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#1 dishdude


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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:31 PM

I have an hp a1610n desktop. I have 4 memory slots, but even though all four are filled physically the computer shows the slots as empty. Any help to let me know how to activate these memory slots would be GREATLY appreciated. If someone needs anymore info please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:40 PM

MemTest Manual - http://hcidesign.com/memtest/manual.html

Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic - http://www.memtest86.com/

I suggest you run Memtest on your system and those modules...in varying combinations.

What does the BIOS reflect?


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Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

Where specifically is it not showing the RAM?

Does this computer run?

Are you looking at the physical memory in System Information?

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:23 AM

Ran Belarc and it shows the slots empty even though they are not.
Ran setup and that also shows slots empty.
Computer runs will not let me load more Ram in these slots.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:55 PM

Go to Start...Run...and type in "msinfo32" (without the quotes) and press Enter
In the window that opens, is the RAM listed there (and is it the full amount)?
If so, then Belarc probably isn't identifying your system properly.
Try this free program instead: http://www.gtopala.com/index.html
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