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Old 07-13-2008, 02:40 AM   #1
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I had 2 sticks of 512. I bought a 1 gig stick. I installed it buy now its showing us as 1.5 gigs instead of 2 gigs. WTF? I tried bunch of positions but that didnt work. I have 4 slots with 3 sticks. I also updated my mobo bios and that didnt help.
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are they dual channel? and does your mobo support dual channel?
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Default Re: Help me with my Ram installation.

Try each by itself to rule out a bad stick.

What motherboard are you using and what memory modules do you have?
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:43 AM   #4
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this is the mobo i have
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what RAM sticks do u have
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Default Re: Help me with my Ram installation.

Mabey a bad stick??
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Try installing the one 512MB module in the first blue slot (DIMM1) and one in the first black slot (DIMM3), then the 1GB module in the second blue slot (DIMM2).
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weird, imo it's not a bad stick, since he was running the two 512s before we know that they are good, and if the 1GB stick was bad, only 1 GB (the two 512s) would show up, not 1.5GB, maybe the two different brands of RAM aren't playing nice together, or is it 3 brands...? were the 512s the same brand...?
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I dont think its a bad ram stick because I checked my computer before the installation an it said 1 gig.

heres a pic of the ram sticks ( the 2 512 are the same)

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I find it kinda strange that the QVL doesn't list any 1GB sticks, only up to 512, but it "supposedly" supports up to 4GB...
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