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Faulty memory slot

I've got a faulty memory slot. I can only use one of the two. Can I install a 2Gb RAM module into one slot. Would it work?

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With that make and model you can only put 1GB in each slot.

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First of all that board supports DDR400 (PC3200) so why did you get PC2100 chips?

Anyway, do a bare minimum test (only MB, CPU, RAM & PSU connected, nothing else). Remove all the RAM and test each one individually. Properly insert one into the first RAM slot and test by booting until the POST RAM test is finished. Shutdown and repeat the test with the same RAM module in slot 2 and keep repeating this for every slot. If successful in every slot, mark that module as working then try the other RAM modules using the same procedure.

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You do not require any drivers or bios update.

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