Can't load RAM

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by WildcatWhiz, May 8, 2008.

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    WildcatWhiz

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    Hi forums. I'm new here.

    I have an HP tx1000 tablet notebook with Vista Business 32 bit SP1

    I just bought 2X2GB PC-2 5300 RAM sticks. I know that 32 bit Vista will only address a theoretical max 4GB.

    That's not my problem. My problem is that I think one of the sticks is dead. With both installed, I can get through BIOS and into Vista. With both, or just the one I think is broken, can't even post BIOS screen.

    I have installed the lastest BIOS flash, still no avail. Any way to tell if RAM is busted? Other than dropping it into another laptop?

    Thanks.
     
    WildcatWhiz, May 8, 2008
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    WAW8

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    Boot into safe mode (F8) and choose the memory test option.
     
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