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I installed 2GB of Crucial memory on my Dell XPS 400 (In slots 3 and 4), but when I rebooted the computer, it booted up but then nothing - blank screen. I tried removing the new memory and again same thing - blank screen... Have I done something really obviously stupid?

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Did you wear a anti-static wrist band when you replaced the memory? Or did you werag gloves?
Please note that you should never touch computer memory with your bare hands, because it can discharge the memory.
Thankfully the chance is very small.

Another thing could be that the memory is not placed right. It has to fit right in the slots.

If you boot up with the old memory do you also get a blank screen? If no, then probably the speed is different. (Please check if it is 533, 677, 800 mhz, or different

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