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RAM problem - RAM isn't being used.

by Tombaugh / May 27, 2008 6:25 AM PDT

Okay so I bought my Vista computer and everything was fine, for gaming I upgraded my PC with some additional DIMM DDR2 from two sticks of 512 to four sticks of 512 (four modules overall) however one of my modules won't show that there is RAM inserted and won't use the RAM after checking both in bootup and with SiSoftware Sandra. I'm thinking a broken module on the motherboard is the problem, but I came for some second opinions before cashing in the warranty. Speculation?

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Thought of something while typing..
by Tombaugh / May 27, 2008 6:38 AM PDT

I switched around all the ram in my computer and I still got the same problem on the same module. So it isn't the actual RAMs fault.

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If The Slot Isn't Working,
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 27, 2008 7:40 AM PDT

...I only see a couple of options.. If it's still under warranty, return it for one that works.. If it isn't under warranty, return the RAM and get two sticks of 1 GB each, that's assuming the slots are able to handle 1 GB each.

Hope this helps.


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Ram Issue/ memory slot possible
by billzhills / May 27, 2008 11:10 PM PDT

One memory chip/slot attempt boot.

Repeat with each slot till boot failure.

This will confirm if a memory slot is bad.


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