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Adding new memory

Can I install neww memory(both sticks) and still not loose anything that is already on my computer

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The memory sticks have nothing to do with whats on your computer. All the stuff on your computer is on the hard drives. The memory sticks/RAM is it ability to process and think. So yes you can remove all the memory sticks and replace them with larger ones without any problems.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.
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If you have access to another computer that uses the same type of memory try using its known good memory in your computer.
If another computers memory works you know that you have bad memory. If another computers memory does not work and it is compatible with your computer unfortunately your motherboard and/or the slots on the motherboard are defective causing it to be unable to properly read the memory, which means the motherboard will have to be replaced.
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If you've determined or believe that the memory in y our computer is bad we suggest that you replace it.
  • Additional information about determining the type of memory to use in a memory upgrade can be found on document CH000910.
  • Information about installing and adding new hardware including memory can be found on document CHADD.

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