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NEW RAM STICK UPGRADE FAILURE 1GB NEW


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koaheart

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The current in use stick is a kingston KVR400X64C3A / 512. I bought and tried to install a KVR400/1GR 1GB.
I spoke with a Kingston Rep, gave him the part number and he said it should work unless it's a. bad ram or b. a bad slot on my mainboard. I know it's tricky to get my old ram in the slot, plus my old ram won't work in the open slot so I think I've narrowed it down to "either or" The "R" simply stands for retail sale of the stick so he said. Can anyone add to my diagnostic's?
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Have you tried your new stick by itself?

If your old stick works in one slot but not the other than there is a good chance that the slot on the MOBO is in fact bad. It is not common but I actually have a blown slot on the PC I am typing this with.
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Have you tried your new stick by itself?

If your old stick works in one slot but not the other than there is a good chance that the slot on the MOBO is in fact bad. It is not common but I actually have a blown slot on the PC I am typing this with.


Yes, I worked on it again yesterday. For some weird reason this is what happened. I removed the known to work 512 and put in the 1gb, walla it werked! Then I tried the 512 in the other slot....nothing, pulled the 512....nothing...What the... :) so after a few choice words a brief prayer and 7 tries I got the 1gb stick to comeback online for me. So, I guess I have a bad slot (was never used so basically a VIRGIN gone bad) :) and one slot going bad. I think it's time for a new board. I got the ram on sale for $64, 1/2 price. As soon as someone can give me insight on a really good video card (thinking Radeon, I will redo my PC. Thank you for the help also btw. Happy Thanksgiving :)
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Glad I could help :).

When the time comes to redo your PC feel free to drop by our system building and upgrading forums.
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