DIMM slot not recognising RAM

By Punkrock-101
Aug 23, 2006
  1. My 2nd DIMM slot is not recognising my DDR2 RAM.

    I have 2 slots with 256mb in each. I safely took the 2nd one out to check the type because i am upgrading to 2gb. I put it back in again and now when I press F2 on startup the 2nd DIMM slot is classed as "Empty"

    Any suggestions? Thanks
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    reset your cmos and retry. If that doesn't work - your slot went bad.
  3. Punkrock-101

    Punkrock-101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What is CMOS and how do i reset it?

    I know the slot is not completely bad because when I start up the system with the memory in the 2nd slot it just doesn't recognise it but when i start it up without it in it jus goes wierd and nothing is displayed on the monitor.
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