Posted 02 December 2005 - 08:12 AM
I recently brought 1gb of ram (pc2100, 184-pin) to complement the 512mb already present (same specs, different manufacturer).
It booted up correctly once, but the gb was only detecting as 512mb. I tried swapping them around, but now the monitor won't turn on if both sticks of ram are installed at the same time (if either one is in either slot alone, then the monitor comes on fine). The 1gb still detects only as 512mb by itself however.
I'm fairly sure it's not a conflict with other hardware as I've tried various other components just in case (switched the graphics card for another make/model for example).
Which means it's probably a problem with the motherboard (msi ms6556e), or the fact that the two ram sticks are from different manufacturers, although their specs are the same. Has anyone encountered anything similar, and if you have are there any solutions I could try short of replacing it?