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- Memory killed something?
- Charlie Danger
March 23, 2007, 6:47 pm
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PC133 and PC166 written on it) arrived today to give my aging Optiplex
GX240 a little boost. I removed the existing memory and innocently
plonked it in checking that it was well seated of course.
Turned on the power and - uh oh - continuous short BIOS beeps and -
more uh oh - a faint smell of burning. Obviously I turned off and
whipped out the RAM. Paused. Tried again but same thing happened.
Why did this happen? I didn't order the wrong memory did I? Did I?
Also to make things worse (much worse) now i've put the old memory
back in, the computer is happy again but - er - well it took about 25
minutes to boot and i'm having to write this message on my laptop
because it's so slow it's barely usable.
So any laughing, sympathy or advice?