What's with the black screen?

Question

after i installed 256 memory to my computer i turn on the computer and all i get is a black screen.. i have 128 sdram pc133 memory chip in it.and i bought a 256 sdram pc133 memory chip too put along side of it....

Answer

This question was answered on March 18, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It sounds like a parity issue On some old motherboard you have to upgrade the DIMM chips in pairs (ie: you would need two 128MB chips, or two 256MB chips installed for them to work) It can also mean that you've reached the memory limit for that motherboard.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 18, 2004