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I put in two sticks of 1gb pc2-4200 533mhz and the computer started, began to load, then stoppped. i shut the computer off, turned it back on and nothin. i removed the second chip and replaced it with the orignal 512mb chip and it booted fine. why will it not accept the second 1gb chip?

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    Brandon Morris Mar 17, 2011

    the computer is an Emachines t5082 and the max capacity is 2g via 2x 1gb slots. next time i am at computer i will swap out the two one gb chips to see if the one is broken, and will repost the results

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You have not mentioned the manufacturer and the model of the PC. The general answer for this question will be :-
1. to check the maximum memory capacity of the PC
2. In some PC's you have to use 2 identical memory sticks otherwise it would not work.

If not this 2 then 1gb memory stick is bad.
Please re-post this with the manufacturer and the model of the PC so that we can assist you in a better way.


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The way i see this problem is the 2nd stick that you are refering to is defective or damaged. All you need to do is to bring back the stick into where you bought it then ask for a replacement.


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Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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