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Existing RAM is not recognised when I add new 1GB to free slot

I have an original Samsung module DDR2 PC-4300 512Mb but when I install a new 1GB bytestor DIMM the original is no longer recognised but the new is? Is there a BIOS upgrade or someway of getting this RAM to work together?

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  • skingolfer Sep 13, 2009

    Thx 4 the feedback, HEMPYODA, very helpful if not the answer I was looking for! I was hoping I could just buy 1GB but looks like I will have to match. The BIOS says memory mode is single channel and no option to change. Also same result if I swop DIMMs between slot 0 and 1?

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It sounds to me that you have parallel port memory. This means that you have to have the same, ie both stick being 1gb, or 512mb. I just fixed my aunts pc and she was having the same problem . once I installed both 512 sticks it recognized both. ^_^ hope this helps. good day

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