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elrey1966
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why does my desktop not stay on when I power it up.

I upgraded the memory on my desktop and powered it on and it makes a beeping sound but then powers off what could be the problem

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elrey1966
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Re: why does my desktop not stay on when I power it up.

what is a tag

 

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Re: why does my desktop not stay on when I power it up.

it is a HP Pavilion 522n

 

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You either bought the wrong memory dimms or it is installed incorrectly or it's faulty memory.

 

What memory dimms did you buy?

 

DDR
Memory speedPC2100/PC1600
Memory sockets2 DIMM
Maximum memory1 GB
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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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this is a 512MB 184-PIN DIMM 64X64 DDR MEMORY          PC3200U         DDR, 400.CLB

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Big_Dave
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It appears to be the wrong memory dimm type.

 

Reinstall the good dimms and then download PC Wizzard and determine the dimm types that you have installed. You can also use CPU-Z and then look at the SPD tab for the memory information.  Don't not mix dimms. The dimms should be a matched set (pair).

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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