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Wont recognize additional ram

I added a 256 meg DDR ram chip in open ram bay,,computer wont recognize it,,I swapped chips,,putting new chip in first bay,,computer booted great,,swapped chips around,,still,not recognizing second ram chip,,am i doing something wrong,,went to crucial,,ran their scan,,it doesnt see the extra ram either,,thanks,,any help is appreciated.

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  • banjer23 Dec 20, 2007

    yea,,same brand,,I pulled it from my HP which is very close to this Compaq,,but,,motherboard,,evidently doesnt like it.

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It could be the wrong ram that u are using when i put extra ram in I make sure they are all the same brand. some boards take 2 different types of ram (speeds) i would go back to crucial with your good ram in and then do a check and see what ram your board needs

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