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Computer wont start up when i add another 512mbs of ram

Yea BOTH sticks of 512 ram work because i used both on there own each but when i put both of them in at the same time the computer starts but no screen.....

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I just had this exact problem with the same ram and mobo, downgrade your mobo firmware to the 2nd newest, worked like a charm

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It is possible that there is some Memory incompatibility here (as I have seen this before). slightly incompatible RAM will work on its own, however when the second stick is added the system won't start.

I find that KINGSTON provides reliable mem and they have a web tool with which you can search for the device that you have.
(where they have tested and confirmed that the specified memory works), I think this is great and have used it several times myself.

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/modelsinfo.asp?SysID=25866&mfr=ASUS%2FASmobile&model=P5RD1&root=&LinkBack=&Sys=25866-ASUS%2FASmobile-P5RD1-VM+Motherboard&distributor=0&submit1=Search 

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Which ram goes where?


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I was initially confused about the addition of the Dell laptop in the plot before realizing what you are saying:

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