is not compatible with ur computer in terms of bus speed. get the original one and take it to the vendor to replacement with a compatible one.

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Try to check  whether the ram  frquency  matches the specifications....
any way  three beep  means a graphics card problem  so  if you have one remove it and try to reboot
but i think this has to do with the RAM frequency
pls do post back

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