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Long low bleeps after adding RAM

I was going to upgrade the ram in my dell computer but now when i turn it on it just beeps a long low note and doesnt do anything, i am almost certain I have put the ram in properly i have tried taking it out putting it in all that business but nothing works please help!

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  • imnot18 May 18, 2009

    Thank you for that it is a desktop and ddr2 memory on both the stick that works and the sticks that dont work. The thing i dont understand what you said is about pc100 and 113 could you please clarify it might help solve my problem thank you alot

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    are you sure the added RAM is compatible parts? how about use original one, booting ok?

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It is either incompatible or dead.  try it in another machine.  if the stick of ram runs, it is likely an incompatibility.  refer to your documentation included with the motherboard/laptop (you didn't clarify) to see what it supports.  there is actually a huge difference between pc100 and 133 (which are now obsolete) and ddr2 and ddr3, although they respectively share similar pin count and layout.  

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