Hi gang it is time for me to once again call on you bright gentlemen to help me with my little Presario issue. I was given a older Presario M2000 Notebook with the AMD Sempron 1.6 it came with 256 mb ram. I purchased of ebay 2 sticks of 2700 512mb ram to bring the notebook up to it's max for ram. Well I tried putting both sticks in and the computer gave me a blank screen and seemed to stop loading. So I took out one stick and place the other 512 stick into slot one and the computer worked fine. I took this stick out and placed it in slot 2 and again the notebook worked. So I tried the same steps with the second stick of Ram but itself and both slots worked fine, but when I put both in the computer screen stays black and nothing much happens. Plus each stick of Ram only reads 374 MB. Could this be a Bios issue?
Well I updated the bios to the last one they put out for this laptop but still get a blank screen when putting both sticks in and as I mentioned I have tried each stick in both slots buy themselves and all works fine. This machine is supposed to handle 1 gb of 2700 ram no problem. There is nothing in the bios to set the ram manually or check????
It could be a bad stick of ram, try only putting one stick at a time in to test both to make sure one is good first. You did say you bought from ebay which is like saying I bought my computer off of craigslist, honestly I only trust sources like newegg and tigerdirect because at least then you know your not getting a mixed bag of parts that may or may not be good.
Thank you for your response and as I mentioned in my first letter that i did indeed try both pieces of ram each by themselves in both slots and both pieces worked perfect by themselves in either slot...