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#1 Posted on 11.11.05 1857.53 Reposted on: 11.11.12 1859.02
I noticed my computer was running MUCH slower than usual today, so I did the usual virus check anti-spyware stuff. That all checked out, but on reboot, I'm now missing 256 MB of RAM. My computer had 768 MB of RAM (originally came with 256, I bought a 512 chip about 1.5 years ago).
This is the second time in about a year I've lost a 256 memory console. Is there some problem with mixing 256 and 512 that I don't know about? There's nothing prohibiting it in the book for my motherboard. Everything was running fine (this time) until my computer just rebooted for no good reason. I think I was just on the internet. After that reboot is when everything starting going hinky, so I'm assuming that caused (or maybe was a symptom) of what was going on.
I have some program that came with my motherboard, and the temps have been fine. It also is supposed to warm me if it's about to explode or something, and I haven't gotten one.
Is memory this fragile? Does it go bad just sitting in a computer? Is there anything I can do to see if my memory slot is an evil soul-sucking demon? Or should I just accept it as a fact of computer life and go buy memory tomorrow morning?
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#2 Posted on 11.11.05 1934.33 Reposted on: 11.11.12 1937.18
Memory can be tempermental. Try cleaning the contacts, sometimes they get dusty and the memory doesn't get recognised. If you have a mate with a similar spec PC, see if the ram will work in their PC. If it is dead, buy another 512.