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Ram upgrade problem

My computer was installed with 256m at 333. I have two new ones, 512 at 400. They are the correct pin#. When installed my computer woudn't even come on. Is there a way to make these cards work? My father purchased these for me and he was told that these would work with my system. I have my doubts. The card is Samsung 3200-512m S111
pc3200 512mb
DDR400 184 pin
Dimm OEM

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  • jeremy_stubb Mar 09, 2009

    No I removed the 256 all together. I thought there was a problem with the slot so I tried every combination possible with the same results. The computer was on but the monitor was blank. I reinstalled the original card and everything is back to normal. Is there a way to have the cards operate at 333 even though it's designed for 400?

  • jeremy_stubb Mar 09, 2009

    I tried using just one stick and this wouldn't work. I tried both slots and nothing. I guess I will just have to get the right ones.

  • jeremy_stubb Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks anyway for your help. I appreciate it.

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i thought that it was the miss match the bus speed

first check the bus speed of ram

bus speed wrote on the top of the ram

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Are ou adding them along with the 256MB memory? That could be the problem

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  • Shakeel Muradali Mar 09, 2009

    No, unfortunately it is not possible to force it to 333. How about if you jjust add one RAM instead of two?

  • Shakeel Muradali Mar 09, 2009

    Yes i believe so, Sorry i was not much help

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