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Mostly to signify bays.... ie.. bay 1 and bay 2, with each bay having a certain number of slots depending on motherboard. if you have more then one stick of memory you need to put one in bay 1 slot 1, and the other in bay 2 slot 1,... 4 sticks of memory (all the same gb) 2 sticks in bay 1, slot 1&2... 2 sticks in bay 2, slots 1&2.. and so forth

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2 beeps randomly, not just on start up. Everything is working fine though


2 short beeps
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.


Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards


Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.


Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r


Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.


If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.

Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.


Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.

Reseat the memory modules.

You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.

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No matter what size memory I install, it only recognizes 1/2 of it. What am I dolin wrong? Thanx, Tom the Elder


hello,
try booting up one memory at the time
-memory 1 to memory slot 1 boot computer see if it will work. -memory 1 to memory slot 2 boot computer see if it will work.
-memory 2 to memory slot 1 boot computer see if it will work. -memory 2 to memory slot 2 boot computer see if it will work.
the reason for doing this is to make sure w/c one is defective if it is the memory slot or the memory it self, you can also check the manual to see what the maximum memory the motherboard can have.
cheers

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Installed upgraded RAM in my HP Pavilion a1030n. Now computer will not power on even with the old memory put back in. what's wrong? Everything was fine until I unplugged the computer. I took off the...


YES. The slots are for different kinds of memory. ONLY use the 2 new cards and insert them into the SAME colour slots. You should NOT mix memory types. Forget the old modules.

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How do I Install a memory module into my Insignia D400a computer?


Short and sweet?
1- disconnect the computer from all power including monitor and peripherals
2-Open the case up by removing what should be three screws in the back of the case, might be six screws as well never checked
3- open the case slide the panel off and voila you are in the computer
4- look for two to four rows that should/are colour coded, two rows will be black and two others will be orange (NOTE colours are not absoluter since they are not standardized yet the colours seem to range from black to pink, go figure) You should see one memory module in place already and an empty slot just beside it
5- Match colour and direction of the memory chip with the slot. These are one way only chips, as in they will only fit in, the one way. Once you have it lined up push firmly the two tabs on either end will snap up and lock the chip in place
6- Put everything back together, turn on the computer and see if it all works, if it does, congratulate yourself and enjoy your new faster computer. Hope this helps

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Dell vostro 400 2 beeps in bios post test


Hi...

The cause of beeping is the memory problem. maybe the memory stick is not inserted correctly. If your memory stick will not correctly inserted it will damaged the memory slot. Try to use the other slot, if the same thing happen. You memory slot will be damaged you need to bring you motherboard to the computer repair center. Ask first how you will pay, if the labor cost is high. its better to buy a brand new motherboard.

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Hi there.
GRB means the 3 primary colours and just means the monitor is working and able to receive a signal.
I think in your case it could be related to memory. Remove any new hardware if any and any external devices like printers etc.
Now remove the power cord from the back and remove or open the side panel from the tower so you can get to the motherboard, remove the ram (memory) from the slots and clean the dust from both the memory modules and the memory slots, when they are free of dust just put one module back at a time and restart the PC (if you have more than one)
If it boots up the problem would have been dust, if it doesn't start up at all it well be faulty memory.
Please post back if you need more help or advice.

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Adding memory resulted in system failing to boot


Let's get some information about the memory you are using. Get CPU Z and run it with the new memory, then switch back to the old memory and run it again. Write down the results from the memory tab and the SPD tab (all slots being used). You want to make sure that your timings match to give yourself the best chance of success. All of your memory should be DDR2 533 (PC2-4200). SOMETIMES you can use faster memory and it will simply slow down and function. Other times it will not.

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just insert in the black coloured slot while insering see the cuts below the ram should coincide with the black coloured memory slots thats it just keep correctly on the slot and press it the white locks will lock at the end of the slot at both the side

Note wile putting insert from the end of the slots tht is u have gap at the end of the slot the RAM should go there properly

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Toshiba l45-7423 laptop has two memory slots. With 512 in each, runs ok. With 2 gig in top slot, 512 in bottom slot, runs ok. with 2 gig in bottom slot, says it has memory errors. this limits me to 2.5 gig...


HI embreelynn,

just want to check, did you left the top slot open when you put the 2gig in the bottom slot, if you do, I suggest you try it with the 512 in the top slot and the 2gig in the bottom, the reason is that some mobo implements "banking" which means that you'll have to fill in the 1 mem slot before the using 2nd, 3rd and so on.

hope this helps, regards.

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I hope this solves your problem.

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