512mb memory,crucial says 1024mb?

  phillyw 15:07 17 Jul 2006

Hi, just bought a barebones with 512mb ram,bought an extra 512mb to put in spare slot,PC system in control panel says 1gb(just under).Downloaded belarc advisor which says i have 2 slots with 1024mb each!!!same goes for Crucial,whats happening,anybody advise please.
PS. system running ok just wondering about difference.

  phillyw 15:23 17 Jul 2006

would it be worth just emailing crucial,say?

  nob14 15:43 17 Jul 2006

try another socket.

  skidzy 15:49 17 Jul 2006

EVEREST Home Edition is a freeware system information, system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for home PC users,this may give you a more reliable result.However,Belarc has served me well in the past. click here

Sounds a little weird to me,try Everesthome.Let us know how you get on.

Hope this helps

  ed-0 16:02 17 Jul 2006

If the memory is single sided chips, then this can confuse some diagnostic programmes.

Everest is good, use the spd. Also use cpu-z click here and check the spd tab. Use the drop down box to check both modules.

  phillyw 17:45 17 Jul 2006

Thanks all,tried Everest and it was accurate,saying 2 sticks of 512 mb ram,thanx for help,cheers.

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