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Ram issue Hello I currently have 2gb of ram, recently  I bought 3rd stick of 1gb, installed it, turned on computer, it sees all 3gb of ram but as soon as it starts loading windows screen turns black  and nothing happens.  Now i tried removing old ram and putting new one, as long as i have 2gb everything perfect, but when i put 3rd in I cant get into windows, i can still get into bios but it doesnt help much any 1 knows what might be the problem? P.>S I checked my MB (p4v8x-x) parameters hundred times and it says that it supports  up to 3gb HELP PLS!

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Re: Ram issue

You may have to check the speeds of the memory as some boards only take a certain speed after 2GB of ram, forcinh you to use different speed sticks, or look for the cmos clear terminals and clear the cmos settings and restart

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Remove the battery.
Unplug the AC adapter.
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Look for a few screws that secure a small panel.
Unscrew those screws, and remove the panel.
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Depending on your "old" RAM, you may have:
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From the manufacturer's web-site:

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On that web-page, it says:

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• Supports DDR400/DDR333/DDR266/DDR200 SDRAM
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