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Trying to install more memory and it won`t detect it

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What kind of ram are you trying to install and are you sure it's compatible with your pc. If not, you can run into problems with the wrong ram.

http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx?gclid=cipjt-xkypqcfqrksgod02kkla&ef_id=1705:3:s_72111363d43fe66f7bba91a76ae1a8e2_580972463:tk@jp9bkfbwaafl7ocqaaaae:20080719012154

Run a scan from here to see if your installing the right ram, and find out what you need.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGp5AiyJInI repair memory slot

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see:
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02155464

Go down to where it says "Memory upgrade information"
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Try to seat one memory first than try the other one. One of them might be defected. Also check the memory slots, ensure they both work well.
I had 2-512mb sometime system just detect 512 and other time 768. Since I replace both with new memory cards they work just fine.

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Make sure all the memory is firmly seated and latched into the sockets.

If you have only one RAM module installed, try substituting a known good part of the same type to see if the trouble clears up. If the memory still isn't detected you'll need a new motherboard.

If you have more than one RAM module, try them one at a time to see if you can isolate which is causing the trouble. (Testing the motherboard with known good memory is always a good thing to try. I have seen computers where all three RAM sticks were bad at one time, so I wrongly thought the motherboard was at fault. I always keep some good memory around for testing now.)

Good luck, and thanks for using Fixya!

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