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I have an Acer Aspire L 3600 that has 1gig ram, I want to increas it to 2 gig. I went on to crucial web site and purchased the one they advised. Tried putting it in and it will not boot. Put old ram back in and its fine. Ram not faulty as put it in another computer and it worked fine, any ideas????

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  • mapandratty Feb 02, 2009

    Ram same speed and spec on computer says it can cop with 2 gig

  • mapandratty Feb 02, 2009

    older

  • mapandratty Feb 02, 2009

    looks like it has 4 chips on 1 gig ram

  • mapandratty Feb 02, 2009

    sticker says 1GB 200 PIN DDR2 SODIMM 128 x 64

  • mapandratty Feb 02, 2009

    Thanks for your help,

  • mapandratty Feb 02, 2009

    Thanks for your help

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    is the other system you used to test the ram older or newer?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Double check to make sure your system can handle the new ram. If the ram is faster or takes more current than your system can provide this is the result. Other than that all you can do is return and buy another stick.

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The last thing i can see being a problem is that you may have bought high densiy ram and the computer can not take that. High density is lets say 16 Mb of ram on 8 chips, Where as low density will have 16 chips for 16 Megs of ram. It gets complicated but this is the best way I can describe this. Most computers cannot take high density.

Do you know what kind you got?

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Feb 02, 2009

    There will be a sticker that has a multiplication string like what i had posted. There almost is literally no way of telling by looking at the chip since we don't know how much mem each chip is supposed to hold.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Feb 02, 2009

    the 128x64 tells me it is high density. My only reccomendation at this point is to return the ram and try to find a low density stick and i'm almost willing to guarantee it will work.

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