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Need help finding compatible RAM upgrade

I have a Gateway Quad-Core running Windows 7 Build 6100 64-bit. It came with 4GM of RAM, upgradable to 8GB.

Here's my problem.. I cannot find any RAM that will work with the oem RAM. Here's some info on the RAM that came with this pc:

Memory Timings: 6-6-6-18 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) at 1.8 volts
Manufacturer: Samsung
Part Number: M3 78T5663QZ3-CF7
Memory Type: DDR2 (PC2-6400)
Manufacturing Date: 2009, Week 2

Initially I had tried to get RAM from newegg.com, matching up the timings and memory type. One was completely incompatible. When I would turn my pc on it beeped and wouldn't boot. A second, different brand, would boot and load windows. However, when I ran memtest, it stated there were hardware problems. I took out that brand and ran memtest with oem RAM and no issues were found.

So I decided to try and find matching OEM RAM. I ran a google search and found some Samsung 2GB PC2 - 6400U - 666 M378T5663QZ3-CF7 RAM. Just arrived today so I installed it. When I turn on my pc it doesn't load windows, nor does it beep. My power indicator light is the type that does not indicate any type of computer activity...it always remains on and at a constant brightness. However, while on in this attempt, it dims and goes to full brightness and repeats this process.

Needless to say, I am at a full loss as to what type of RAM i can add to my box that will not only work, but will be fully compatible with my OEM RAM.

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Download cpuz from www.google.com and then run this program to check the fsb of the ram. if it has ddr2 667fsb that means u will have to buy ram of any memory of the same frequency. just check the fsb and match the fsb with new one and install it. it will work certainly.... enjoy urself dont worry about the loss u are in a learning process. this way u will learn computer hardware.....

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