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Long low bleeps after adding RAM

\015 I was going to upgrade the ram in my dell computer but now when i turn it on it just beeps a long low note and doesnt do anything, i am almost certain I have put the ram in properly i have tried taking it out putting it in all that business but nothing works please help!\015

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It is either incompatible or dead.  try it in another machine.  if the stick of ram runs, it is likely an incompatibility.  refer to your documentation included with the motherboard/laptop (you didn't clarify) to see what it supports.  there is actually a huge difference between pc100 and 133 (which are now obsolete) and ddr2 and ddr3, although they respectively share similar pin count and layout.  
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