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Wont recognize additional ram

I added a 256 meg DDR ram chip in open ram bay,,computer wont recognize it,,I swapped chips,,putting new chip in first bay,,computer booted great,,swapped chips around,,still,not recognizing second ram chip,,am i doing something wrong,,went to crucial,,ran their scan,,it doesnt see the extra ram either,,thanks,,any help is appreciated.

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Re: Wont recognize additional ram

It could be the wrong ram that u are using when i put extra ram in I make sure they are all the same brand. some boards take 2 different types of ram (speeds) i would go back to crucial with your good ram in and then do a check and see what ram your board needs

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Make sure it is the correct ram for your computer. If you just added one ram chip then try swapping them and make sure they have a tight fit.

To test the new chip replace the old one with it and turn on your machine. If it doesn't see it then it is either bad or not the correct one.

Let me know how it goes.

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