When you are insatlling memory remember this?


i got memory for my computer(512mb DDR 2100) and inserted it into my computer along with my 256mb chip(same type) when i attemped to boot my computer nothing came to my screen, my led's light up and my hard drive spun as well as my fans... i heard a stranged ticking sound from my harddrive. I checked all connecting and chips moved around my memory, took out my graphics card and reseated it, tried a differnt hard drive. i got the same result no screen just a ticking in the HD. i suspected it was my bios, however when i took out my memory i got long continuos beeps. i checked my motherboard for loose connections, removed then and re pluigged them to no avial just that strange ticking.. i have removed and reseating my CPU aswell.. is my motherboard broken... i have an asus a7v266-e with onboard sound.. if my sound is out could that stop the boot?

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This question was answered on February 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check the motherboard manual to see the maxium memory figures particular setup becuase sometimes your computer is unable to reconize the memory, if the computer came with 256 mb then you must buy another chip at 256 mg .and always put the older emeory in slot 1 and the new chip in the 0 slot this way the computer will reconize the memory you have just installed.

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 16, 2003