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June 4, 2008 9:44:08 PM

Hello, again, everybody. Ok, just bought two sticks of 512mb each to replace the two 256s in this computer. The motherboard is supposed to support 1GB.....well I took the old ram out, and put the new ram video. I took one new stick out and put one old stick back make768....well distorted screen dots everywhere. I tried different combinations.....the same result, or no video, and the keyboard doesn't respond.

However, when I put the old RAM back in everything works just fine. So logic says this is bad I right?


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June 4, 2008 10:05:40 PM

It's hard to tell without knowing anything about your system. Please post the model numbers of you new RAM, of your old RAM, of your motherboard, and tell us what else you have in your system.
June 4, 2008 10:08:56 PM

It's an HP Pavillion 520c. The ram i bought is low density so it is supposed to be 100% compatible.
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June 4, 2008 10:10:28 PM

You'll need to at least post the actual brand and model number/part number of your new ram.
June 4, 2008 10:16:02 PM

motherboard is ASUS A7V-VM
this is all i have on the came from bzboyz
Size & Bit 64 Bits
Data Rate 133 Mbps
Bus Frequency 100/133 MHz
Backward Compactible PC2100
Package Type TSOP-II
Densities 512MB
Voltage 3.3V
RAM technology SDRAM
Form Factor DIMM 168-pin
Low Density YES

June 4, 2008 10:32:42 PM

It seems that you need PC133 SDRAM. Since you can't seem to find even a part number (not even from bzboyz?), it's pretty much impossible for us to find info on the RAM you bought.
With neither of the two modules working on your system (even alone), my guess would be that you got modules that are incompatible, rather than defective modules. In any case, I'd give the vendor a call.
June 4, 2008 11:00:53 PM

old ram is expensive. u could get a new computer for just a little more. its not worth upgrading old technology unless it makes sense.