Hi, I've recently been having problems with my PC running very slowly, so i've tried everything to cure it. I've run anti spyware, up-to-date AV and checked my ZA firewall is up to date. I've been reading the forums and decided to try CCleaner. I downloaded this and just as i was about to run it saw i only had 512k RAM on the spec list, which i thought was odd, as i should have 1024k (which i think is DDR). I went into My Computer and lo and behold, that's saying only 512K. I'm wondering what could have happened to the other 512k, and can i recover it? I should have 2 x 512 sticks (!). Can one just stop performing? You i just buy more RAM?
Thanks for any help!
ps not sure if i should have posted in absolute beginners for this thread?
I have just run a Crucial system scanner on my memory after looking around the forums, and its indicating the 2nd slot is empty. I can see the slot is full! By my powers of deduction i assume this would mean the card is probably not working correctly or has indeed failed!
Hm! SIW shows exactly what RAM I have and what is being used, Crucial scan does not show the memory I had added! System profile in control panel shows the same as SIW. For some reason the crucial scan is not finding the true state of what is!
Thanks for the help...not sure why but the memory has now reappeared! i shut down the pc and rebooted to desk top, and memory is now recognised. I'll tick resolved but not too sure of the initial problem as to why pc couldn't access the second card!if any one can shed any light of possible reasons......
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