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1 gb pc2100 recognised only as 512 mb

I have one stick of pc2100 installed and put in a 1 gb stick of 2100 also, but it is only seeing 1 gb total.

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  • psamundson Oct 15, 2008

    yes, still only showing 1GB total for system. If I take it out, shows only 504 mb of the 512 stick. This is the first time I have bought a integrated mobo/cpu combo, and I have also ran into problems trying to get it to see a wireless card, so I have this pc hard wired for internet. The mobo specs call for DDR sdram, which I have installed.

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    Is the original one also a 1GB? Some boards have to have the same size in both slots, but I do not know about yours. The info I saw online did not say it had to be.



    Try swapping the slots. Is it still only 1GB?

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The only other thing I can think of is to go into the BIOS and see if there is any option about enabling both RAM slots. Other than that, I can only think that the 2 have to be the same size. All the specs say it should hold up to 2GB. Good luck.

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