Upgrade to 2-256 MB RAM

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I've got a HP XL754, it came with Windows ME which I cleaned off and loaded windows 2000 professional. Recently I wanted to upgrade from my 128MB of RAM (2x64MB chips)..so I bought 2 256MB chips. My PC asks for PC100 and that's what I gave it. I tried putting in the new RAM but the PC won't boot, my BIOS gives a beep warning which I looked on the net for and found it as "Autosize DRAM" whatever that means. If I put one of the 65MB in and one of the new 256MB it only finds the 64MB. I checked on HP.com and my PC (so they say) can handle 2 256MB chips. It is a 850MHz, Pentium 3. Any ideas

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This question was answered on October 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check out this web site for your questions on your new RAM This explains most any question you might have www.tomshardware.com/mainboard/98q4/981024/ram-01.html

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Posted by Michelle of Mesa Community College on October 5, 2002