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PC Boffins...

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My sister has a compaq desktop .

Motherboard

945GZ7MC (Lucknow)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

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Manufacturer: Foxconn

Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 22.35 cm (8.8 inches)

Chipset: Intel 945GZ

Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2

Front side bus speeds: 533 MHz, 800 MHz

Processor socket: 775

Expansion Slots:

2 PCI slots

1 PCI Express x1 slot

Memory

1 GB

Amount: 1 GB

Speed: PC2-5300 MB/sec (message as PC2-4200)

Memory upgrade information

Dual channel memory architecture

Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets

Supported DIMM types:

PC2-3200 (400 MHz)

PC2-4200 (533 MHz)

PC2-5300 (667 MHz, runs at 533 MHz)

Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

Supports 1 GB DDR2 DIMMs

Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 2 GB

It was running abit sluggish so i bought...

2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC unbuffered (non-registered) 240-pin

2 GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300

For desktop/tower PC

Dual Channel Support

Unbuffered, Non-registered, Non-ECC

Low density

667MHz

Thinking this was the correct upgrade, however, when i installed both sticks the desktop doesnt boot, just makes a beeping noises.

It lets me use 1 stick at a time and even 1 new stick and 1 of the old stick...but not both new ones at the same time.

Can any1 help me sort this out?

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can you even get into bios?

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that happened to me years ago...

i cant remember the actual reason, it is either a fault or there is a memory max out... change the memory stick(s)

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can you even get into bios?

not with the 2 new sticks in, it powers up but just beeps

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It's the memory.

that happened to me years ago...

i cant remember the actual reason, it is either a fault or there is a memory max out... change the memory stick(s)

This.

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Some time some mother boards only support up to a certain amount of gb of ram

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yup thats correct...

and it may sound stupid... but make sure you buy the correct sticks and up to the size the motherboard can take

i weas being adventurous before and i bought 2 sticks 1 gb each when way back when, my pc could only take up to i think it was 1 gb :/

kept gettin that beepin sound ffs

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