I've recently gone to upgrade my pc from 256mb to 2gig. The problem is when I took out the 256 and replaced it in the exact slots with the 2x1gig ram I get beeping noises from my pc and the screen is left blank... I then tried putting in the 2 gig ram along with the 256mb and this loads up fine BUT when I went to check system properties it's still showing up that I only have 256mb.
I browsed the computers manual before the purchase so I know I can upgrade to 2 gig and the speeds are all correct (DDR PC3200 400-MHz 184 pin ). With this I also did a check on Crucial just to be 100% sure with all that reassurance I went ahead about bought some RAM.
Any information I've left out...may not be important!
I have 4 slots 1|2|3|4 apparently I have to place RAM into the 1 and 3 slots or 2 and 4. I did first with the 1 and 3 this was unsuccessful so I place it alongside my old ram in 1 and 3 and placed it in 2 and 4.
Is this down to faulty RAM or another problem?
I have just had another check in the manual :s it says DDR SDRAM PC3200 400-MHz is compatible does that mean that the 2 gig I have bought is now useless?