01-28-2009 11:07 AM
I just tried to upgrade my memory from 512mb to 2 gb using 2 1gb memory chips from crucial. When i insert both memory chips at the same time my laptop wont boot, it'll attempt to but stop in the middle of the process and try again 5 or 6 times. Nothin shows up on the screen. The same thing happens when i put only one 1gb chip in. When i put my old 512mb chip in and one 1gb chip the computer boots but only recognizes 960mb or ram. i also updated my bios.
01-28-2009 11:15 AM
Sounds like incompatible memory. Fortunately, Crucial is very good about honoring their compatibility guarantee so you should be able to get them exchanged. You can get very strange results with incompatible chips due to the differences in timing specs. That would account for what you're seeing. I assume it works normally if you have just the original 512MB chip in place.
01-28-2009 11:16 AM - edited 01-28-2009 11:30 AM
i have heard some people had to adjust their bios timing or something like that
edit: would you happen to know what i should exchange it for?
01-28-2009 11:46 AM
01-28-2009 12:25 PM - edited 01-28-2009 12:27 PM
this is what it says on my reciept:
Qty: 1 CT908675
Part Number: CT2KIT12864AC667
and on the chip itselft it says CT12864AC667.8GF
01-28-2009 12:50 PM
With many computers when changing the amount of memory, you must enter the bios to allow the bios to automatically detect the new memory, and then select save and exit. You don't have to make any changes while in the bios, but save and exit. It might be worth a try.
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