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Upgrading of PC Ram

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Yotsuba, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Yotsuba

    Yotsuba Mu-43 Regular

    144
    Feb 28, 2010
    Singapore
    Hi

    I've just bought a DDR3 4Gb ram to install on my PC.

    There are 4 RAM slots, alternating between blue and black.

    My original RAM is 2Gb.

    Once I plugged in my new 4Gb (single piece) onto any of the slots with or without the old RAM, the computer would give out an alarm sound when the power is turned on.

    What could be wrong?

    Defective new RAM?

    New RAM not compatible with my PC?

    As long as I can fit in the new RAM, it'a compatible right?

    Or should I buy 1Gb RAM for each slot?

    New RAM is Kingston 4Gb PC3-10600 1333Mhz

    Thanks!

    RAM.
     
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Did you buy a single 4 GB stick?

    First off is the obvious -- make sure contacts are clean, that the stick is pushed in all the way with the latches on. Then find get into the BIOS setup (is it alarming at this point?) and find out if it's detecting the memory properly. It may be necessary to check out how your motherboard beeps or displays error codes, as well. Can you post a screenshot of CPU-Z's 'Mainboard' tab?
     
  3. Yotsuba

    Yotsuba Mu-43 Regular

    144
    Feb 28, 2010
    Singapore
    Hi

    Yes, it's a single 4Gb stick.

    When the alarm sounded, i waited for a minute but the LCD didn't show anything at all, as if it was never switched on. I power off the PC after that.

    Here's the mainboard details

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  4. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    what's the old ram? make sure that the stick you bought is compatible with your mobo's specs.

    ddr3 is not compatible if you mobo is running ddr2 or below.

    ps: a mobo can run on a single ram, but it is more optimal paired (same brand recommdended) or else 4gb of ram would be wasted cause it won't be functioning at 100% of its capability by itself.
     
  5. orsetto

    orsetto Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    Aug 8, 2011
  6. Yotsuba

    Yotsuba Mu-43 Regular

    144
    Feb 28, 2010
    Singapore
    haha, everything is ok already.

    I've shdn't have bought a single 4Gb ram as my mobo don't support it. Got it swapped with two 2Gb ram and it's working.

    Thank you everyone!
     
  7. cocacola3500d

    cocacola3500d New to Mu-43

    3
    Sep 20, 2013
    It may be necessary to check out how your motherboard beeps or displays error codes, as well. Can you post a screenshot of CPU-Z's 'Mainboard' tab?