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My computer is only recongising one ram slot

And when i place a second dimm of ram in the computer does not start properly and makes a ticking sound.

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  • grahamtate Feb 08, 2009

    Yes the yes dimms are identical as i did have 2 x 512mb in i upgraded to 1 x 512 and 1 x 1024 and it worked ok but when i upgraded futher to 2 x 1024 it would only recongise one of the dimms i know can only get the computer to work with one dimm in,

  • Franklin Heinis May 11, 2010

    is the second dimm identical to the other one ?

    and if so are they both in the dual channel slot usually on gigabit boards they have the same collor on each side probbly orange.

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May be your ram frequency is conflicting. so it is not run with each other.

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