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I recently purchased 2 Kingston 256MB PC133 SDRAM for a friend of mine. His mobo specs indicated it would support 256MB PC133, but Dell wanted to sell him the chips for $80 bucks a piece, so I bought it online for $35 each. I tried to install the RAM for him, but his PC would not recognize it, and he would get a blue screen of death saying memory was too low. When I tried putting in just one 256MB with or without his original 64MB, his PC would not boot. I even called the Dell hotline, and they could not tell me why the chips would not work, even though they confirmed the RAM specs seemed fine.

I then put the RAM in my home PC with the 256MB chip I already have. My PC booted up fine, indicating that I have a total of 768MB RAM, but when I tried to play a game, I got an error that it could not "create 3D device" and "Error E_OUTOFMEMORY" (which memory - video or system?). I ran dxdiag, and when I tried to test Direct 3D, I got errors. Now, I realize that my video card has its own memory, so I don't know why my problems would have anything to do with system RAM, but if I just leave in my old RAM, everything works fine. Would anyone have any clue as to why I am having these kind of problems?

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I need major Help!

I have a Hp pavillion pc...I had Ram put in it...originally 64mb was told i could put 128 in it. Got the putor back and it doesn't work can anyone tell me what the problem is and would it be major.

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Re: I need major Help!

OzBeachGirl said:
I have a Hp pavillion pc...I had Ram put in it...originally 64mb was told i could put 128 in it. Got the putor back and it doesn't work can anyone tell me what the problem is and would it be major.

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OZ
What do you mean when you say it doesn't work? Where did you get the PC back from (ie who put in the ram)?
 

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Re: I need major Help!

OzBeachGirl said:
I have a Hp pavillion pc...I had Ram put in it...originally 64mb was told i could put 128 in it. Got the putor back and it doesn't work can anyone tell me what the problem is and would it be major.

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OZ
If you took it to someone to upgrade the memory, I'd take it back and insist they get it working! As far as what memory it accepts, you'd have to specify the exact model, Pavillion is a generic name for a whole line of systems from HP.
 
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