I just got some ram to upgrade my computer and took out the old memory module to compare and now I can't get either modules to slide into their sockets. It's 168-pin RAM, 1 128mb, and the other 512mb. I didn't want to force the modules, how do I go about installing them?
ok, cool, got the modules in place! I tried to start up my comp but it freezes once it gets to the "Gateway" screen. It has a big gateway logo, and says "to change system settings, press <F1>" "to display system messages, press <tab> key" but doesn't do anything when i press any key.
actually, it's a 4 yr old gateway that was given to me and I looked up the specs online: Quantum Fireball 20.5-GB 7200-RPM Ultra ATA/66 Hard Disk Drive [Part #5501431], 128-MB 133/100/66-MHz 64-Bit 4-Clock SDRAM DIMM [Part #5000528], Jabil AMD motherboard R4 [Part #4000646], Creative Labs Audio PCI 128D Digital Sound Card [Part #6001503], RIVA 32MB TNT-2 M64 AGP Video Card R1 [Part #6001688], AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" 800-MHz Processor with 256K cache Revision 2 [Part #2510075], and I'm running Windows XP exec. on the system/\/\/\/\\\.///
i've been running XP on it for awhile and it's been ok, but since I added the new memory module (kingston kvr133X64C2/512~~~512mb, pc133, dimm, cl2)the system freezes when I try to bootup, I wouldn't mind troubleshooting, and if i have to I can run windows ME.