Just Add Memory

You’d think that adding memory to a PC would be straight forward.

  • Power Off
  • Open the case
  • Pop out the old memory
  • Insert New
  • Close the case
  • Power on

And Bob’s your uncle.

But – it never turns out that way!

I figured I’d upgrade my 4 year old MSI mobos with some more memory,,, and for one – it won’t blasted detect both DIMMS now ( and yes I did check the MOBO manual which says you have to use DIMM slot 1&3 or 2 & 4 if you are not populating all DIMMs).

The other – bought at about the same time – I thought could take the one old DIMM add a new one and double it’s memory too – well I would never have guessed that it was using DDR not DDR2 like the other board.

At some point I’ll have to figure out what to do with:

a) why the PC won’t detect both¬† DIMMS

b) what to do with 2 1 GB DDR2 DIMMS¬† – I could try it in this MOBO – but if it won’t detect 2 DIMMS why would it work with 4?

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