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The mother board “beeps” (errors) when the memory chip is in the DIMM 1 slot. So I’m forced to use slots DIMM 2 & DIMM 3, but the computer is only recognizing one 256MB Ram. I have 2 (two) - 256MB RAM and would like to use both.

Both 256MB RAM are working fine in my other computer.

Can you tell me the problem?

Is the mother board DIMM 1 slot bad? (it is only a month old!)

Can the mother board only recognize slot’s DIMM 2 & DIMM 3 if slot DIMM 1 is filled?
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Question by:wcguerra
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by:oldgreyguy
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depending on how the manufacturer configured the memory, you may only have the availability of 3 banks of memory (modules can have memory on one side of the substrate, or both sides... 1 bank, 2 bank) So, you can have one double-sided and a single-sided module, or 3 single sided modules

do your modules have chips on both sides?
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by:slink9
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Are they the same speed?
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by:magarity
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I don't suppose this is any particular brand and model of computer, is it?

Can we assume this computer can accept 356MB modules in the first place?  Not all can.  Furthermore, even if it can use that size, it is not uncommon that it might only be able to use only one.  Consumer Dells are especially picky when installing large capacity memory modules.
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by:slink9
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Hey Magarity, watch those fingers!  Do you have any 356M DIMMs in your computer?
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by:magarity
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I just might; you can never tell what I'll be up to next.
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by:slink9
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Is that sort of like doubling the memory in an old XT by soldering chips on top of the memory chips already there?  I believe that brought some machines up to a whopping 128K!!
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by:wcguerra
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Turns out that the chip was faulty! A replacement 256 is working fine. Thanks to all.
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by:wcguerra
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Turns out that the chip was faulty! A replacement 256 is working fine. Thanks to all.
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Thank you for adding the solution you found.  I have refunded your 50 points to you and rather than deleting this moved it to our PAQ to close it, since it may help others in the future with similar problem.
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