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There can only be one RAM stick at a time.


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iman7

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Wow, I think I go here every month with a new problem... Lucky me, and my knowledge is all but limited so I can't really give much back...

Okay on to the actual problem. I booted up to my PC did some photoshop work on a project. Weird thing is that it lagged. So I checked the RAM finding that I only have 512 Mb instead of 1.5 Gb. Now heres where things start to go odd. Running on an Nforce3-a mobo.

Configuration 1:

Slot 1: 512 Mb
Slot 2: 1.5 Gb
Only the stick in Slot 1 gets detected

Configuration 2:

Slot 1: Empty
Slot 2: 1 Gb

The 1 Gb stick gets detected

They worked fine together ever since I got them and this is the first time I've ever had any RAM related problems.
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Are they the same speed? Also have you tried the 1gb in the first slot either by itself or with the 512 in the other?
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Wow, this fixed itself. I tried with both sticks in and Its working now.
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might want to get memtest86 and run a memory test.... it may be that one or the other is going bad or it could be one of the slots is going bad or maybe just a compatibility issue especially if they are not the same speed/brand.
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Could also be that they just needed to be reseated.
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