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Cant find the second 512 memory

I hawe instald 2pc of 512mb sticks but it ondly finds one.
i hawe uppdated the bios, changed sticks but nothing.


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Re: cant find the second 512 memory

Things causing the problem, the pc is old and wont handle that much memory or wrong type of memory, or while installing it it probable faulted out due to improper grounding and will need replaced. try swaping slots for the sticks and see what happens. or put one stick in one slot, start the pc if it works, shut down pull the memory out and pput it in the other slot and start pc, if it works try same thing with the other stick....if not its the port for the memory.

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Re: cant find the second 512 memory

May sound silly have you checked the installed ram is in its slots firmly -are they of the same make spec. ?


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