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Hoespilaar
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Ram upgrade problems

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Hp compaq dc5800 small form factor
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I am using an old dell compaq 5800 as a minecraft server, and wanted to upgrade my ram. There were already 4 x 1gig sticks installed, so I got 4 x 2gig sticks (patriot psd22g80026h). After replacing them with the old ram, my system wouldn't boot up and gave me 5 beeps. From my research that means there is a ram issue, wich would be logical.

 

After putting the old memory back in the system booted like normal. After that I tried every new stick in the first slot, wich all gave the same error. I also tried doing in pairs, following the color coded slots. After that I tried one stick in every slot, all to no avail.

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

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Grzwacz
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Hi,

 

It appears the new memory hits all of HP's requirements. See pages 17 and 18 at this (Link) for memory requirements and placement on the motherboard.

 

I can only guess there could be a problem with secondary timings on the new modules which conflict with HP BIOS SPD data or all of the new modules are bad (very unlikely).

 

Regards

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Hi, @Hoespilaar 

 

Can you get this memory in Belgium?

 

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F...

 

This is what I used in my dc7800 and dc7900 PC's.

 

The dc7800 is the upscale model of the dc5800. 

 

It has the similar Intel series 3 chipset as the dc5800,  but also offers support for AHCI and RAID.

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