Thread: ram problems
04-08-2004, 06:24 PM #1ram problems
I just installed a 256 stick of ram in my imac DV 400 SE and it's not recognizing it. Is this a common problem? Help please!!
04-08-2004, 09:27 PM #2
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Are you sure that you are using the correct ram
PC100 SDRAM.....168pinDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
04-08-2004, 10:25 PM #3.....
Yes, the stick is a 168 dimm sdram 256 stick. I cant think of what the problem is.
04-09-2004, 12:00 AM #4
Almost always unrecognized RAM is a compatibility issue - I'd look for another Apple compatible RAM
04-09-2004, 09:06 PM #5BadgerGuest
In the early slot-loading iMacs that I have worked on the RAM slots have been very tight. I've found that seating the chip took a lot more force than expected and you had to be sure the locking levers are snapped in place. Also, you might try putting the chip in the other slot just to see if that makes a difference.
If it's not the seating of the chip and you are not hearing the startup warning bells then it is a compatibility problem.
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