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Multiple RAM's usage

I have two RAM's ,256 & 512mb.i m presently using both of them but the display drivers of my 256 RAM are not working properly,so whenever i try to run a game it doesnt work.Will 256mb chip harm d the other RAM i.e 512 mb ,in long run?how can the problm b solved,can the display drivers be reinstalled ? what exactlay is the best configuration to play games on the computer?

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Try to change the slot of the ram,it might happen that your second Ram strip does not fit on slot properly , check all these two option and if there is any loose fitting it will start working and your operating system detect your RAM .

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Check wether both the ram modules are of the same speed rating ie 266 400 800. Generally ram prefer's to be of the same speed rating and can cause this type of problem when they are not matched.

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