Jaro 15:02 26 Mar 2005

I wanted to update RAM memory from 128 to 512 but it wont let me. When i start up PC I can only hear beeping and nothing comes up.

Motherboard Hewlett Packard HP Vectra VL 400, Pentium 3 900MHz, 128MB RAM

Can anybody help me with it ?

  SANTOS7 15:05 26 Mar 2005

How many beeps and are they long or short?

  Jaro 15:06 26 Mar 2005

They are quite long about 3 or 4 beeps

  SANTOS7 15:10 26 Mar 2005

3or4? 3 suggests bad memory 4 suggests bad motherboard.

  Jaro 15:12 26 Mar 2005

im going to find out exactly i will be back in a min

  SANTOS7 15:22 26 Mar 2005
  Jaro 15:23 26 Mar 2005

its 3 beeps it must be bad memory than

  Jaro 15:37 26 Mar 2005

its definitly bad memory will have to by a new one. this system should support maximum 512MB.

just one more question: can i put 512MB in one slot or do i need to buy 2x 256Mb memorys and put each one in each slot?

  SANTOS7 15:43 26 Mar 2005

Worked with one 128Mb, should work with one 512Mb.

  Rayuk 17:19 26 Mar 2005

Use Crucial memory selector if possible
click here

May not work with 1 stick especially if its an older pc.

Have you checked HPs website for clues

  Jaro 18:47 26 Mar 2005

hi sorry i was not here so u couldnt reply.

i have used the crucial memory selector and it said that 512MB is max. i can use but it didnt tell if i have to use 2x256 or 1x512.

it showed me whitch modules are compatible with my system and there wasnt any 512MB card available

i thing the bes will be to buy two 256MB memorys and put them in each slot.

or not ???? :)

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