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I tried to upgrade my RAM memory, but when I opened the computer and tried to put them in I realized that I have ddr2, and I bought ddr3. Well, nvm, I will exchange them, but here is the problem. When I put my old memory back into my computer and tied to turn it on, I just hear strange beeps and nothing is happening on the screen.

What I tried so far: changing my 2 old RAM sticks over every slot; unplug all power and wires and try again; unplug all power and wires and remove RAM and remove battery from motherboard for a few minutes and pressing power button few times and than put back battery and try again; I blow the dust from RAM sticks and from motherboard; and I checked if my motherboard is burned. I also tried to put sticks inside by pressing left side first and than right one,and opposite, and pressing in a same time both sides.

I don't know what else to do.

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Did you handle the memory the proper way? –  Ramhound Oct 1 '13 at 14:13
    
As a side note -- before you exchange the RAM use a tool such as this system scanner to find out exactly what type of RAM your system will take. You also don't want to buy the wrong speed, etc. –  Neil Neyman Oct 1 '13 at 14:29
    
Do the RAM stick smell burned? Are you sure you are inserting them all the way in? Do they click into place? –  terdon Oct 1 '13 at 15:13
    
i did handle it in the proper way. i didnt use system scaner, but i guess its too late now. smell burned –  user2834926 Oct 1 '13 at 15:28
    
they dont smell burned. and they clicked into place. –  user2834926 Oct 1 '13 at 15:29
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Sounds like the RAM is not correctly in the slots or the RAM has been damaged when you have moved or taken them out. Try with just 1 stick at a time (If you have more than one)

If not all the sticks may be broken in which case you will have to buy more.

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i tried,still nothing :( i will buy new ones tomorrow. ty –  user2834926 Oct 1 '13 at 14:57
    
Cool. That should fix the problem you are having :). –  Ash M Oct 1 '13 at 15:56
    
Or maybe the motherboard? That seems like it would almost be more likely than both ram sticks going bad. @user2834926 –  Neil Neyman Oct 1 '13 at 17:56
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