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By trinhpham54 ·
hi! I am still confused about the system memory such as the speed, how to use it and how to buy it so that I can put in my system, my understand is that the memory must match with the cpu speed? sometimes I put the memory in my sytem, I got blank screen, did I get the wrong kind of memory, does the memory must match with the system bus speed as well? when buying memory I read the lable but still confused, please help, thanks

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by dmiles In reply to MEMORY

I would suggest that you look at the motherboard manual to see what memory that was installed from the manufacturer.You will need to identify the motherboard manufacturer and data bus speed of the system.

Yes you do have to match the memory modules with the system bus speed,you also need to match the memory modules to insure that they are compatible,so what has seem to have happened is that you have incompatible memory or incorrect bus speed,this will cause a blank screen.
The best suggestion to offer is to reference the following site,it has a excellent memory guide
www.kingston.com
Other sites for ref:
1)www.exploratorium.edu/memory/index.html
2)www.tomshardware.com/guides/ram.html

You may want to repost the question with yourcomputer type and configuration
The other option would be to replace the memory that was originally in the system and go to web site and download SiSoft Sandra,after installing you can run it on your system and it will give you inventory of your system.

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by trinhpham54 In reply to MEMORY

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by dlw6 In reply to MEMORY

As usual, SoulRider knows what he's talking about, and I agree with his answer.

But, if his suggestion sounds like a lot of work, I have another suggestion:

Look at the memory that's already in there. Count the number of empty memory slots and the number of RAM chips (SIMMs or DIMMs) that are installed. Then, remove one of them.

(There's a good article on TR as to where to find the RAM chips, what they look like, and how to take it out. Just search TechRepublic on the keyword "RAM" and you'll find the article I'm talking about.)

Then, take the RAM chip you removed to your local computer store. Tell them how many are in the system, how many empty slots there are, and how much RAM you need. They can look at the RAM you brought in, figure out what it is, and sell you what you need.

These local stores are a bit more expensive than the online sources. BUT, you get face-to-face service AND they shouldn't play any tricks on you, because they want you to come back again.

Good fortune,
Don

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by trinhpham54 In reply to MEMORY

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