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Ram Failed After Upgrade To Win7


Ram upgrade problems, i have a 32-bit computer running windows 7 and i used to run windows vista with a 2 gb ram and it worked fine. However, once i installed windows 7, i was forced to remove one gb of ram to complete the installation and so i did. But then later i put the gb of ram back in and booted up my computer only to be greeted by a blank black screen. I removed that gb and rebooted my computer and it worked just fine. Anybody know how to fix this problem? It's really annoying running on only 1 gb of ram for it is very slow.

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