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Upgrading RAM Problem

by Mystik777 / September 1, 2017 11:08 AM PDT

I currently have one 2gb stick of ram in my pc. I bought one 8gb stick to replace it with. Same type and speed. When I install the new stick I get no signal unless I remove it and put the old one back in. I've tried resetting the bios and still will not work. What could be wrong?

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It usually means the new stick is incompatible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2017 11:22 AM PDT
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Let me know if this is right
by Mystik777 / September 1, 2017 11:54 AM PDT
Collapse - did not list any 8GB sticks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2017 12:21 PM PDT
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by Bob__B / September 1, 2017 7:35 PM PDT

The mobo supports 4GB @ 1333 per slot max.
Best to go with a kit.....2x2GB.....2x4GB.
Be sure to fit it in the proper slots for dual channel.

You have kind of a mis-mash of anti products installed.
Windows defender
Does this machine function?
What's the purpose of that unused partition on the hdd?

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