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Tech issues

The desktop I built about 8 years ago has gotten slower in the last 2 years. In the last 3 months it will kick off any laptops connected to the network.

After looking into it, more memory was the way to go. I wanted to upgrade from 512mb pc2700 to 1gb pc2700. Just a simple remove old memory and add new memory, right?

First error message it didn't recognize the memory.
Next the CPU failed error.
Then I swapped out the memory to the old and it was fine.
Then I put the old and new in which gave me a keyboard error.
Fixed that and then I got an overclocking error.
So I went back to the original memory while I figure out what to do next.

The motherboard can handle 3gig total of memory. Part of me wants to throw up my hands and get a new motherboard, processor and memory but it seems like the money can be used elsewhere and a memory upgrade isn't even a hundred dollars.

*sigh*

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ancarett
Jun. 25th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
I guess my next question would be the processor. Ugh. Upgrading is an annoyance. We added more memory to my in-laws' computer and it did fine, similar vintage to yours. But it's always tricky!
dogzilla30
Jun. 27th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Next I'm going to flash the bios and see if that will take the new memory. If not, I'll call ASUS and see what brand they recommend for the motherboard.

I've not given up yet!
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