Ram Installation problems on dv6000

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vanquished, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey guys,
    I was just trying to install 2gb pc2 5300 ram on my friends hp dv6000 laptop. The computer has two slots, it came factory ordered with a 2 gb of the pc2 5300 ram (1gb + 1gb), and I wanted to make it 3gb by removing one of the 1gb sticks and replacing it with a 2gb stick. After doing this i booted the computer and got 3 or 4 beeps and the laptop didn't boot up, there is nothing on the screen and I was wondering if anyone had any idea what the problem was. I have double checked and we did make sure the ram was seated properly.

    The computer is running vista 32-bit (which is why we only did 3gb of ram and not 4) but I don't even think that matters since the computer never makes it to vista (I don't even see the bios menu).

    Thanks a lot,
    Jack
     
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  2. tdinc

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    I actually own a Pavillion dv6000... dv6165cl to be exact. If your friends is the AMD Turion 64 built within the past year. it allows 3 gig total. the one I have is 2gig max. your friends laptop may only supprt 2 like mine... i barely use it but its still a decent lappy.

    anyway, Have you updated the BIOS? I did read that the newer bios will fix the RAM issues. but make sure you have the exact Model number on the tag underneith the laptop. the "DV6000" is just a series number. there are at leat 15 or so models in that build family.
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yea, im not sure what his exact model is, but it is an AMD turion built within the last year. The problem is, we took out both 1 gb chips and stuck the 2gb ram in it and it still wouldn't work. Which is why we are really confused.

    (Shoulda mentioned that before) We are gonna try the ram in my laptop a little later (dv9000z), which will tell us if the ram is broken.
     
  4. tdinc

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    yeah the RAM could be bad. double check and post back, i am curious. one more thing. I did replace the samsung memory that was installed when i bought it. i replaced it with 2 1g stick of Crucial memory and there was a big difference is performance. ... remember check for the latest Bios.
     
  5. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yea, im gonna have him update his bios, because i was looking online and a lot of people say they had this problem then the bios update enabled them to have 3gb or more.

    If it doesn't work im gonna be fairly pissed because he already bought the 2gb of pny ram :p

    even if we can't get the 3 to work, 1 good 2gb stick is always better than 2 ok 1gb sticks right?

    Oh well, i'll let you all know.
    -Jack
     
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    i don't like it when some laptops have a mem slot under the kb
     
  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey Everyone, he performed a bios update and it still didn't work. So we tried it in my computer and still got the beeps, so we concluded that the ram is broken.

    We also put one of my 2gb ram sticks in his just to make sure 3gb worked, and it did.

    Thanks for your help.
    -Jack
     
  8. tdinc

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    glad it all worked out. :)