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By BHunkus ·
I recently installed a new motherboard in a home pc. I also bought a 128 MB memory DIMM to put on the new board. The board supports SDRAM DIMMs(66/100MHz). The memory I purchased was Apacer PC133 128MB DIMM 16x64. When I put the new chip on the board, the system will not boot up, just continuous beeps. When I add the chip in addition to the old chip (32MB), the boot process finds and adds up the memory correctly, but when Windows 98 starts to load, I get an error message saying something like "Windows is not configured properly, please enter setup..." and then it shuts down when I ok. When I put the old chip in by itself, everything works fine, (other than Windows not shutting down properly, but that's another story). Do I have to completely reload Windows and everything on the pc in order to use this new memory??? Or did I not do something right when I installed the motherboard? Any help would be greatly appreciated as the place I bought the hardware won't answer me.

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by cdobbin In reply to Memory trouble

I don't agree with answer #5, just because it should work does'nt mean it will work. If you install this Ram in your pc and it will not boot; but boots fine with the other memory, then look no further. I would seek out a pc100 stick of memory and try it.
P.S. Its also quite possible that pc133 will work on this mobo, but you bought a bad stick, it happens.

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