General Question

ESV's avatar

I just installed an extra RAM but the Vista won't boot, should I change something in BIOS for it to recognize it and boot?

Asked by ESV (468points) June 10th, 2009 from iPhone

If I need to change something in BIOS , what is it?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

4 Answers

MrGV's avatar

Did you check if your new ram is compatible?

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

The BIOS should detect your new RAM automatically.
If it doesn’t boot now, does the computer beep at you? Those beeps indicate a POST (Power ON Self Test) error.

Try removing the new RAM module and booting. It if boots, try your ram again. It may not be seated properly.

Also make sure you’re grounded. You don’t want any static electricity surprises.

ESV's avatar

Yeah it is the right RAM I personally went with my old one to bestbuy so that they will get me the exact kind.
Maybe I should try if the slot is working first somehow.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Try the new RAM in the PC and take out the old stick.
Does it boot then?

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther