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I tried to intall new RAM in a new Gateway DX4200-09. The computer came iwth 2 x 2 gig sticks of 667/800 dual channel 240 DIMM DDR2. I tried to add 2 more sticks of GEIL Black Dragon dual channel 800 DDR2 2 gig. The first time I tried I got a blank screen. I pulled the RAM out and rebooted. Everything was OK. I then reinstalled the new RAM, thinking that I didn't have it seated correctly, and nothing again. I took the RAM out, and put the case back together and restarted the computer. The only t


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From what you've described, it sounds like you've got a bad DIMM slot, since it's not recognizing RAM that you know is good (because it works in the other DIMM slots).

Since it's the DIMM slot, which is part of the motherboard, your safest bet is to let Gateway repair it under warranty.

It's a bummer to go without a computer for two weeks, but at least you won't have to pay to fix it.
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