Originally Posted by MuffinofDoom
His old RAM, the 2x512 sticks don't seem to work when he puts in the gig stick. But the gig works by itself.
That seems a bit weird, so can this be drivers? Surely the motherboard would recognise 2x 512mb, and then a gig on one chip, though could windows be at fault in some way? If its Windows XP, you should know how funny this is with new hardware being inserted, but I wouldn't honestly think RAM would do that.
I would suggest to try another slot with this 1gig as well,
Surely the computer has an A1,A2,B1,B2 slots then? Well try telling your mate to insert 1 512mb chip in A1, and another in A2, and finally to put the 1gig chip in the B1 slot. Does this work?
If that doesn't work, it is horrible to say, but possible that a faulty chip could have been bought.
It wouldn't be the first time it has happened with computer hardware by all means.
Does it give any error messages? Does the computer even start up? What happens exactly?
I hope I can help