Laptop Won’t Start After Ram Upgrade

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laptop wont boot up subsequently installing a new ram.


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Jan 25, 2014


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I just got a kingston 4gb ram stick the other twenty-four hours. i installed it into my lenovo thinkpad L512 and it wont volume up. i tried it in each of the ii ram slots with the other ram out and it still wont start. I know the reckoner tin hold up to 8gb of ram just i have no idea what to practise.



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Did you ground youself while installing them. Where at that place whatever static shocks?



Dec 14, 2013


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How old is the laptop, your new RAM may non exist compatible with your laptops motherboard.

Forexample if your new RAM is DDR3 and your old was DDR2 then it near probable doesn’t support DDR3 RAM

All this informations including RAM’s clock rates (1333MHz as an example) are displayed on the label on the RAM sticks

Allow me know if this helps.



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I did ground myself and there wasnt any static shocks. i put my other 2gb ram in after and everything still works it just wont starting time with the 4gb in.



January 25, 2014


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the 2gb ram stick in it right now is a ddr3 kingston, i matched the pins and the ddr3

Shaun o



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Read the labels of the 2gb stick and the new 4gb Kingston. All the information on each.

Post both here and well tell you the trouble.



Jan 25, 2014


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what came in it is a 2gb ramaxel DDR3 PC3-10600 (non-ECC) what i bought is a 4gb ddr3 pc3-10600 not-ECC cl9 spdimm sr x8 notebook memory (kvr13s9s8/four)



Dec xiv, 2013


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Did you install information technology correctly, laptop memory tin can exist fiddly to install ?

Shaun o



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One more quick question.
When looking at both sticks. Are chips mounted simply on one side of the ram stick for the 2gb.

And on both sides for the 4gb stick ?



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i inserted it correctly if that is what y’all are request. i even put the one that came in it in multiple times to make sure it wasnt the ram slot that wasnt working. when the 4gb is in it turnes on and comes to a screen that gives me the choice to repair windows or showtime normal. if i clisk first normal it restarts and goes back to the same page. if i click repair it says windows is loading files. later on loading bar gets all the way it goes to a blackness screen and the fan just keeps going on loftier. i left it for two hours and nothing happened. both sticks wait identical



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Ok i made this a while back for my friend, and then here’south a quick troubleshoot:

Solution 1

The RAM is non seated properly! This could be the reason that your laptop is not booting upwardly after upgrading with a new memory module. I faced exactly the same problem initially. Following are a few elementary steps to insert the new memory module(RAM) properly.

Once yous take removed the old RAM and ready to insert or install the new RAM, and then the most of import thing you lot need to know is that the angle at which you insert the new RAM. Virtually of them who are new to installing RAM tend to insert ram in a horizontal / completely flat direction, which is a incorrect method; because, in this fashion, the RAM doesn’t become into its identify, no matter with how much pressure you push button it in.

The correct method is to insert it at an angle of 30-50 degrees. Tilt the RAM slowly at an angle of 30 degrees while inserting the RAM and when properly positioned, it will go far easily and instantly. It is afterwards this that you need to press the RAM down firmly so that it’s placed within the retaining clips firmly. At present put dorsum the battery, plug in the ability cord and plough on your system. Yous will at present find the system volition boot up successfully without blinking of two lights.

Solution 2

Swapping the RAM from i to another has worked for many. If you take two slots and so swap one to some other and try rebooting.

Solution 3

Either the slot or the RAM could be faulty. In gild to cheque this, lets beginning with RAM. In order to know whether the RAM is at error or non, try inserting the RAM in the other slot, if it works properly from another slot, so the problem is with the first slot. Second possibility is that the RAM itself is damaged. Insert the RAM in the other slot and kick up the system, if y’all notwithstanding go the same blinking caps lock and lock button error, then probably the ram is damaged.

Apart from the above fixes, at that place could be other issues likewise depending upon the brand and models of various laptops. However, the solution is the same for all models, provided you are facing same problem. If nothing works for y’all, then explain the problem, y’all are facing in the comments section below.



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Other than testing the RAM on start-up at that place isn’t much you can do only say the RAM’s faulty

(Although its extremely rare for new RAM non to piece of work straight from the anti-static purse these days as they are fabricated within a factory that is about 100,000 times cleaner than an operating room.)



January 25, 2014


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i accept inserted information technology correctly and tried the ram in both slots, i know both slots work because i tried the ram that i know works in both slots.

Shaun o



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Have you physically checked in the bios of the laptop.
That the values stated on the new 4gb stick are set right.

When you lot change a stick of memory.
You need to check the bios has set up the speed correctly, and the timing settings for the new ram module and the voltage.

Sometimes this is required, because the old values of the sometime memory are non refreshed. And must be gear up manually past the information on the new memory stick.



Jan 25, 2014


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i have not checked in the bios, how practise i do that what do i need to set information technology to, and do i ready the stuff while the 4gb stick is in



January 25, 2014


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ok i found out how to get to the bios, when im done i walt both 2 and 4gb sticks in, then when i alter settings in bios what practice i change them to and what sticks do i need to accept in at the time

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