Posted on 2003-02-18
I own an hp pavilion xt919 that runs memory at 100mhz (PC-100). However the memory that came with it is PC-133. It's details are:
128mb, SYNCH, 133MHz, CL3
I tried instaling some PC-133 RAM just for consistency but none were backwards compatible and thus didnt work. So I just now found some PC-100 RAM 128 mb that should work. It's details are:
Rk-Byte (division of Reptron) 16x64-PC100 SDRAM 168 Pin
However when I added it in nothing happened, it wouldn't boot and was just a black screen. So I switched slots with the original RAM putting the new PC-100 RAM in slot 0 and the original PC-133 in slot 1. The computer began to start up and I was able to go into the BIOS to see that both modules were being read and had a total of 256mb. However after exiting the BIOS nothing happens, just a blank black screen and Windows XP won't start.
When I just try booting with the new RAM only nothing at all happens, just a black screen and sometimes white flickering on the right side of the monitor. I can't even enter the BIOS.