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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Running XP 32bit. Bought some RAM from Crucial, and installed it as should be done, but the computer is not recognising it. I have tried switching the 2 RAM sticks. They are securely in place.

Any help would be great.

Thanks in advance!
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Whats the memory on each stick? What do you mean the computer isn't recognising them?
#2
512mb on each stick.

The computer is recognising it so im still using the original 512mb stick which was in instead of running the full 1GB or memory.
#3
Did you run the RAM advisor thing before you bought the RAM on the crucial website to ensure they are compatible?
#4
Yeh - ran the scanner thing and thats what it said to buy. I followed it perfectly.
#5
If you put only the one you bought in, does it recognize that?
#6
Did you buy 1 new stick? Have you tried running than one on its own?
#7
You shouldn't have to... but check settings in the BIOS and see if there is anything relating to the memory banks?
#8
Will turn it all off now and try it with just the new stick. Shalnt be a moment.
#9
Check CPU-Z, will show if they are inserted properly and is better than using the checker in control panel.
#10
are both sticks identical
#11
If it recognizes the new stick in the slot that was being used originally try putting the new stick (only) in the slot that wasn't being used. This should confirm if the stick or slot or neither is at fault.
#12
redvee92
Will turn it all off now and try it with just the new stick. Shalnt be a moment.


Hope you come back!! :thumbsup:
#13
Make sure its 'clicked' / seated in properly.
#14
I am back. With just the new stick in. SO it definitely isn't the stick. Should i now try it in the empty slot to see if the slot is disabled in any way?
#15
redvee92
I am back. With just the new stick in. SO it definitely isn't the stick. Should i now try it in the empty slot to see if the slot is disabled in any way?


Yeah, if you know it is not the stick you can now eliminate the slot.

Maybe try putting it in taking it out 5-10 times, the contacts may have oxidised a little with it being unused.
#16
Wont be a tick :lol:

Il try the other slot now
#17
redvee92;8796840
Wont be a tick :lol:

Il try the other slot now


That sounds so wrong!:w00t:
#18
Been gone a while, guess it's the slot.
#19
Yeh it is the slot.

What can I do now ?
#20
buy a new board
#21
harlzter
That sounds so wrong!:w00t:


You love it :lol:
#22
redvee92
Yeh it is the slot.

What can I do now ?


Maybe try putting it in taking it out 5-10 times, the contacts may have oxidised a little with it being unused.

Be sure it is enabled.
#23
how do i find it is enabled?
#24
read the manual
1 Like #25
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort.
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash.
Then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!

You can't say this?
What a shame, sir!
We'll find you
another game, sir!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house
Says the network is connected to the button on the mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
And your screen is all distorted by the side affects of Gauss,
So your icons in the windows are so wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC.
Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!
#26
raptorcigs
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort.
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash.
Then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!

You can't say this?
What a shame, sir!
We'll find you
another game, sir!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house
Says the network is connected to the button on the mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
And your screen is all distorted by the side affects of Gauss,
So your icons in the windows are so wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC.
Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!



Good advice Rappy, that should sort it. :giggle:
#27
Jumpingphil
Good advice Rappy, that should sort it. :giggle:


WHY THANK YEE MAAM
#28
Spriggan
Did you run the RAM advisor thing before you bought the RAM on the crucial website to ensure they are compatible?


Hey thats a good thing, it told me Ive got 512mb and a slot free - it also recomended I could put 2gb in that slot - I thought they had to be paired though - i.e. both the same size?
#29
dcx_badass
Well they have to run in pairs to work in dual channel which is faster but you can run them not in pairs in single channel, 2.5gb in single channel is better than 1gb in dual channel still though.

Anyway sounds like a faulty slot, try clean the contacts with a cotton bud and some rubbing alcohol (90%).



Thanks for the info - how do I check I'm running in single channel or is that a stupid question given Ive only got one slot ;-)

The faulty slot comment - thats to OP not me I guess?
#30
What was the final outcome with this one then??

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