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I bought a 2GB DDR3 board with a gold colored metal cover. Should this be removed when I install the memory? No mention is made in the instructions about this metal cover and the tag says "warranty void if removed." The gold cover appears to be glued onto the memory board!

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This is a heat dissipating shield and should be left on the memory.

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HP pc 1 short beep 1 long beep?

is the coin cell , 3v? or 2v , 2.9v and up is good, lower not.

the memory rules on all PCs is complex , just because it fits means nothing.
2010 PC DT
windows 7 32bit?

do all PSU voltages read correct with a voltmeter?
they must be in spec,.
240pin DDR3 DIMM 800MHz Memory
low density only maybe a limit here.
so you want 8GB up
2GB per slot.
there are 3 kinds on voltage alone, low, high and both
then speed,
sure forum factor DDR3 240s
but there are density limits and socket max limits and system max limits
if running windows 7, 32bit its limited to 3.5? GB.
so 8 is a waste there.
if running windows 7, 64bit then it can use full memory.
if the bios allows it
and the Processor MMC chip allows it.
see? there are complex limits on all PCs.
in this case AMD processor.
Athlon II X4
limits on this mobo are.
HP spec page

Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB DDR3 DIMMs per socket
  • Supports Dual channel memory architecture
  • Supported speeds
    • PC3-10600 @ 1333 MHz*
    • PC3-8500 @ 1066 MHz *DDR3-1333 modules run at 1066 MHz if three or more modules are installed.
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit PCs (DIMMs run at DDR3-1066)
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32-bit PCs

so what memory did you buy, and from whom.
name make model numbers exactly.

I think its coin Cell bad
or PSU bad , not memory.
if one stick fails its not that stick if
you now are buried in sticks, if all sticks fail in just slot
its not memory prob. its power.
for sure all original stick fail as one.

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I want to install 2GB 204-PIN DDR3 Ref: CT25664BC1339 in my Notebook

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Having problems upgrading my GatewayDX4840-11e to 32GB of memory.

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 32GB
Slots: 4
Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900 with a maximum of 16GB kit (8GBx2) per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.


Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

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Installed additional RAM on HP P6531p desktop, computer freezes on start-up. Using Kingston DDR3 SDRAM DIMM PC3 10600 @ 1333mHz 2GB. Computer starts and runs fine with 2 sticks installed, but freezes with...

You may have tried to put too much memory (RAM) onto it.
That models maximum spec is:
Memory upgrade information:
  • Four DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB DDR3 DIMMs per socket
  • Supports Dual channel memory architecture
  • Supported speeds
    • PC3-10600 @ 1333 MHz*
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Slots: 1
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Depending upon which BIOS make is installed in your computer, 3 beep means RAM fault.
Check the specification of your motherboard for the recommended RAM.
Reseat the RAM nodules in the motherboard.
Remove the RAM and get them tested at your friendly computer repair shop.

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2G memory card not working


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Try to install a 1GB first and check if it is working. make sure the type (ddr,ddr2,ddr3) is the same as the original and the Bus speed (3200,667,800,etc.) is the same as well to eliminate incompatibility errors.

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The Desktop Board supports the following memory:

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Look at the bottom of your laptop , there should be several covers. Consult the laptop manual which ones the memory cover (or just guess they are generally credit card sized/shape). When you have removed the memory cover , there should be a release lever either side of the existing memory module , which you can release and the stick just pops up gently for you to slide out. Then its just a matter of sliding the other one in and clicking the levers into place!

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