I bought a stick of 256 SDRAM, and replaced that with my old 64 MB SDRAM, but the computer would start, the windows XP loading screen would come up, and then it would restart itself. This kept happening. Then for some reason I thought I had it in backwards and forced it in the other direction, and nothing a black screen showed up, plus there was a burning smell! I turned off the computer and removed the RAM (which was really hot). I let the computer cool off, and put the old 64 mb SDRAM back in the slot it was in (the same slot the hot 256 was in) and the computer kept restarting itself. This happened even with my old ram in the other two slots. Help!!


This question was answered on August 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi i think you just burn your motherboard you need to change your motherboard and next time you adding any hardware to a motherboard make sure it is compatable

Junior abad

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 6, 2003