I have an HP Pavilion, 5 months out of warranty, and the #1 memory slot seems to have died. I've swapped out RAM chips and it's definitely the slot (or some other hardware issue), not the chip. In the BIOS it thinks the slot is empty.
The board is an ECS MCP61PM-HM, which HP calls a Nettle-GL8E.
I could live with 3 gigs instead of four since I'm running a 32-bit version of Vista, but it takes forever to boot, I assume because it's running a RAM check over and over before timing out after 20 minutes or so. Is there some hardware solution to this short of swapping out the motherboard? If not, I'll see if there's a RAM check I can turn off in the BIOS, but I hate to lose that function.
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Are you sure it's the slot and not the ram? Try switching the ram to isolate which memory chip is bad. You can start by using on ram and one slot, then booting and if it's ok, move it to the next slot and boot. Once you've tested that one memory chip, do the same thing with the other memory chip. More than likely you've got a bad memory chip.
Try switching the ram in each slot. If switching them around does not solve the problem and your slot is truely bad, you will have to replace the motherboard or increase the size of the ram in the slot that works.
Try swapping the memory in the two slots. It sounds like either one of the memory chips is bad or one of the memory slots is bad. If you find that one of the slots is bad, then you might try just putting a 1GB Chip in the slot that works.
Hello, Your computer has memory problems. First checkvideo. If video is working, you'll see an error message. If not, you have aparity error in your first 64K of memory. First check your SIMM's. Reseat themand reboot. If this doesn't do it, the memory chips may be bad. You can try switchingthe first and second banks memory chips. First banks are the memory banks thatyour CPU finds its first 64K of base memory in. You'll need to consult yourmanual to see which bank is first. If all your memory tests good, you probablyneed to buy another motherboard.
Clean the ram and the ram slot .then fit it again.
According to Hp website your computer will handle two 512 Mb RAM chips. Make sure they are PC133. If computer will not boot with both inserted properly, one of them is bad. Put one in slot 1 and none in slot 2 and see if it boots. Then switch the chips put the extra chip in slot 1 and none in slot 2. See if it boots. This way you can troubleshoot a possible bad chip.
IF THE SYSTEM SAYS YOU HAVE 1GB RAM THAN YOU HAVE 1 GIG OF RAM, EVEN THOU SOMEONE TOLD YOU YOU HAD 2-512MG=1GB.
HERE IS HOW I SEE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING YOU HAVE 2-DDR-2 1 GIG STICKS THAT MEAN IF 1 IS INSTALLED THAN YOU HAVE 1 GB AND IF YOU COULD GET 2 STICKS WORKING TOGETHER THAN YOU WOULD HAVE 2GB RAM.
1 CHIP SET = 1GB RAM
2 CHIP SET = 2GB RAM
YOU MOTHERBOARD MAY NOT ALLOW THAT MUCH RAM, OR WHAT I MEAN THE BIOS MAKE UP THE AMOUNT OF RAM.
TO RULE OUT ANY BAD CHIP SETS OR GOOD RAM OR BAD RAM.
TAKE THE PEACE OF RAM THAT IS WORKING OUT AND REPLACE IT WITH THE OTHER PEACE AND SEE IF IT WILL RUN.
IF IT WORKS THAN LEAVE THAT ONE IN PLACE AND INSTALL THE SECOND PEACE IN THE SECOND SLOT.
IF BOTH CHIP SET ARE GOOD THAN BOTH SHOULD WORK OKAY TOGETHER.
IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, IT MAYBE SOME DUST IN THE MEMORY LOTS
OR THE SLOT MAYBE DAMAGED.
THE CHIP DESIGN LAYOUT MAYBE THE OPPOSITE SIDE, THIS MAY MEANS THE CHIPS MAY FACE EACH OTHER, OR FACE OUTWARD FROM EACH OTHER.
the RAM slots are near on the processor you can see it will snap when everytime you put the RAM or memory. you can also refer your motherboards manual for the information that you wanted. there is a direction and specification of RAM in the manual.
Hewlett Packard Pavilion 503w Memory
to 2 Slots.
non-removable base memory
Your HP Memory Pavilion 503w only supports modules made with a specific type of chip build. If you come across a website and find what seems to be the exact same memory for a lower price, it is likely that the cheaper memory will not work in your system.