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RAM detection problem

By rajeeshap
Sep 27, 2010
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  1. Hi iam having HP Pavilion Media Center a1320in Desktop PC.
    my motherboard specs..
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&dlc=en&cc=us&os=228&product=1823355&sw_lang=

    i bought my pc on 2006. at dat time it was having 256mb ram(533mhz DDR2 sdram).
    then i bought 512 mb from other vendor. so it became 768mb. and it was working fine.
    then i bought 1 gb ram.
    now the problem is wen i use 1gb ram with 512mb ram or 1gb with 256mb ram, my windows detects only 1 gb ram. not the other rams.
    like it should show 1.5gb(1gb+512mb) or 1.2gb(1gb+256mb).

    On my 1gb ram its written
    DNHMAU1GC6FER1 - A6
    1GB PC2 - 5300U - 555
    KOREA 0850


    On my 512 mb ram
    512M DDR2 533 DIMM 4-4-4
    17 10 19- 5863 RoHS[JU]


    On my 256mb ram
    256MB 1Rx16 PC2 - 4200U - 444 - 12
    HYMP532U64BP6 - C4 AB 0550
     
  2. kristin48616

    kristin48616 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I believe the problem you are experiencing here is that when both 512MB ram chips are installed together the system wants to operate in Dual channel mode. That’s the reason.
     
  3. rajeeshap

    rajeeshap TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    so now what i have to do.
     
  4. tarun dhoom

    tarun dhoom TS Rookie

    i m having same 1gb ram and i want to know how mhz is my ram?
     
  5. kristin48616

    kristin48616 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I’m sorry to say that I haven’t got an idea to solve your problem at present. But I’m trying.
     
  6. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    some ram chips are picky and only work with other chips just like them (i know some people like that) try using the matching memory sticks.
     

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