Old Computer RAM upgrade problem

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my friend wanted to upgrade his old PC (D101GGC motherboard and 256 RAM) RAM and he bought a 1GB DDR RAM and installed it. but problem is that XP shows up till the splash screen and then automatically reboot. ? What may be the Real Problem?

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Old Computer RAM upgrade problem

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Hi! Did his computer immediately start doing this after he installed the new RAM? Is the memory he purchased supported by this motherboard? Also does he have both RAMs (the 1GB and 256Mb) currently installed on his motherboard? According to Intel the supported RAM for this motherboard is a DDR 400 /333 SDRAM (maximum of 2GB). If you are certain that the RAM he installed is supported, then you can try the following.  GO into the BIOS settings and check if the RAM is properly detected. If it is the just save and exit and see if it will boot to XP this time. If he has both RAMs installed, he can try switching memory slots. Try using only 1 of the RAMs and have him try it on both memory slots. If one works and the other do not, then it can mean hardware problem. Hope this helps.

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Old Computer RAM upgrade problem

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Hello Deannabtarbell,

I would like to help you with your problem. There are so many reasons why computer splash screen and reboot automatically and the only best solution you can make is by trial and error.  First thing we should do is check your voltage, your ram voltage, your power supply voltage and lastly your CMOS battery. If your new 1gig ram is correct or ideal for your motherboard then check if you have extra juice for your power supply, maybe since you have a very old PC it might be that your power supply is running low. The ideal power supply for low end and mid range pc is 500-550watts or higher. Great for low end cards, average size monitor and low end processors and ram. If you think it’s not the problem then go to your CMOS Battery.  CMOS battery is your clock size battery found on your motherboard. Most common solution for old pc is replacing your CMOS battery.  Since CMOS Battery is the one supplying power or memory on your motherboard. And when you uninstall or replace your CMOS battery it resets your motherboard to default values.

CMOS BATTERY:

If you want to try uninstalling or resetting your CMOS setting kindly read some more information here:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

 

Though I recommend reading this link as well for same problem solution posted by Paperdoc

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/309368-31-computer-hangs-motherboard-splash-screen-initial-boot

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