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Problem in installing RAM

by Stanleeleon / December 10, 2012 4:29 AM PST

hi...
i'm having a problem in installing ram in my laptop ....
today only i bought a 2 gb ram 667 mhz so diim and previously i had 1 gb 667 mhz so diim ram pre installe on my laptop ...
i installed the other one as well ....
when i booted my laptop cursor on top left keep on blinking ang nothing happened after that ....
i tried individual in both slots both are working fine but when i install both i face the same problem above ...
Can anyone suggest ways to resolve this ....

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Check your work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2012 4:30 AM PST

Have others check your work.

I've lost count how many times I find the memory not plugged in.
Bob

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Laptop ram support?
by ZRMaster / December 10, 2012 5:53 AM PST

Maybe your laptop doesnt support 3 GB of ram??? Or memory latency isnt same.... or memories cant work together. Diferent manufacturers?

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Ram
by pgc3 / December 11, 2012 12:07 AM PST

Did you do a Crucial memory scan prior to installing new ram? That's usually the best thing to do, just go to crucial.com and follow the basic instructions. Of course if it is the proper ram gradient as Bob Proffitt stated, make sure it is seated in the slot properly, that is a very common issue, not being all the way in the slot(s).

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Ram
by Stanleeleon / December 11, 2012 6:13 PM PST
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yep i installed the tool as well but it is showing 3 ram slots but i can see only two in my laptop and yep i installed the ram keeping wat Bob Proffitt said

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Ram
by pgc3 / December 11, 2012 11:18 PM PST
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What is the brand and model number of the L/T and what is the Operating system that you are using? If we knew that we might be able to help a bit further.

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Showing more slots is common.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 11:38 PM PST
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Don't get distracted by that. Let's not dwell on that.

Try one stick in one slot. Then test. No go? Unplug that stick and put the other stick in the other slot. The results if failed tell me the machine will likely need a new motherboard. Yes there are folk that have found cracked solder joints but I rarely find techs that can clear that up.
Bob

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If you really want help.....post the product details.
by VAPCMD / December 12, 2012 9:32 AM PST

Helpers need the mfg name, the series and model number. Otherwise those trying to help are just giving their best guesses.

VAPCMD

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