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Cant install full 2GB of memory in my emachines t3990

I purchased (2) 1 gb memory sticks both the same. They are 1gb ddr400. I can install either one or the other with one of the original 256mb sticks and it turns on fine. I tested both 1gb sticks and they work. When I install both 1gb sticks together though my computer screen will not turn on. My computer is rated for 2gb. It is a emachines t3990. It has an intel motherboard d865gvhz. I was told a BIOS update may fix my problem, however I go through all the steps and when it reboots it says it was unsuccesful installing it. Any assistance would be great, and if you need more info let me know. Thanks

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Try removing the cmos battery and put it again and booting up.. since you have bought same kind of ram i dont think it could be a problem.also check for the jumpers in *********** board where you can reset your bios. be sure to read *********** boards manual before this

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