my motherboard does n't detect my RAM

April 7, 2015 at 06:33:52
Specs: Windows 7
i have a Intel Core 2 Duo 3-GHz processor and three 240-pin DIMM slots on the motherboard. when i turn on the PC, however, only 1 GB of RAM shows up in the RAM count, and i have 2 Gigs of ram (one gig in each slot)

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April 7, 2015 at 07:01:55
It would help to post the make/model of the motherboard. Only 3 slots is a bit odd for a board that supports a Core 2, usually it's 2 or 4 slots.

Take the memory sticks out & snap them back into place again. Make sure they're both fully seated in their slots. You should hear a 'click' on each end when they lock into place. Also, if you're using onboard video instead of an actual video card, some of the memory will be used for onboard. How much depends on how you have it configured in the BIOS.

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April 7, 2015 at 07:04:52
Are the two sticks identical? Try cleaning the edge connectors with a pencil eraser the plop them in and out a few times to clear any oxide off the sockets. Also try one stick at a time in first position.

If all else fails run this check:

I overlapped with #1 - slow typing LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 7, 2015 at 23:19:22
Are you absolutely sure they're 1 gig sticks? I've noticed descriptions of some ram 'kits' are confusingly worded. For example, you think you're getting 2 - 1 gig sticks when they're actually 2 - 500 meg sticks for a total of 1 gig.

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