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Ram and Bios issue

Someone please help I have 2 sticks of ram installed and only one is showing up. It will not boot with only one stick of ram installed I get the infamous beeps when only one is installed. I went out and bought another stick( all are the same brand and speed) thinking I had one bad well that didnt work. I have used CPUZ and it only shows one installed even though there are two in the slots. I have tried every possible config in the slots. It will NOT boot with they are in the same colored slots or as said before with only one installed. Running vista 32 on acer T180 Tried updating Bios but Bios does not seem to upgrade either Please any info would be greatly apperciated

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  • ccfdman1 Feb 04, 2009

    No beeps except for the standard one beep as everything loads

  • ccfdman1 Feb 04, 2009

    Managed to get bios to update an oversight on my part also managed to get both into the same colored slots tried clearing CMOS did not work either

  • ccfdman1 Feb 04, 2009

    two 1 gig sticks

  • ccfdman1 Feb 04, 2009

    i m sorry i keep posting i see what you were asking I m tired and its late 2-3 beeps when the one stick of ram is installed

  • ccfdman1 Feb 07, 2009

    ok well i found the first three slots wont take ram only fourth slot will take ram I can have all four slots full and cpuz can only see slot 4 any ideas????

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    are you getting any beeps and how much ram you talkin

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Did you upgrade to vista

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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    DEKR Feb 07, 2009

    i don't think your other ram is compatible

    or you are trying to use too much ram

    go into bios setup and check ram in there

    then restore to default settings at bottom of page f10 to save and exit

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Make sure your other stick of Ram is installed properly, once that is done make sure that the stick of ram is compatible with that computer. After that even, check to see if your computer is capable of processing that amount of RAM.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • sylus16 Feb 07, 2009

    The drives probably need to be upgraded, if not that then the ram ports are just busted. What was the model and series of your computer.

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