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Memory sticks in right order?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by marianne, Aug 19, 2006.

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  1. marianne

    marianne Thread Starter

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    I recently had memory installed by a tech. My computer has 4 slots. It came with 2 - 256MB sticks. I went to bios and noticed the order and was wondering if they should have been switched. I had 2 512MB sticks installed for a total of 1536MB. Our tech here at Staples sometimes makes mistakes but usually he is very good.

    Here's info from bios
    Installed memory 1536 MB/PC2 - 3200
    Memory bank 1 - 256 MB/DDR2
    Memory bank 2 - 512 "
    Memory bank 3 - 256 "
    Memory bank 4 - 512 "

    I've been getting crash messages in explorer and slow downs even though I keep computer cleaned up. Have mulitple spyware and avg free antivirus. If the above configuration is correct then perhaps one of the modules is bad. My signiture contains computer info.

    Thanks,
    Marianne
     
  2. pugmug

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    Could be a bad stick of ram.I would have put the order in 1=512,2=256,3=512,4=256.
     
  3. marianne

    marianne Thread Starter

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    Thanks. Is there a way I can check the memory without having to pull it out and replace.

    Marianne
     
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  5. marianne

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    Thanks for info. Glad I'm taking that computer repair class. Will post my results later after reading instructions.

    Marianne
     
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