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Hey i have a emachines E4028 pc its a UK addition so you wont find it on emachines.com anyway my problem is i tried to replace a ram stick the other day but then i found out it wernt a pci stick sso i then put back the old on in wen it was i turned on the pc and it wont boot up the fan stays on the screen is black?? can some1 help?? ty

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  • Coss May 11, 2010

    What?

    You put a RAM module into a PCI slot? Did I read that correctly? And then put it where it belongs?



    I'm sorry, it just reads a little confusing. Please try explaining it again

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Should have been a lots of beeps as well. I really wonder how well it would run with a memory stick in a pci slot tho i suspect you would need a hammer to install it that way.

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