HardPoorCorn Posted December 3, 2005 Share Posted December 3, 2005 I had 2 sticks of XMS3200 x 512 400Mhz in my Alienware system. The system is almost 1 year old. I decided to upgrade to 2 GB's and ordered another 2 sticks of the "identical" memory from Alienware. I placed the new memory in the open slots and when I tried to start the system got the endless series of beeps indicating a memory problem. I tried every combination of the ram, and it ran fine as long as I didn't use the 2 previously open slots. I could get the new ram, the old ram and any combination of the new and old ram to work together as long as I only used 1 GB in the original 2 memory slots. The only difference on the ram is the LOT number. Alienware is now sending me 2 replacement sticks for my old ram, insisting that its a compatability issue, but that seems odd since the ram works together under any 1 gb config. I'm now awaiting the arrival of 2 more new 512mb sticks, but I'm wondering if there might be another issue. TIA for any help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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