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I have a problem with my ram. My computer originally came with 512mb ofram (DDR2 SDRAM). After having it for two years, i replaced that 512ram with a 1Gig. Not long after that, i bought another 1 gig stickbecause my PC can support 2 gigs of ram. The problem is, my Pc wouldntrecognised both of the ram, it should be showing 2 Gigs of Ram butinstead, it showed only 1gig. 've tried taking out one ram and out eachof them in different slot, my computer can recognised them but when iput them both together, my computer would not recognised, i've tried toput my 1 gig ram with my old 512 ram and my computer would recognisedthem instantly, but when i put both of my 1 gig ram sticks together, itonly shows 1 gig,.I've went into the set up and it shows one slot isempty but i had both of them properly installed. Can sumone help me outhere, i'll appreciate it...both of my 1 gig ram sticks are at samespeed, DDR2 800. One is kingston and the other is apacer.
This is likely a memory timing incompatibility. You can go into the BIOS settings of many motherboards and set the timing specifically for each RAM slot, but without knowing exactly which piece of RAM you have I can't tell you what to set it at. You could use the utility CPU Z, install one stick, run the utility and write down all the memory information, then install the other stick and write it down too. Then go into your BIOS and see if you can set all of your specifications to match the memory.
Of course if you could find someone to swap sticks with that would be easier. Some motherboards are more picky than others about which sticks they work well with, name brand manufacturers are more picky than aftermarket in general.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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