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Laptop doesn't recognize new ram

\015 Gateway solo 5300 Win 98 with 2 RAM slots and original 128 RAM. When I tried to install a new 256 pc100 144 pin ram module, the pc booted to the safe mode screen, but wouldn't boot at all and said "VCIP error". How can I install the new ram so the laptop will work?\015

Answers :

Try only to install the new RAM if it boots,its good only that it is incompatible with the old RAM together. If it doesn't boot only two things incompatible ram or bad RAM
I would guess that you need PC 133. Some manufactures that were using SDram at the time required PC133 while others would require but allow you to use PC100.
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\015\012This is the requirement for your laptop from www.crucial.com
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\015\012Each memory slot can hold SDRAM, PC133 with a maximum of 256MB per slot.*
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\015\012Hope this helps
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