Ram addition mishap

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Joey - Mar 13, 2012 at 08:04 PM
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- Mar 13, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Hello,

Today I decided to put more ram in my gateway DX4200-09 desktop. I turned it off, unplugged it then inserted the new ram into the empty slots. After I put it in, I plugged it back in and started it up, it started up but there is a loud buzz that wont stop and the screen is blank. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
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Mar 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Turn everything back off, unplug the PC, and check ram to make sure you properly seated all modules. Many times the modules will seem like they popped in, but the best way to make sure is to check the little lock-in tabs on each side of the memory modules and make sure they are completely locked-in.
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Thanks, ok I just tried that they are all it and all of the clasps are shut but it is still buzzing and the screen is blank on it. Have any other ideas?
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Mar 13, 2012 at 08:37 PM
According to the specs, it looks like your system memory specs are the following:
Max Memory: 4GB
Configuration: 2 x 2 GB
Type: DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400

Did you buy the correct memory?
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Mar 13, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Here's the memory specs for your computer:

Max Memory: 8GB
Max Memory Module Size: 2GB
Memory Type: DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400

Please make sure you purchased the right memory.
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Mar 13, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Sorry made an error on the first reply, the last post is the correct one.
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ah ok thats most likely it,i have taken out the new ram and the original is still in it but nothing has changed, is there something i might need to reset?
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