On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:29:24 -0500, VanguardLH wrote:
> wrote in message
>>i just went out and got a 1GB stick of DDR400 ram. i currently have
>> 512 stick of DDR400 in my computer. i stalled the RAM and have check
>> the RAM under control pannel/system and it still shows im only
>> 1gb. i scanned my comp with CPU-Z and it says im running 2gb RAM
>> im not sure which one is right. i no there is a way to check it
>> through the bios but im not sure how to do it.
>> also just so i dident screw up installing it i just leave the 512 in
>> the first 2 slots then put the 1gb into the next slot along???
> Depends on the motherboard. It might require they be installed in
> pairs to complete a "bank".
> How much memory is reported by the BIOS on the POST summary screen
> (i.e., after you power up but before Windows loads)?
That's usually not the case with DIMMs. It was with the older SIMMs.
Usually one DIMM completes a bank.
I would try reseating the RAM, or as was suggested, try them in different
slots. Also, make sure the motherboard can handle a 1GB DIMM. The Manual
should show a chart for valid memory configuration.
You can also go into the BIOS Setup to see what is shown for total RAM.
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