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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I recently installed a new graphics card 9500GT

Prior to that my PC was running "ok"

properties of my computer show

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3700+ 2.21GHz, 960mb of ram

I have 2x1gb's of ram installed. how do i get my other stick to register
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
what mobo do you have ?

certain mobo's are restricted in ram capacity due to the bios
#2
can't remember off the top of my head, currently extracting a file which is taking forever lol...

although I belive the mobo can take up to 4gb
#3
fwibble
can't remember off the top of my head, currently extracting a file which is taking forever lol...

although I belive the mobo can take up to 4gb


is it seated properly ? is it faulty ?

have you used 2 different types ? they need to be exacxtly the same speed / manufacturer etc
#4
the ram was fine before installing the gfx card... yet removing the gfx card causes further issues...

they were purchased at the same time (the ram) same size and make
#5
You've probably knocked one of the modules slightly out of place when you were installing the card. It's something I've done plenty of times in the past. Just remove both modules and reinstall them, pressing down on them and wobbling them slightly to ensure they're firmly in place. Should be fine after that.
#6
dxx
You've probably knocked one of the modules slightly out of place when you were installing the card. It's something I've done plenty of times in the past. Just remove both modules and reinstall them, pressing down on them and wobbling them slightly to ensure they're firmly in place. Should be fine after that.


I'll give it ago once my file has extracted... taking forever!! :x
#7
fwibble
the ram was fine before installing the gfx card... yet removing the gfx card causes further issues...

they were purchased at the same time (the ram) same size and make


as dxx said, its probably come unseated, push modules firmly in then reboot the pc
#8
still no joy, wasn't really expecting them to have become lose/knocked, even swapped them over... would i blow my ram if i tried a different slot, at the moment they are in banks 1 & 2 of 1234... which is how thet worked before new gfx card
#9
fwibble
still no joy, wasn't really expecting them to have become lose/knocked, even swapped them over... would i blow my ram if i tried a different slot, at the moment they are in banks 1 & 2 of 1234... which is how thet worked before new gfx card


It's safe to put any module in any slot, don't worry. What to do now is to make sure that both modules are working fine, and that all four slots are working okay. Do this by trying each module on its own in each slot. If each module works in each slot, try again with the two of them plugged in simultaneously.
banned#10
possibly damaged the ram with static (unless you had anti static wrist strap on?)
#11
dxx
It's safe to put any module in any slot, don't worry. What to do now is to make sure that both modules are working fine, and that all four slots are working okay. Do this by trying each module on its own in each slot. If each module works in each slot, try again with the two of them plugged in simultaneously.


This is correct method to try now, try each of the sticks on their own to ensure they are both working.

Try them in different slots as well.

You can damage RAM with static, but it is very rare. I have been working in IT for the last 14 years and have only worn an anti-static wrist strap twice in that time and have yet to damage any memory (although have ******ed some network cards).
#12
dmccabe
This is correct method to try now, try each of the sticks on their own to ensure they are both working.

Try them in different slots as well.

You can damage RAM with static, but it is very rare. I have been working in IT for the last 14 years and have only worn an anti-static wrist strap twice in that time and have yet to damage any memory (although have ******ed some network cards).


Ah, a fellow techie that shuns wrist straps. I've never understood the point of them. I just don't see how being wired to the mains is a good thing. Yes, it's to the Earth and it should be safe, but if something goes wrong, there are many things that I would rather be than strapped up to a live electric circuit. Maybe it's my arrogance, but I kind-of value my life above the replacement cost of the occasional motherboard. Seriously, I wonder how many techs have been hurt or killed because of ESD company policies.

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