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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Undertaker72, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Undertaker72

    Undertaker72 Thread Starter

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    Ok. Here is the problem. I got this memory at circuit city. Here is link:

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=127172&cm_keycode=85

    And here is the info Gateway gave me for memory locator they have.

    Specifications
    Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
    Memory Speed 533 Mhz (PC2-4200)
    Storage Capacity 512 MB
    Technology DDR II SDRAM

    When I installed it it had two 256 mb memory sticks inside. My problem is when I installed it the computer beeped 3 times and never booted up. Can I please have some help.
     
  2. telegramsam

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    Which Gateway do you have? The general specs seem to match (PC2-4200), but it's either incompatible or:

    I see you mixed it with other RAM? Try it by itself and see if you get the same beeps.

    Also, check to see that it's fully seated.
     
  3. Undertaker72

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    Yes It is fully seated. It snapped in. I took out the other two 256 mb stick and just put the 512 in and it beeped the same.
     
  4. Undertaker72

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    Ok some more info.

    Motherboard Part Number: WMEOEMD945GBIG1

    Type of Memory Modules (shipped):
    256 MB PC4200 533 MHz DDR2 Dual-Channel Memory Module


    Memory Installation Guide



    Number of Memory Slots on Board: 4 (2 banks of 2)


    Maximum Amount / Type of RAM that can be Installed:
    4096MB DDR2 PC2-4200
     
  5. telegramsam

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    No--what is the Gateway model number? That motherboard is Gateway's number. Could be any number of different manufacturers.
     
  6. Undertaker72

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    Says FX 400 s The gateway model anyway.
     
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    Strange thing on those memory slots is there is two with white handles and two white brown handles. Maybe I am putting the memory on the wrong ones?
     
  10. Kustom

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    I would check to see if your motherboard is configured only to accept matched pairs of memory. I know that Dell computers are mainly configured to not work unless the memory is installed in matching pairs in the channels. As for what the white and brown tabs are those are your two different memory channels. The white is usually the first channel and brown should be the second.
     
  11. Undertaker72

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    Where would I go to check to see if motherboard is configured for matching pair memory?
     
  12. Kustom

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    Check with the computer manufacturer it may be set to only work with matched pairs of memory I know it sounds dumb as hell but its a possibility and if not then I would exchange the memory for a new stick.
     
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