PC takes 2 ot 3 boots after new memory

By itnewbee ·
Put 2GB of memory in PC and it will boot only after trying 2 or 3 times. I get the Intel screen and then either ant races or a black screen. Running XP pro. I know I have the correct memory I checked the MOBOs web site. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also does not always see the network but can get on the internet. Network appears after reboot.

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Did you enter BIOS

by Jacky Howe In reply to PC takes 2 ot 3 boots aft ...

and except the new Memory configuration. Save the settings if they are relevent and exit.

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When you change hardware of any kind

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to PC takes 2 ot 3 boots aft ...

You MUST enter the BIOS and make sure that the new hardware is correctly identified and then save the Changes as you exit the BIOS.

If you do not do this the system attempts to boot using the Old Hardware Configuration and in this case will result in the system attempting to use the Old RAM Size on the currently installed RAM. When this happens the system is unstable and can suffer from the BSOD.

The other thing to check is that the RAM that you have installed is actually supported by the M'Board in the way that you have added it. So if you added 1 X 2 GIG RAM Module you need to check that it is the right Type/Speed of RAM and that the M'Board can actually use a 2 GIG Module. Some M'Boards will not accept 2 GIG Modules and require 2 X 1 GIG Modules or maybe even 4 X 512 MEG Modules.


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Hope that can help

by Taoufik.bhaja In reply to PC takes 2 ot 3 boots aft ...

Hello Itnewbee,
Check well if your motherboard supports your new 2GB RAM?Also,are you still using your old one?If Yes:
-Start at the lowest number memory slot, either 0 or 1.
-Insert the memory in capacity order starting with the highest-capacity module in the lowest number slot.Otherwise
*Clear your CMOS,then fix your bios config.
Good luck

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