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Memory Issue Hi there, I'm having a RAM problem. I recently bought 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) of RAM. When I install it, I just get a buzzing sound, it sounds kind of like a low-pitch version of a truck backing up sound. The power light lights up, but the monitor shows nothing. The monitor button also changes from green to orange. It might be the new RAM, because when I plug in the old ones it still works. Please get back to me asap. Thanks

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Hi there..... check to see if your machine supports the type of ram you, ECC or non ECC and if it is the same speed like PC2100....some speed families will clock up or down to allow slight differences but not always.....and in some cases you may just have defective RAM! Hope this helps.

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Hi, your problem is caused by a defefective dimm, I recommend you to claim warranty

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Re: Memory Issue

Have a look at this thread and see if any of that helps you - are you sure that you have exactly the right type of ram? - jut because it fits the slots doesn't mean it is supported by the platform. hope this helps:)

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