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HP Pavillon 762c. Just upgraded factory supplied RAM 2 x 256MB to Crucial 2 1GB. PC will not boot. Gives 5 second buzz, 3 second quiet. Repeats, repeats......

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  • johngmack Nov 05, 2010

    Thanks, you explained it very well.



    John

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Hello

the memory specs of the machine are as follows

Memory Type 2.5v. DDR Memory Speed PC2100/PC1600 Memory Sockets 2 DIMM Maximum Memory 1GB


Notice the maximum memory of 1 GB, and you have two slots, this means that you can install Two 512MB memory modules, the pc will not work with 1, 1GB Module, the biggest it can use is 512MB.


Let me know if you have any further questions. The computer will work with the original ram.

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

  • Ekse Nov 05, 2010

    just to point out the logic behind this. If your 1GB module worked alone in one slot, then the machine could use maximum of 2 GB, 1 in both slots, but since the maximum it supports is 1GB and it has 2 slots it can take only 512MB on both slots.

    My old computer had 4 dimm slots and maximum ram was 8GB.
    This means that I can put 2GB into each slot.

    Now on my newer computer, it also has 4 dimm slots but the maximum is 16GB.
    This means that I can put 4GB into each slot to get the total 16GB - 4 x 4 GB

  • Ekse Nov 05, 2010

    anything else I can help you with?

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=90384&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=5&submit.x=6&lang=en&cc=us

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