My pc has been running with 1.5gb of pc2-4300 ddr2 for some time now without any problems at all.
As the mobo only accepts a maximum of 2 gb memory (having only 2 slots ), i decided to get another 1gig stick to replace the 512 stick.
I bought a 1gig stick of pc-4300, fitted it in today, and am not sure if theres something wrong with it or not.
Problem is,,,,,, with the 2gb memory installed, i have checked in the system details on my pc only to find that it says there is only 1gig installed ?? ! ! !
So, i opened up everest home edition, and this too says only 1gig installed,, however, when i opened up cpuz, this told me that there was 2gig installed, and even identified the brand in slot one and in slot two !!!
Am very puzzled by all this ! Why doesnt my pc or everest home edition recognise the new strip of memory ??
And, although cpuz sees both 1gig sticks,, i feel my pc is only running on 1gig. Could be just me thinking the pcs slower, might not be really !
I have tried swapping the 2 sticks over,, same lack of recognition of one of the sticks with everest and in system details !!
I have installed the original 512mb module along with the 2 sticks of 1gig ( one at a time ), and the 1.5gb shows up in system details, everest and cpuz, making me even more puzzled ? ? ? ?
What on earth is going on ??????
Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated.