I have an AMD duron 700 processor with 160mb RAM (SDRAM PC133) running on win 98SE. After some consideration I decided to purchase more RAM, so bought 128mb SDRAM PC133 to install. My manual says that each socket (3 of) will accept upto 256mb each. However, it wouldn't accept my 128mb, and came up with a blank screen almost immediatly. After switching around trying to figure out why it wouldn't, I tried the memory in my sisters machine, a Celeron 500, also with PC133 RAM. Her machine loved it, but mine hated it, why is this? My aim is to maximise the speed of my machine, does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can do this, and why I can't get the 128 to work? I have a suspicion it could be the BIOS needing an upgrade, but I'm not sure I want to delv into such measures unless there are no other options. Thank you in anticpation Lucy
as you know the ram module is fine in your sisters computer, maybe you should sell her that one, or send it back stating that you have problems with compatibility, but that is up to the seller if they will refund or replace
the best place to get ram, is from crucial, they have a 100% compatibility guarantee, and are always a good company to deal with, not just good memory but customer service, found this out first hand..
they also let you choose your motherboard before purchasing the ram and they will sell you the ram that has been tested for your motherboard and this is where the guarantee comes in