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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

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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