ram install not recognised help

  patso 14:47 27 Feb 2006

i have just installed a 256 mb ram card to my pc which has 256mb already in it but my system info tels me there is only 256 installed.the stick is 2700 333mhz 256mb the same as is already in pc.when i reboted after install there was no new hardware message.i am using xp home with sp2 and 40 gb hd any help please

  patso 15:06 27 Feb 2006

thanks i will try again and let you know i only bought the ram yesterday in pc world so i hope i can get a refund as its the same spec as is on pc so i will try again what you suggest .how do i know if it sees the ram.what do i go in to or where does windows show the additional ram.does it pick it up automatically as i might be looking in the wrong placs.thanks for replying

  Diemmess 15:20 27 Feb 2006

Follow Ventanas scheme of just the new RAM in the original slot and see what happens.

You can see basic details in Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System information>System Summary ....."total physical memory"

  patso 15:31 27 Feb 2006

ok will do its still showing 256 mb so i will have another try and post back thanks again for the help patso

  patso 15:35 27 Feb 2006

in the progs system info where you told me to look its still 256 so i am going to move the si=ticks around and see what happens i will post back many thanks ps crucial scan is showing 256 as well

  patso 16:38 08 Mar 2006

thanks lads for the advice and sorry for not posting sooner.i had a pc crash when trying to install the ram .as my pc was still under warranty i got them to put the ram in when they were sorting it out for me.i must have been doing something wrong as they installed it no problem and i now have 512mb in my pc.thanks again for all the info. patso

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