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No video after upgrading ram

I have a Gateway MT3705 and when I took out the 2X512 ram cards and put in 1X2GB card the screen went blank even though there was still power to the laptop.

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It is a memory frequency mismatch problem..

try to use a 533 Mhz Ram

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Did you accidently unseat the video card? Doublecheck to see if you completely seated the RAM and make sure you installed the correct RAM for your motherboard. Hope this helps.

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first of all check brihtness control of your screen was adjusted properly and fied with sufficent level.
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