Memory problems with Compaq Deskpro EN SFF 650

Posted on 2003-03-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Help! I've got a Deskpro EN SFF 650 with 64MB 100MHz RAM. I want to increase this to 2 x 128MB 133Mhz RAM but it will only work with one in. The difference being that one is a deeper stick than the other, apart from that they are identical. Both Compaq bought at the same time same product code etc.

Any ideas?
Question by:jmh1
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stretchsp earned 500 total points
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not exactly sure but your mobo may not be able to handle that type of memory.  I will look into this further?
It may only also be able to handle a max of 128 MB.

Best source to read up about memory would be from www.crucial.com.
Find the name/type of your motherboard ( this is usually displayed when the computer boots)
Go to the crucial site.  They have a place on there site where you give them the name of your motherboard and they will tell you what type of memory will work with it.  Compare their list to the 2 128 sticks you have.  

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ID: 8226539
try adding the memory one stick at a time.
Add one stick.  Boot the computer and let it recognize it.  Shut down the computer then add the second stick

This page says memory needs to be added one stick at a time

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