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Installing more ram and my computer beeps - Help

by pwoodside / March 21, 2010 11:49 PM PDT

I am running 32bit Windows 7 Professional on a WinFast 6150M2MA motherboard with a AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5000+.
My motherboard has 4 slots for ram and I currently have 2 x 1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 ram modules installed and purchased another 2 x 1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 ram modules. I disconnected the power, opened the case, installed the new ram sticks and closed up. When i boot up i just hear the system produicing long beeps and the monitor stays blank.

I have tested the 4 stick together,
2 new
1 new each
2 old

and the system only works when the 2 old sticks or ram are in on their own.

Any help would be greatful.

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All it means is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2010 11:54 PM PDT

The new sticks are incompatible with this board. Ask for another make of ram. It is possible you didn't get it plugged in all the way but take care not to apply too much pressure.

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by pwoodside / March 22, 2010 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: All it means is

the new ram is IBM, i have installed the ram correctly as i have installed ram many times so i was careful with the pressure and ensured it was clicked in.
what brand of ram would you recommend?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2010 2:12 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks as they get it right most of the time.

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