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Freezing up My computer is all the time freezing up, I have put in additional 768 megs of memory along with the 128 it came with. The video card is stock never been touched. Was wanting the name of a good video card to put in there. And it overall just runs slower than it did. Any suggestions on how to get it to speed up please let me know. thanks joe

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Get a virus sweeping program, and see if there is a virus or worm hiding in the computer as these will drastically slow the computer down even with more ram.

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Removed 256 meg card, installed ddr2 1gig card. Computer would not start.

Old system!
Up to 2GB DDR are fine, but you tried DDR2, which it can't handle. Get the right kind of memory (just DDR, not DDR2 or DDR3) and see if they don't get along better.

Jan 03, 2011 | Dell Dimension™ B110 PC Desktop

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I need to know more about a Gateway Performance 800 motherboard. I added a second 128 meg SDRAM 100 Mhz simm in bank 1 (the board came with a simm in bank 0). The BIOS recognizes the original simm as 128...

Check the specs for your new ram. It sounds like you have double density ram installed. If your motherboard only supports single density it will only see 1/2 of the modual hence 64meg showing for 128 stick.

Please rate this solution if it has helped you.
Thanks, Gary

Jul 11, 2010 | Gateway Performance 800 PC Desktop

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I installed new memory cards 2GB but after that the computer won't turn on, what it could have happened? There is a green light that is blinking buy the electricity cord. Could somebody help me please.

You may have bought the wrong modules. You may think they are plugged in right and not. Is there a beeping sound? How many memory slots do you have?
Are you plugging in just one stick? You may need to put in pairs. Put in the older 1 meg strips and make sure she still boots. You cannot mix 1 meg with 2 meg on a single bank. there is a Bank A0 A1 B0 B1 - make sure to put same in A's and same in B's. I know you will work this out, but make sure your motherboard can accept 2 meg Dimms ( DDR2?)

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Hi i have compaq presario 5000, detailed description would be P5700/P.4-1.6G/128M/40G/D16/M. i wanted to know which mother board is inside this PC and i wanted to upgrade my ram from 128 to 1 Gb. is it...

768 meg is the most you can put in the 5000 ..your system only has 128 meg so 768 would be a considerable improvment .... "" is a great company to get reliable memory and information ... here is their page on your computer

Oct 06, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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My compaq presario V2000 has frozen after I loaded an antivirus

Freezing is usually a symptom of failing ram. Your motherboard could also be the culprit. It is tough to effectively diagnose because memory and systemboards work so closely together. Cheapest thing to try is replace the ram, and since you are buying ram, go ahead and buy a larger amount. Install 1gig instead of 512 meg. (make sure your pc can use the memory upgrade). Replacing the ram with new ram will let you know that the memory is new, and if the issue persists, you know it is not the ram. If the issue persists after replacing the ram, that means you should replace your system board.

Oct 01, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5716 PC Desktop

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I incerased the ram from 128 to 256 but it still


It seems that video card on the computer is consuming the rest of 64 MB memory.

Get into the CMOS of the computer and reduce the video card memory.

Hope, it helps.

Jul 16, 2009 | E-Machines etower 766id PC Desktop

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Memory card i have installed it

If the computer turns on and boots up, thats a good sign. You must know what you already have in the machine before the install, and what youre installing (Example: you have 256 megs of memory in the machine, youre adding a 512 stick=total should be 768 in Windows as well as BIOS less memory dedicated to video). Make sure that the memory is designed for your machine and matches in frequency what you already have. Best website to help you with this: Use the SCAN MY PC tool to tell you what you have type, and the maximum amount your machine can take. You can even order what you need from them.

Mar 01, 2009 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

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More ram and vdeo card

it sounds as if your MoBo is seeing the video adapter as a source of ram. if that is the case, then installing memory in units of 1Gb will cause a stick to not be seen, therefore utilized. you may want to refer to you manual for memory limits and poosible comparibility issues. they are usually quite in depth. also, make sure that they are all the same make model and speed. these issues have wreaked havoc on the prettiest of pc's.

Nov 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dell Dimension 2400 Freezes

you have done some good troubleshooting here..!!

I suggest you check your memory using this ms software
or if you want some ms independency
use this one
or better yet take your memory stick(s) out and just put a new memory stick and check if how the system performance changes.

let either test run overnight and see if some memory fault can be detected as some of those intermittent freezing problems are related with memory.

1. don't leave the case open.. that doesn't make the system run cooler... keep things closed, undust and keep making sure your fans are working.. if it's an overheating problem your cpu just shuts the sytem down or starts running slower if (throttling is avaliable in *********** board/bios)
2. when you reseated everything did you watch for ESD?.. esd could cause issues with internal components and if they're minor it could be translated into intermittent problems associated with some tiny component in your motherboad.

In my experience intermittent freezing problems are quite hard to diagnosed and you need to keep swapping things in an out to come to a certainty on failing componets..

Oct 02, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Hi, Based on your post/description: Problem 1 - experience has shown me that most of the time freezing is caused either by memory,video card or driver/software. Since you have reinstalled windows, that should rule out driver/software. Likewise, since it has a built-in video (Via-S3 @ 32mb) video can also be ruled out; not unless of course if you have installed an AGP video card (which should be 4X @1.5v). If you have, try removing it first and run the PC with the built-in video just to determine if the video is causing the freeze/crash/hang. That leaves us the memory, as shipped this brand/model only has 128 MB DDR or SDRAM but as per your post the mem is 640mb so big chance that you have upgraded/replace/added mem say 128 + 512? Here's the issue, your PC uses KM266 chipset with an FSB of 266, big chance the original mem is 266 or 333 but the added mem would be something else? You have to check that its rating should be the same as the other/original memory. Both memories should be the same speed. Am not sure if your motherboard also uses dual channel memory, but if it does maybe it will be better to have 2 X 256 or 2 X 512 rather than 128 + 512 (max is 1G). Problem 2 - Sometimes Windows installer does not completely recognize features of mb/chipsets, you simply have to install the inf, drivers, updates for the motherboard. They are available at Good luck and hopes this be of some help or ideas to you. Pls post back how things turn or for further information. Kind regards.

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