Found 5th Jul 2009
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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Banned

maybe you ram slot is duff, i know mine is, change them over, this will show if its the slot or the memory

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

what makes your computer and what you running windows xp,98?

Banned

can you still buy ram that small (256mb)?

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sassie;5669407

maybe you ram slot is duff, i know mine is, change them over, this will … 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;5669428

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

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dill_a;5669451

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 ;-)

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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 ;-)

*roosterpots*;5669597

sassie, youre right its a duff slot, put it in the first slot and now i … sassie, youre right its a duff slot, put it in the first slot and now i have 504 ram, i thought id bought 256 lolthanks guys for your helprep given ;-)




It's prob not a duff slot, but the wrong slot. Slots rarely fail, you prob just had it in the wrong place.

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glad you sorted it, my second slot on lappy is duff and has been for some time

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tallpete33;5670133

It's prob not a duff slot, but the wrong slot. Slots rarely fail, you … 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???

*roosterpots*;5672233

what will the second slot be for then? would it take my other, now spare … what will the second slot be for then? would it take my other, now spare ram???



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

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tallpete33;5672559

Why not try it ?Is it a laptop or a PC ? How many slots does it have ?If … 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

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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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