New RAM wont work

By jonnymoore88
May 21, 2008
  1. my problem is that i have bought 2 new 2gb rams for me pc (DDR) and every time i put 1 in my pc makes an abnormal beep when loading up and nothing happens. just a blank screen. now from reading previous threads i have learned i may need to change the BIOS settings. the bugger is i dont no how to get my BIOS up. its a hewlett packard pavilion if thats any help
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    An actual model of the RAM (or it's detailed specifications) along with the model of your HP would help.

    Have you purchased 2 x 2GB (4GB total, 2 DIMM modules) or 2 x 1GB (2GB total, 2 DIMM modules)?

    How many DIMM slots do you have? What RAM is currently installed? Are you trying to mix the RAM? Can you get the system to POST with only one of the new modules (and nothing else)?
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