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I bought from Gateway to double my ram ( 512 to 1024 ) and now my ram has gone back to 512. How can I find out which chips or whatever they are called have gone dead, the original or the newer Gateway?

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  • westonk Jul 30, 2008

    Funny thing. I did what you suggested and both cards indicated they were ok so I put them back in and now I am back to normal. Could be one of the cards was loose. Kelly

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Turn the power off. Swap out the memory cards putting one bank of memory in at a time. If the computer doesn't boot up after the swap, chances are that is the bad memory card.

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Hi there, this error is mainly known as RAM failure. The double beeping means that:

1. Either your RAM sticks are not properly clocked in their slots.
2. Or both of your RAM sticks have burnt out.
3.Or the actual RAM slots have been damaged.

Best way to check is to turn off your PC, let it cool down for a while then open the case, pull out the RAM chips, wipe the golden chips clean, then re insert them into the PC. If you here a click sound this means that it has been properly connected.

If it still does not work then buy/borrow RAM and test to see if it works now.

If after buying/borrowing RAM it still does not work, then there is definitely a problem with the RAM slots and the motherboard will have to be replaced.

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It's SDR Sdram that operates at a frequency rate of 133Megahertz.
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(SDR stands for Single Data Rate
SDR Sdram is commonly just referred to as Sdram.
A slight misnomer.

ALL Ram Memory from SDR Sdram to DDR3 Sdram, IS Sdram.
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DDR3 Sdram?
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From sources, it's indicated that the Total maximum amount is 256MB, but sources could be mistaken.
Two ram memory slots, that for EACH slot the maximum amount is 128MB.
(I'm thinking the total maximum amount should be at least 512MB's)

You might try these guy's,

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=300%20Series%20%28SDRAM%29

If possible I would call them to confer first, and have the model number from the back of the computer handy.

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And one more thing is you have to check your clock speed of your ram. Remove your ram from pc and check if any information is there on ram

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