|Okay, one day I'm going good, the next day my computer starts messing up. And I didn't open it up or change any settings or add or remove any software or anything in between. Just simply, one day it was fine, then one day it wasn't.|
Here's the problem. I have two slots on my motherboard for RAM and two sticks of 512MB each for a grand total of 1,024MB in two total slots with two total sticks. I put stick A into slot A and instead of the computer telling me I have 512MB like it should (and like it used to) it tells me I have 448MB of RAM. Then I put stick A into slot B and I get the same exact results. So then I put stick B into slot A and it STILL tells me the same exact thing it told me the last two times. I then put stick B into slot B and again, predictably, it gives me the same reading. Only 448MB instead of 512MB like I should have. Okay. I then put stick A into slot A and stick B into slot B and instead of 1,024MB like I should have or even 896MB like you think it would tell me under the circumstances, it tells me I have 504MB. I then take stick A and put it into slot B and stick B into slot A and fire it up and it tells me the same thing, 504MB of RAM.
The sticks are firmly seated, the contacts are clean, and RAM diagnostic programs have shown zero errors. I can't find anything wrong except one day I was cruising along just fine, then the next day my computer decides not to recognize most of my RAM. It's almost as if I should be able to slap my computer across the face and tell it to behave and everything should be fine. However, all computer problems happen due to something. So, something changed or something happened to cause this error, therefore it should be fixable in some way shape or form.
What's going on?