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Memory? Only one stick of ram is being read


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#1 AndyMan315

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 03:55 PM

Hi, I have 2 (x2Gig) sticks of RAM and ever since I rebuilt my computer (deaded GPU and needed a new heat sink fan) my PC is only reading one of those stick. I just today swapped the 2 sticks (I have 4 slots, i used the 2 correct slots) and it booted up and read both, i restarted because I had to for something else and now it is back to reading only 1.

PS I was grounded when I did all of this, it's weird...

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:12 PM

Is it the right type of sticks for that Mother Board?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:53 PM

yes. and has always worked until recently, but like i said i was grounded...and also it still only reads one stick when swapped out so that leads me to think possibly the port is faulty?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:54 PM

You may have a possible slot problem, try re-seating the RAM stick that is not being detected, if you know which one it is, sometimes the connections in the slot can be intermittent.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

I reseated a few times, i will reseat and clean out with spray real quick...then reboot and check again...nice to see some familiar names (or does that just mean I'm always having issues!!?!) and to think I'm relatively tech savvy!

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:15 PM

i cleaned and reseated still had issues, swapped again still had issue, kinda jammed it in there and wiggled it and problem resolved ATM...soo...hopefully good and perhaps faulty connections? I don't know but for now it's good!

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:34 PM

i cleaned and reseated still had issues, swapped again still had issue, kinda jammed it in there and wiggled it and problem resolved ATM...soo...hopefully good and perhaps faulty connections? I don't know but for now it's good!


Glad to hear this, yes some motherboards do have issues with the RAM slots, as you are probably starting to figure out.

Hopefully your problem is a thing of the past, just be careful not to cause much disturbance to the motherboard, as this problem can most likely crop back up on you.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:02 PM

thanks. much appreciated.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:27 PM

You're welcome and thanks for making Bleepingcomputer.com your place to come to when you need help or assistance. :thumbsup:

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