Medion pc keeps rebooting just as starting to load win xp home
Hi added some new Ram to my pc was 256mb x 2 & added 2x1gb 184 pin 3200 ddr double sided. Tried various combinations & pc wouldn't boot, so put original back in only & booted ok. Stubborn me tried again & also removed bios battery to reset (per website) then it lost the hdd, got it back by checking cables & removing 2 new rams & fiddling with bios but at windows xp screen it turns off & reboots every time. Even did xp repair, at 2nd chance screen not 1st,I don't have disc backups of my stuff & no floppy drive. going mental. Medion MD 8383xl about 3-4 yrs old. Help Please !!!!!!!
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what type of ram did you upgrade with it should have been DDR and keep the same brand/type of ram modules the same check the ram sockets make sure they are clean and the ram is securely seatedThe ram modules should have either of these 2 the same1 GB 184-pin DIMMDDRPC 2700 memory module1 GB 184-pin DIMMDDRPC 3200 memory module
PC5300 or more correctly "PC2-5300" and can work in a system that has "PC2-3200" RAM,
and if mixed, they will operate at the speed of the slowest module.
"PC-3200" RAM, however, is not compatible.
PC-3200 is DDR SDRAM, having 184 pins.
PC2-3200, and PC2-5300 are DDR2 SDRAM, having 240 pins.
DDR and DDR2 modules are the same length,
but the pins on DDR2 are smaller and the keying notch is in a slightly different position.
You need to get the replacement ram all the same type ie - DDR or DDR2
184 pin DDR DIMM is the correct information :) The bus speed of the ram would range from PC 2100 - PC 3200. I assume the Max amount of ram will probably be 2gb though unless your motherboard specifies a higher amount.
From Asus tech:
3 184-pin DIMM slots for PC1600/PC2100 DDR SDRAM Supports up to 2GB memory No ECC supportThis is only compatible RAM so make sure your new chip is PC1600 or PC2100. If you mis the 2 it the faster RAM will run at the slower chip speed. Hope this helps.
Hi, I am assuming that the original piece of memory was a 256mb ddr pc2700/333mhz ?
i have looked at your board on the product maker website and it supports memory to 2gb of pc2100,pc2700/pc3200 type memory. Be certain however that the new piece added is the same clock speed as the original that you are trying to use with it. You cannot mix clock speeds, either pc will not boot or it will only recognise the compatible piece. Have you tried booting with just the new piece 9 leaving out the older piece)if yes what was the result. Need more help ?? email@example.com
Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GBIt has to be the same.
• If you are replacing a memory module, put the
new memory module in the same memory slot
from which the old memory was removed.
• If you are adding a memory module, install the
new module into the socket nearest the
preinstalled module, and install additional
modules in the next available sockets