Upgrade attempt is beeping.

Will5639

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Wanted to upgrade my memory in my HP Pavilion zd8000 (currently 2x512).. So I purchased 2GB (2x1GB DDR2 PC2-4200, Crucial) thanks to neweggs suggestoin.

But when I swapped them out my laptop beeped a few times (2 or 3 long?) on bootup. Screen stayed blank. Feared I busted something but when I put my old memory back in the computer returned to normal.

Crucial website actually posted my memory at "Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot."

I'm rusty but, I thought a lesser version still worked, did I simply get the wrong stuff? Or is the problem entirely different and still salvageable?
 

Will5639

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Thank you! After a little bit of trying and cussing I got them back in my laptop (makes me appreciate when I was asked to work on desktop) it started working. Now running at 2gb.
 

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Thought I heard the cuss words flying off in the distance. LOL If I had to pull apart a laptop you'd probably think it was the echo coming back to you. LMAO

Anyways, glad to here you got er' up and running without to much hassle.
 

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