compaq 9010 laptop memory

February 8, 2013 at 01:07:35
Specs: Windows XP
bought 2x 512 mb, not finding second 512 memory slot? they both are new and are exactly the same ? can u advise me why it wont find second one please?

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February 8, 2013 at 02:50:05
If they are both DDR SDRAM, reseat the 2nd one, make sure the slot is clean, no dust etc.

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February 8, 2013 at 09:53:27
The density or clock speed may be wrong. Go to and use their online configurator to see what RAM is compatible. Laptops can be fussy about what RAM they can use. Below is what HP states you can use:

256 MB (266 MHz) DDR SDRAM (256 MB SODIMM in slot 1) or
512 MB (266 MHz) DDR SDRAM (256 MB SODIMM in slots 1 and 2)

If you bought 333 or 400MHz RAM it may or may not work. If the density is too high the laptop may only recognize half the RAM.

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