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Adding RAM I bought a stick of RAM to upgrade an older computer, and it does not seem to be working. When I turn the power back on windows does not even boot up. I thought I ordered the right one. Is there something I could be doing wrong. I did have one 64mg and one 128mg. I re-installed those and it's back to normal. I am trying to add KVR133X64C3/256. Thank you. Nathan my computer is a netvisa 2276

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Re: Adding RAM

Hi dear..
i m sure u r new ram/256 is not supporting u r pc or ram may be ded...
1 st of all check u r ram frequency of 128 mb...then buy a same frequency 256 ram and install it to u r pc properly..

i m sure it will fix u r problem.

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Re: Adding RAM

Before you buy this memory stick (ram) you should have check the specifications of this ram memory, they should be the same specs, the cast latency might be different and with different brand. how about if you remove all this ram memory and use only this KVR133X64C3/256, if this works then do not install the other 2

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