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I am installing memory in my gateway 550gt. i have installed a 512 and a 256 gig. on each side. and when i try to boot up the fan gets real loud and the system wont run. no windows screen or nothing. i was told you had to have equal amounts in each side. but i thought 768 on each side would work. any suggestions? thank you

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Make sure that the memory is pushed all the way in and that the memory is in the correct way, your computer wont work if the memory is in backwards

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