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ADDED NEW RAM NOW MEDION WON'T BOOT UP

I tried putting the 2 x 1gb sticks of ram in the same slots the original 256 mbs were in but the pc just locks up & doesn't even start windows. I can get a refund from the seller but have read various articles about having to put so many sticks in certain banks etc. So maybe it's just a matter of getting the right combination but i'm scared of hashing up my pc again. Its a Medion MD MT6 (8383xl) any suggestions or do u think the ram is faulty?
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  • Anthea Gilkinson
    Anthea Gilkinson Mar 19, 2008

    Erchamon92
    ram is this one

    2GB PC3200 DDR 400 RAM 400Mhz 2x 1GB 2 GB G DIMM MEMORY (230230563367)
    he will give me a refund no probs didn't work in his pc either, wrong specs.
    Tried all sorts of combinations, it did try to start with all 4 in but windows wouldn't load.
    motherboard number printed between the video and pci expansion slots? MS 7091 VERS 10

  • Steve Carpenter May 11, 2010

    Hello Anthea.

    What is the spec of the memory you bought? (DDR400, PC-3200 etc)

    Have you tried the modules in your pc one at a time?

    Where did you buy the new memory modules from? What did they say when you asked for a refund?

    Could you give me the motherboard number printed between the video and pci expansion slots? I can then find out exactly what your motherboard will support.

    erch.

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I would guess that it's high density memory. Ebay is flooded with it. Read the following article, it's claims are a bit bolder than they ought to be regarding the number of boards that will accept high density memory modules, but the rest is fact.

eBay Guides - Myth Low Density vs High Density memory modules

You'd be better getting your memory from places like microdirect or ebuyer.

Hope that helps. Please remember to rate this solution if you found it useful. Thanks for using FixYa,

erch.

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Hi

i needs to the rams are in same speed. if it not you put a rams in same speed

next you need to study your motherboard manual it supports the ram speed.if ever this is ok. then your ram will be faulty

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You know that there is a limit of amount of ram on your motherboard, try check google for it.

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My guess is that the RAM isn't as fast as the original memory. Turn down any overclocking, also in the BIOS set the CAS latency to match the new RAM. I had exact same issue, and found that the RAM I purchased was CAS2.5 where my previous RAM was CAS2.0 The system was set for 2.0, and the slower 2.5 memory just made my PC lock up. I changed the BIOS CAS LAtency, and it works fine (But kinda bummed that the ram is a touch slower)

To Fix, go into BIOS Setup (Usually Del, or a function key while booting)
Find CAS Latency, should be under advanced settings or something like this.
Change to a higher number (Higher number = slower)

Good Luck!

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