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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 12888 11-Apr-2007 21:24
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well as you may read i have no idea what i am doin...

So i scored myself a computer (hp pavilion t620s) and i am ungrading the ram - it had 256 DDR SDRAM 266, i added 1gb DDR SDD RAM 400... when i start up the computer it starts and so on, i can open the hp system menu screen. The computer has fount the both the ram chips, and i havenot changes anything else, but when i exit that to boot it up regually, it will not work.... So the HP screen show blah blah blah, then the computer just shuts down and starts up and the hp screen comes up and so on and so forth... it will not boot windows!

what have i done, how can i fix it (if i didnt screw it up big tme....)


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  Reply # 66858 11-Apr-2007 21:33
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see if it boots without the 256mb stick in place....

you have not got the correct ram for your machine, so you might need to get some 266 or 333 instead. also check that your PC can accept 1GB in a single slot...

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  Reply # 66860 11-Apr-2007 21:38
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i have tried all of that - just the 256, just th  1gb, other way around, etc etc.... the boot screen shows them and that they "are there"...  um also how do i check what ram my computer can handle? 


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  Reply # 66861 11-Apr-2007 21:43
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have you tried google?

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  Reply # 66862 11-Apr-2007 22:06
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well that was an experiance to learn from... looking at my ram chip there are two fried connectors. ouch that'll hurt the budget. Is ithis possible to have affected the computer?

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  Reply # 66874 11-Apr-2007 23:17
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hello freakish

So? you have two fried connectors, do you mean on the ram (random access memory) chip itself, and if it has partly fried/burnt the connector on the mobo (motherboard) ?//

The answer is that you will have to clean the area of the mobo (motherboard) when the wrong ram was put into the system, providing that the original 256 stick is still okay, why not google your mobo model number and come up with some info about how muuch ram you can put in your system, and takke the original ram out of the machine, and take it with you, and the people at your local pc store will help you identify the correct ram????

hope this helps, and is not too difficult to understand ????

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