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Problem installing more ram

I have a compaq deskpro computer and it is slow so wanted to put more ram in the one already in says compaq pc100 the one i put in is not compaq but is pc100 when i put it in it did make my comp alot faster but i encountered a load of problems it kept freezing and restarting my comp are these parts compatible or do i need compaq only parts if it is compatible how do i stop getting these errors and having to shut down my pc. any one have answer thanks. pauldonp

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Re: problem installing more ram

Mixing brands of RAM can cause this problem. Return the new module, then try They have an interactive RAM guide that will get ou exactly what you need.

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I currently use 256 mb ram,I want change 1 gb ram,pls ur opinion

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I need to upgrade the ram in my Ms-6312 ver1 motherboard i need to know what the best ram and what will work i need atleast 2 gb

I have the same board. You can only install 256MB of PC100 RAM in each slot, for a total of 512MB. PC133 RAM will work as well, but it will run at PC100 speed.

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I want to install more ram to my computer


Well, if the ram has the same amount of pins, it is possible to do this .
Just remember to check and see if the ram has the same amount of pins, and also check the frequency of the ram you want to put in.
If the frequency on this ram is less than the one you have in you computer, it will slow down you current ram chip. Hope this can help you.

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As you can see your codes are not listed so I would presume you have the Award BIOS and your problem comes under "Other beep conditions" = memory errors.

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Microcode Patch Error,Where to download Bios Free

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Have you tried ? If OEM they will have the driver. If not I use for drivers I can't find. mysleuth

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Can work Memory SDRam 128MB PC100 with SDRam 512 MB PC133

It wont work, it will hang ur system. Ur motherboard supports but using Mutli-frequencies RAM is not possible, either u use SDRAM 512 BM PC133 or ur 64/128 PC100 RAM, You cant use all together.

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Compaq Deskpro - video problem?

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Ok well there could be a few things going on here. It is possible that A: your third stick is damaged which I'm assuming you dismissed through your installation of one at a time, B: the third dimm slot is damaged and is unusable, C: the dimm slot is turned off in your bios. 

Now looking at the Shuttle A161 motherboard it would appear you have a primary dimm slot and then expansion dimm slots (technically these are called the controller dimm slot and the estensions) 

The controller slot which is offeset from the other two should have your largest ram, make sure the ram you stick in this slot isn't a stick that requires dual recognition. Some ram is designed to work in a pair even in the early PC100 class ram. Most PC100 ram you'll find now requires the sticks to work in pairs and the ram is coded for this. (Especially since PC100 is on its way out very fast.) The expansion slots can be fitted with a pair that will work together. I doubt that your third and primary slot is turned off as it is the controller slot. If none of your ram works in this slot replace the old ram in to this slot and just use the two expansion slots. It may not be as much ram as you want but the motherboard has presets that are just problematic. 

My general advice however is, that if you're running this motherboard which is fairly out of date, I'd upgrade to a new computer. Buying a cheap Dell desktop or even a barebones off of and transfering your current Harddrive and what not over would probably be easier for you and will carry you for the next five years or so.

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U keep getting error report's just on msn or???


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