The W
Views: 99945873
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
23.10.07 0424
The 7 - Internet & Computers - The case of the disappearing memory
This thread has 1 referral leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(277 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (3 total)
Roy.
Pepperoni
Level: 63

Posts: 831/1040
EXP: 2092452
For next: 4711

Since: 25.2.04
From: Keystone State

Since last post: 2357 days
Last activity: 827 days
#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?
Promote this thread!
Merc
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 379/680
EXP: 1212550
For next: 21327

Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

Since last post: 1288 days
Last activity: 1267 days
#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.
Roy.
Pepperoni
Level: 63

Posts: 832/1040
EXP: 2092452
For next: 4711

Since: 25.2.04
From: Keystone State

Since last post: 2357 days
Last activity: 827 days
#3 Posted on 12.11.05 1714.03
Reposted on: 12.11.12 1715.03
Well it's back. As mysteriously as it disappeared, I now have 768 MB of RAM again. My computer must be haunted. Can't wait until I get a new one...
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Get a free copy of Paint Shop Pro from Amazon - Free Shipping too
Next thread: How to make (very little) money working from home
Previous thread: Best LCD monitor?
(277 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Internet & Computers - The case of the disappearing memoryRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.13 seconds.