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Need help with ram, got blank screen when tried to start up

By GamerAj
Jan 7, 2010
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  1. My computer has two ram slots filled with 512 mb each, I replaced 1 ram card with a two gb ram card and tried to start my computer after I plugged it in. All I got was a blank screen. I replaced the new card with my old one and my computer started up normally. Does anyone have any suggestions? I also can't enter bios, it is just blank.
  2. Kevork

    Kevork Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    Hi,

    We have a few possibilities but first try these two:

    1) Verify that your motherboard can support up to 2 GB per slot.
    2) The RAM You bought is defective; return it and purchase another one. I suggest 2 stick of one 1GB each.
  3. GamerAj

    GamerAj Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Do you think those are the only two options? I know my mother board can support 4 gb of memory.
  4. Kevork

    Kevork Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    No, its possible that your 2 GB stick is high density and in older motherboards high density can cause problems. I suggest you replace it with 2 sticks of 1GB each make sure your purchasing the correct cl cach.
  5. GamerAj

    GamerAj Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, thanks for your help.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    read my ram guide in the guides forum
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