Did I get the wrong memory? (74 Views)
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James Harris_1
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Registered: ‎09-12-2001
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Did I get the wrong memory?

Hello everyone! I just have a quick question. I have a HP XE734. I just bought 256 MB RAM for it. I tried to install it and all i get is a blank screen when i connect everything back up again! Am I doing something wrong? Its 133mhz the RAM i have now is 100 mhz...did i get the wrong one? Is there a way i can get it to work? Thanks for all your help in advance!
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Re: Did I get the wrong memory?

On some systems it might have worked the 2 different speeds, however it isn't a good idea. HP's are a little finicky about their memory. You should have checked a memory configuration or used one specified in your HP manual. Check Here http://www.hp.com/cposupport/prodhome/hppavilion21031.html
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John Bolene
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Re: Did I get the wrong memory?

Looks like your machine came with 64 meg and you are adding 256 meg.

You probably put the new RAM in the 2nd slot.

I did this also and it worked when I changed the memory and put the 256 in the 1st slot with the 64 in the 2nd slot.

I put in the same speed memory as I had, you might just try it with the 256 only.
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Jon Fleming
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Registered: ‎09-14-2001
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Re: Did I get the wrong memory?

This sounds like a common issue we have been seeing when trying to use
PC133/256MB memory in a PC100 system. It is not the speed that is causing
this, but actually having too few chips for your system to be able to read
it right. I have a feeling that your Kingston memory module has only 8
chips on one side of it. If this is the case, your system will not be able
to read this part as a 256MB part. To get this to read right, we need to
get you into a revision that is built with 8 chips on both sides (16 chips
total That is what Kingston Value RAM said,the right part # is KVR133X64C3/256 I have 2 in my XL753,I also upgraded the CPU to a 1G P3.
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