All three slots seem to be working but it will only find one of the 128 sticks with all three slots full.

Question

I installed a new stick of 256 pc133 RAM. I already had 2 sticks of 128 pc133. The computer will only recognize 2 sticks no matter what order I install it. I am only getting 384 mb ram every time. Why can't I get it to recognize all 512 mb RAM? all three slots seem to be working but it will only find one of the 128 sticks with all three slots full.

Thanks

Mark

Answer

This question was answered on February 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The order of your memory configuration shoul go as follows : 128, 128, 256

Its is not usually recommended that you mismatch memory size.

If i were you I would take out both 128's buy another 256 The reason why i say this is because you memory slots are full right if you just replace the 128's with a natural 256 it will free up another slot for future updrade to 768 mb.

It might that one of you memory sticks are burned out, If you are installing the memory in various orders in different slots this is the only conclusion that i could come up with.

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 4, 2003