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Help with RAM please :(

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Ive just got home after buying some additional RAM for my pc, ive inserted it where it should go, next to the other one, which theorectically should give me 512 memory but when I go into my computer it tells me that I still only have 256.
Can someone help me please, and what do I need to do to make it show up iykwim :)
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
maybe you ram slot is duff, i know mine is, change them over, this will show if its the slot or the memory
1 Like #2
What happens if you only put in the new stick of ram?
1 Like #3
what makes your computer and what you running windows xp,98?
banned 1 Like #4
can you still buy ram that small (256mb)?
#5
sassie
maybe you ram slot is duff, i know mine is, change them over, this will show if its the slot or the memory


i thought that myself lol

Painkiller
What happens if you only put in the new stick of ram?


im not sure but ill let you know in about 10 mins when ive checked ;)
#6
dill_a
what makes your computer and what you running windows xp,98?


HP and windows XP, just going to check the slot and see if its a duff ;-)
#7
sassie, youre right its a duff slot, put it in the first slot and now i have 504 ram, i thought id bought 256 lol
thanks guys for your help
rep given ;-)
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*roosterpots*;5669597
sassie, youre right its a duff slot, put it in the first slot and now i have 504 ram, i thought id bought 256 lol
thanks guys for your help
rep given ;-)



It's prob not a duff slot, but the wrong slot. Slots rarely fail, you prob just had it in the wrong place.
banned#9
glad you sorted it, my second slot on lappy is duff and has been for some time
#10
tallpete33
It's prob not a duff slot, but the wrong slot. Slots rarely fail, you prob just had it in the wrong place.


what will the second slot be for then? would it take my other, now spare ram??? :o
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*roosterpots*;5672233
what will the second slot be for then? would it take my other, now spare ram??? :o


Why not try it ?

Is it a laptop or a PC ? How many slots does it have ?

If you have a single DIMM you need to put it in the first slot. Some PCs will only take matched pairs tho. I've been in compter hardware for over 15 years and I've only seen a DIMM slot fail once where some klutz jammed the DIMM in the wrong way round and damaged it
#12
tallpete33
Why not try it ?

Is it a laptop or a PC ? How many slots does it have ?

If you have a single DIMM you need to put it in the first slot. Some PCs will only take matched pairs tho. I've been in compter hardware for over 15 years and I've only seen a DIMM slot fail once where some klutz jammed the DIMM in the wrong way round and damaged it


ive not tried it yet but its a pc and has two slots, i definately put it in the right way round lol :-D
#13
no it doesnt woirk, the slot may take another 504 which is what ive got now ;)
thanks for all your help, rep given :)

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