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Ram install problem

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I'm trying to install 2 x 1Gb memory cards into an IBM motherboard and the computer will not boot once they are in. It will run no problems with 1 x 256Mb original ram. Doesn't even boot eith only one of the 1Gb cards installed. Can you offer any assistance
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  • willie_234 Aug 21, 2008

    thanks for that, all specs., ie; freq, ram type are the same, may have something to do with the 2x1 as opposed to the 1x2 but that would probably be the only logical reason I haven't tested. board has only 2 slots, will try a 2 Gb stick.

    thanks

    Clint

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With RAM there can be a few problems
1) the frequency of ram which *********** board supports might be less than the freq at which the ram you are puttin works, hence in this case RAM wont work on this mother board and ull have to get the RAM replaced
2) some motherboards do not support a 2 x 1 GB RAM where as they might support a 1 X 2 RAM (if you do have 2 mem slots for ram)
and then there is the most trivial problem of the slot not being clean or arm not being put properly, i can think of ne other reason for the ram not working properly..

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