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by tontoe / May 15, 2006 9:59 PM PDT

I purchased a stick of sd/ram 256mb from ebay, for a desktop with intel desktop board 0815EEA before I put it in I checked what belarc what memory their was: slot DIMM1 has 128mb slot DIMM2 has 128mb, after I put it in I checked belarc again it said: slot DIMM1 has 128mb slot DIMM2 has 127mb slot DIMM3 has 64mb. Where has the rest of the 256mb gone. Also I noticed it had a copper fitting whereass my other two have a tin fitting could this cause problems later and if so how much later?

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Not all 256MB sticks are compatible with the sockets they ..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2006 10:20 PM PDT
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This causes all manner of posts and questions but the bottom line is simple. The memory stick is not compatible with your system.


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will it cause problems
by tontoe / May 15, 2006 10:27 PM PDT

Will it cause problems if I leave it in I do seem to have gained some memory.

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Nothing big. Just corrupt the hard disk contents.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2006 10:45 PM PDT
In reply to: will it cause problems

Incompatible memory with "issues" sometimes corrupts the hard disk contents. I have yet to see it damage the machine so there is little risk here.

Why does it do that? It's pretty simple. What is written to the hard disk comes from that memory so any issue there can cause a drive wipeout.


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How do I find out what type I need
by tontoe / May 16, 2006 2:41 AM PDT

How do I find out what type memory I need that would be compatible could I take one of the sticks I've got to a computer shop (not the new one) would they be able to tell me? Thanks.

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by tontoe / May 16, 2006 5:16 AM PDT
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It was not compatible but I have now found a great site which I recommend to anyone wanting more memory and they are not sure here it is:

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