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I bought a 4 mb RAM upgrade for my computer however am nopt exactly sure how to install it.  I opened up my comp and looked around and managed to find a spot where it looked like it fitted in but when i put the memory card in and turned my computer on it did not recognize the new mem.  What am i doing wrong?
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by:dankh
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spedd,

   Tell us about your computer.  How much ram did you have installed on it from the beg.  What kind of ram did you buy.  Do you have a manual for the MobO?

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Where you put it, are there "other" RAM modules beside it?  Hopefully so...  Also, you should check and see if you motherboard uses "Memory Bank Configurations".  Check you motherboard book. What was you memory before??  486 or pentium?
If you bought an EDO module, some earlier pentium motherboards cannot use these modules.  Again hopefully you can verify this too in your motherboard book.
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Did you receive a memory mismatch error when you rebooted if you did you need to go and change your cmos settings,when you boot up your computer watch the screen it will tell you what key(s) to use (normally delete) to enter the setup program.
once there you can tell your computer about your new memory by using the f10 key when it ask you if you want to write to cmos and exit say (y)es. then reboot. your computer should now reconize your new memory
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i had no memory error, it just didn't recognize the new mem.  My comp is a pentium MMX with 32 megs of RAM, 200 mhz.  I don;t really need the extra RAM but i bought it from a friend and have it sitting around so i figured i may as well put it to use.  There were other RAM modules beside it but it didn't seem to stick in as far as the others... maybe i installed it wrong...
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If you still have the problem, why was there an "accepted answer"?
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