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I get a "Not Initialized" error in bios setup

I purchased a memory stick for a customer's computer and when I installed it I get a "not initialized" error in bios.  I can swap the stick and then I get the same thing with the other slot.  I have reset the bios, but that didn't help.  Why can't I use both memory slot's?
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rettif9ManagerCommented:
More information would be helpful. What is the motherboard manufacturer and model number? What type of RAM are you installing? What is the size and speed? This information should be on the label on the RAM. Are you installing RAM in both slots? Are they the same?
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beemmerAuthor Commented:
The motherboard is an Intel and if I am looking at the right number, the model number is E210882.  The computer is a Gateway 300LE.  I purchased a 512 MB ULTRA SDR DIMM PC133.  I tried using another used one and it says on the sticker that it is a 512 MB SDR DIMM PC 133.  Slot one (with new stick says "not initialized"  Slot two says "512 MB Pc 133"  but the slot with the old one still gives me the error.  I am sending you a picture of all the memory sticks that I tried.  All of the old ones work with each other, but none of them work with the new one.  
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beemmerAuthor Commented:
The motherboard is an Intel and if I am looking at the right number, the model number is E210882.  The computer is a Gateway 300LE.  I purchased a 512 MB ULTRA SDR DIMM PC133.  I tried using another used one and it says on the sticker that it is a 512 MB SDR DIMM PC 133.  Slot one (with new stick says "not initialized"  Slot two says "512 MB Pc 133"  but the slot with the old one still gives me the error.  I am sending you a picture of all the memory sticks that I tried.  All of the old ones work with each other, but none of them work with the new one.  The bottom one is the new one.
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rettif9ManagerCommented:
SD RAM incompatability problems are not unusual. Several of the old sticks say CL3, this is the clock speed of the RAM. The Ultra RAM clock speed isn't identified on the label. It is generally recommended to use two identical chips in most cases for reliable operation. Do a Google search on the motherboard number (usually between the processor and the memory on Intel boards) look for Intel approved memory on the page for  the board. Since this is a board built for Gateway you may need to search on Gateways site for supported memory. Or verify that memory is compatable with your motherboard prior to purchasing from vendor.
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beemmerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for helping me with this problem.  From now on I will go through the steps you suggested to purchase my memory.  However in the past i have never had this problem.  For this computer I will just install the new memory and remove the old one, since the new one works fine by itself.  Again, Thanks.
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