Hi everyone!I recently decided that it's time for an upgrade on my 3 year old pc,so I went and ahead and ordered a new ram and a gpu.The problem,is when I replaced my old ram(2 sticks of 1gb each) with my new 8gb ram(KINGSTON HX316C10F/8 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ HYPERX FURY BLUE SERIES)my pc could not boot windows!
My motherboard is ASUS P7H55-M LX LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and my system is 32bit.
Can I solve this?
".........some people said something about upgrading BIOS"
There are three BIOS updates available but none of them say that it'll enable you to use 8GB modules.
By the way, I've just spotted that you're running 32-bit Windows so the maximum amount of memory it will see is roughly 3.2GB so you'll be wasting your money with an 8GB upgrade. Send it back and get two 2GB modules instead.
Subdux if your CPU is 64-bit capable then you have your answer. You'll need to send the 8GIG module back in the same packaging as neat as you can and explain it is incompatible with your motherboard. Hopefully the seller will acknowledge this and refund. I think it should be you who bears the cost of returning it.
Otherwise good luck on upping the ram and the OS, which will require a fresh install.