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Can someone tell me if there is any reason that this ram will not work in my Thinkpad T500 2055-2cu?

When I ordered the ram, I checked the specs and it looked like it was compatible, but after installing it I got the 1-3-3-1 BIOS beep. I switched back to my original chip, and luckily I hadn't damaged my mobo (as the computer booted fine).

So, could there be something I missed when I checked the specs, that could be causing the problem? (Does this particular model "2055-2cu" only support 2GB modules?)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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closed as too localized by bwDraco, Simon Sheehan, 8088, Siim K, Nifle Sep 27 '12 at 12:18

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That system does support 4GB modules - I'd recommend the Kingston part # KTL-TP3B/4G x2. You could just have received a bad stick of memory; we see it all the time at our shop. Return it if you can and get the Kingston part # I listed or first test one stick at a time - only one of the sticks is likely bad.

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As I was saying, I had already tried both and neither worked. – joe Sep 26 '12 at 22:56

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