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adding more ram

by juventina_00 / February 23, 2006 10:20 PM PST

I currently have 2 256mb ram installed on my pc, one is in slot 1 & the other is in slot 3. I've recently bought a 512mb ram & installed it on slot 2 but when i rebooted my pc there was a burning smell. I uninstalled the recent 512mb ram & rebooted with no probs. What am i doing wrong & why was there a burning smell?

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You didn't seat it properly. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 23, 2006 11:54 PM PST
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How many memory slots do you have??
by Ray Harinec / February 24, 2006 5:54 AM PST
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The memory plugged into 1 and 3 makes one think that you have a dual channel memory capability. That wouldn't explain the smoke, but simply saying that you, maybe, should have bought a pair of 256's instead. Then put one in slot 2 and slot 4.

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Start with what PC do you have mfg, series and model # ?
by VAPCMD / February 24, 2006 11:34 AM PST
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Did you put the RAM in while the PC was plugged in ??


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