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after adding new memory,computer wont boot

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December 28, 2013 5:53:19 PM

I have an hp pavillion slimline 400-34 it said it is capable of having 16 gb of ddr3 ram so i bought 2x4gb of PNY DDR3 ram at best buy. They said it would work with my computer but when i put it in it wouldnt boot up.I have no idea whats wrong with it.Im confused now >_<
a b } Memory
December 28, 2013 5:59:24 PM

Go into BIOS and make sure the memory voltage and timings are set right. If you are running a 32Bit OS, you will only be able to use 4GB.
a c 2149 } Memory
December 28, 2013 6:11:32 PM

I'd take it to Best Buy and tell them they said it would work - make it work! Stores like that will tell you about anything for a sale - and by doing so it can be considered false advertising
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December 28, 2013 6:25:10 PM

well i tried the sticks individually and they both work so i know that,but when i put them together my mouse wont even turn or my keyboard the computer starts up but nothing is on the display
a c 2149 } Memory
December 28, 2013 6:50:39 PM

Bad part with most prebuilts is that you often can't adjust timings or voltages on DRAM, which is how many times you can get them to play nice