Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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You didn't mention what brand of PC you have or what type of ram.
Take out the new stick of RAM. Now. That's what is causing your problem. I would bet that the new ram is fine (or at least it was when you put it in).
It's possible that you have a dual-channel MB but your existing stick is single channel, so it won't play with the other one. So you'd have to buy two new sticks, not just one, or one single channel (of 256 or 512) to replace the existing one.
It's also possible you have proprietary memory, such that you'll either have to buy the memory from the manufacturer (Compaq was always great at sticking you with this issue) or you'll have to use the model number on your existing memory to purchase a PERFECTLY COMPATIBLE piece of RAM.
I work in IT, we see this all the time. Even when you think the RAM is generic, when you start searching for it based on the OEM part number, you find out that it is proprietary. Headaches like this are why I make the big bucks. (ha, ha...)
So that's where I'd start, search based upon the number on your existing stick or else go to the manufacturer's site, see what they tell you, then use their part number to search for other suppliers, which is always cheaper than the PC manufacturer.
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