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Pavilion a1410y won't read second memory module

I installed a second 1GB memory module. The computer only reads the first slot, regardless of which 1 GB memory module is in the second slot. The two memory modules are from the Kingston and are the same model but purchased at different times. HP troubleshooting support says the problem is software and wants to charge me for support time. I've looked at the HP website for drivers but everything seems current.

The computer also won't create recovery discs. It always encounters a problem when starting to write to blank discs. Has anyone heard of this problem with this computer?

I don't think that the problems are related but wanted to mention all the problems witht he computer.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

MESQUER

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  • mesquer Dec 03, 2008

    I have already done this (looked at the setup screen and checked). The computer indicates that memory is not installed in the second slot even though the memory is physically installed. Do you think this is a motherboard problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. In inability to support two HP recommended memory modules that are installed in the two memory slots. A1410y recognizes only one of the two modules. Pursued this problem when the computer was relatively new in 2007 however HP support provided conflicting recommendations, then fell back on the "reload the XP solution" which has nothing to do with the BIOS problem and easily sends complainers away. I have been living with a single 1GB memory stick with XP since. It is starting to get tight with the newer applications which are not built with small memory model in mind.



    Based upon the number of similar questions and complaints found on the net you can feel comfortable in that you are not alone with the memory problem.



    Recent contact with HP support, where I was looking specifically for a BIOS upgrade, revealed that HP does not have a BIOS upgrade for the a1410y, They would not endorse any upgrade from the mother board manufacturer. They also suggested that the mother board is bad...something that was not suggested back when the computer was under warranty.



    If you still have the original recovery partition on your harddisk, you can easily effect recovery of the operating system. Be prepared to lose your applications and possibly your data though. You do not need to use the 13 or 15 horrible recovery disks.



    Keep us informed of your luck finding a BIOS upgrade.



    Tom

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Try checking your bios and see if it is seeing it. goto to this site on how to check your bios: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07110&lc=en&dlc=fi&cc=fi&lang=fi&product=3254035

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Also known as DIMM 1.

Ram memory ALWAYS has to be in this ram memory slot.
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2) The Blue ram memory slots are Slot 1 (DIMM 1), and Slot 3.
(DIMM 3)
The Black ram memory slots are Slot 2 (DIMM 2), and Slot 4.
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Running ram memory in a dual channel configuration, is supposed to increase ram memory 'speed', up to 30 percent.

This is Baloney!
May look good on paper, but in actual use in the field it's cr@p.
Actual performance increase is more like 1 to 2 percent.
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So you have 2GB of DDR2 Sdram, huh?
Is it just one 'stick' of ram memory, or are you referring to two 1GB sticks?

If the above holds true install them in Slot 1 and Slot 3.

If not, and it is a 2GB stick of ram memory, be sure it is installed in Slot 1 (DIMM 1)
Install the 1GB stick in Slot 2.

It isn't the same as the 2GB stick.
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Does NOT go in a dual channel configuration.

(Catching all this? There is NO dual channel ram memory!

It is ram memory that is -> ALIKE, and used in a -> dual channel configuration.
Used in two separate ram memory slots, that support the dual channel configuration.

Sold with the advertising scheme of 'Dual Channel', but really just means the two ram memory modules, (Or four), are -> alike.

1) Same Voltage used
2) Same Ram Timings
3) Same Chip Configuration
4) Same size in amount
5) Same frequency rate ('Speed')

With ram memory in a dual channel configuration, the ram memory modules team up on the task.)

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