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CPU will not recognize the last memory slot in my FX4710

I upgraded my memory and discovered the computer is not recognizing the last memory slot. I have three 2G sticks in the first three slots for 6G but no matter what stick (1 or 2G) in the fourth slot is still only recognizes 6G. I have already reset all the cards several times and checked the BIOS and Windows 7 on startup.

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RAM, or random access memory, is the physical memory on the computer but only holds data while the computer is on.
The benefit of adding more RAM is that it generally makes your computer faster.
Almost all new computers recognize your RAM after you install it and restart the computer, but if yours doesn't there are a few simple things to do to get the memory recognized.
Check the type of memory you have.
Computer motherboards will work only with the type of memory they are designed for regardless if the memory fits or not.
There will be either a sticker on the memory or a listing on the packaging giving the memory type and speed.
Check the computer's or motherboard's manual for the type of memory that is compatible.

Install the memory and make sure it is tight, otherwise it may not get recognized.
The memory fits into slots on the computer's motherboard.
There are tabs on the side of the memory slots to release it.
Release the memory if it is installed and put it back in by pushing it down straight into the slot until it clicks.

Restart the computer and hit the appropriate key to enter the BIOS.
The key will be listed on the screen.
Go through the menu choices by using the arrow keys.
Look for the memory listing under hardware.
Make sure all memory listings are not listed as disabled.
If so, change them to enabled.
Choose anything listed similar to "Auto detect."
Exit the BIOS and restart the computer.

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REmove all the old memory and replace it by a new memory, you should test memory 1 by 1 .

first install the 1 memory in the first slot. then boot the computer using only 512mb. if this successful. shutdown and insert the second memory, then test again.

note: memory should be:

1. DDR SDRAM
2. the two 512 should be the same brand.

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I recently upgraded the memory in a Gateway desktop with a similar configuration as your. If you only had two of the four memory slots filled before you attempted to upgrade, those two originally used slots must be filled first before you add memory to either one or both of the other two slots. As far as the maximum amount of memory that can be used in each slot, I would need more specific information on your computer. My suggestion at this point is that you either refer to your manual if you have one, or if you do not have a manual, you can access this information online. I was just on Gateway's web site but for your specific information on memory upgrade I would need either a more accurate model number or, what would be best is the serial number of your machine. You seem to be fairly knowledgeable about computers so the easiest would be for you to access Gateway's web site. Once you are on their site go to "support", then go to "my support". You will be prompted to enter your serial number at this time. This page should give you all the information that you need. Listed there should be the maximum amount of memory for the system and also the maximum amount of memory per slot. For example, if the maximum memory of the system is 4 GB, the maximum per slot would be 1 GB. The easiest for you, and what I did on my recent upgrade, would be to leave the existing two pieces of 256 MB in their original slots and purchase two more, 1 Gigabyte pieces and use those in the previously unused slots. You would be under the maximum that you could use in your system but adding 2 GB will improve the performance a great deal and you would not waste the memory that was originally installed.

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Drop a factory made music CD into the drive while the computer is on. Most CD Readers have a small headphone jack on the front face of the drive. After you drop a music CD in the CD reader plug in a set of headphones in the headphone jack (if your CD reader has one, some of the newer one don't have this feature) and see if you hear music. A CD reader will play a music CD with out you doing anything to your computer or the CD reader. If you do hear music the CD reader is most likely good and it will be a problem with a driver or a physical connection to the computer (physical connection = data cable going to the CD reader isn't pushed in all the way in the connector on either the CD reader or the motherboard).

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the memory is dual channel, so you have to use matched memory for it to work 1gig in each slot if possible, check the 1 gigs and 512's to see if they run at the same bus speed, if they are not matched there is your problem try a gig and a 512 in slot 0 to see if it picks the memory up, also there is sometimes an option in the bios to dissable dual mode

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Do you have another monitor or TV with dvi/hdmi? Try to see if that works. And it seems like you changed the graphics output while in Windows. Try turning it off, swapping the cable and turn on again.

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