Hi if this topic has been discussed before I apologise now and hope someone points me in the right direction to read up on it if not I hope someone can give me some advice.
I am trying to increase the RAM in my computer from 512 (2 x 256) to 1gb,at the moment trying 2 x 512 but considering 1 x 1gb.
The problem is apart from being a little slow and not having quite enough to run some software the 2 x DDR256 PC2700 333MhZ RAM are working fine, but wanting that little more oomph I decided to increase the RAM to 1gb.
I bought my computer from a Computer Fair quite cheap at the time so dont know too much about the motherboard. There are 2 slots for RAM, and I had heard that it was best to balance the slots by putting the same type of RAM in each slot, so this is what I have tried to do.
The first lot of RAM I bought niether would work together which ever slot they were in. I tried them each on there own in each slot and one would not work at all ie no boot up and the other would only boot up the computer not the moniter and would only start up the moniter if I put one of the old 256 RAM next to it.
So I put the old 256 back in and exchanged both 512 RAM for new 512, but the 2 new ones just didn't work at all what ever I did.
I have done all the safety ie anti static so as not to "Zap" the RAM so to speak but I handled the 512 the same as the 256 and the 256 is still performing fine so I am not sure what to do next.
I have heard that sometimes it can work better with 1 RAM stick ie 1gb, sometimes motherboards can be sensitive and prefer a certain brand or that some motherboards wont recognise above a certain size ie 256 or have I been listening to too many old geeks tales or urban blips
I really hope someone can help Many Thanks Marie