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Won't Reboot after installing new RAM

I have a DEll Inspiron 6400 it had 512 mb of RAM I purchased 1 stick of 1gb and when i try to power up the computer the lights flash and then it shuts down
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If you remove the 1GB memory that you were trying to install and it will boot, then it is your new memory that is not compatible. Check here for what memory will be compatible with your laptop.


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