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General Memory Slot Configuration Question

Q: General Memory Slot Configuration Question

I just recently purchased a 1gb stick of Kingston ddr400 Ram for my pc.

Currently i have 2 x 512mb sticks in my 1st and 3rd slot of my MB. I currently use the Asus A7N8X-D Board. 3 Memory slots total. What would you suggest me to do for the order of my memory or does it even matter ?

Slot 1 : 512mb
Slot 2 : Empty
Slot 3 : 512mb

Eventually going to be 3gb Memory but Im not the best in these types of configurations.

Thanks ahead of time guys.

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A: General Memory Slot Configuration Question

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My PC came preloaded with DDR pc2100 memory that we all know operates at 266mhz. I'm not too particular about speed but I was wondering if I wanted to buy pc2700, pc3200 or even pc3500, would it still work to some degree in my pc (at the 266 or more). The reason why is because when I buy a new system that supports all the features of these high speed memory modules all I need to do is just simply switch. When I mean DDR I mean the 184-pin type. (what other is there?) NOT SDRAM or SODIMM.

A:General Memory Question

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Why does my computer take so long to perform simple functions such as opening a word document or launch a program? Can take anywhere from 30 second to 5 minutes, while in Task Manager the CPU Usage is 2%, and Commit Charge is 577/3939M. I mean I expect slowdown when I'm running the CPU up to like 60-70% (almost never happens) and doing a ton of things, but when I'm not running anything else I can't see what's slowing me down.

36 Background processes running, about 15 of them are SYSTEM, 2 are applications I have open, 7 or 8 soundcard-related, 3 for videocards and 3 for network controller. Of the remaining, nothing seems very suspicious.

I've obviously scanned for virus/spyware, all clear there.

I'm using:
AMD 64X2 4400+ 2.2GHz
2 GB of RAM
HD is a typical Western Digital 7200 RPM SATA, 250gb capacity about 80gb free right now.

A:General Question about Memory Usage

its proberly because you have used almost 170GB what you can do is defrag the disk that should hopefully speed up processes

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Can I add the following ram board to my existing [email protected] with CL2.5?
PC2700 @333mgz with CL3
I have checked with my computer manufacturer and they state that my system will accept 1GB.

A:Ram memory configuration question

If you're existing memory is clocked @ 266mhz than you may indeed be able to use the PC2700 333mhz memory but it will run at 266mhz. It really all depends on your motherboard.

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I have a AMD 7870 Dual slot video card on my Asus M5A99X-Evo Motherboard. It is installed in the first 16x slot...and I also have a PCI-e 1x XF-I Titanium Sound card. The problem I am having is that one of the 1x slots is covered by the video card, and the 2nd one is open, but right smack below the Video card. My Video card is the Sapphire 7870 GHz Edition non OC.. Attached is a picture of what I am trying to explain. My other question is: Will this cause issues since one of the GPU fans is semi covered? Its it recommended? Last question: If I move this to one of the 8x slots below on my motherboard, will it cause my 16x PCI-E slot to slow down? Thanks ahead of time for any help you can provide.

Computer Specs -

Asus M5A99x-Evo Motherboard (AM3+)
AMD FX 8350 8 Core (4Ghz)
Sapphire AMD Radeon 7870 GHz Edition (2GB)
8GB DDR3 1600 Kingston HyperX memory (2x 4GB)
500GB WD Black Edtion SATA HD
1TB WD Black Edtion SATA HD
Sound Blaster XF-I Titanium PCI-E 1x Sound Card
Thremaltake 750 80+ Bronze PS (Smart Series)

A:Question about PCI-e slot below dual slot video card

My opinion ...

Yes, setting up like that will have an impact. The air flow to your GPU will be restricted so it will more than likely run hotter than it did. It may still stay withing recommended specs, but it will run hotter.

The motherboard has onboard sound (Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC ), any particular reason why you don't use that? Onboard sound is perfectly good for gaming and the like now, its not like older machines where you needed a dedicated card for decent quality. In my opinion, you only need a dedicated card if you are doing a lot of detailed audio work (mixing, remastering and other specific audio work). This would totally remove the issue.

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Hey all,

Does it matter in which order PCI cards are arranged on a motherboard?

I have a 4 PCI slots (1 being closest to the processor) and they are filled as follows:

Slot 1 - Video card
Slot 2 - empty
Slot 3 - Sound card
Slot 4 - modem

It is an Intel D845GLLY board, and according to mfg specs, the SMBus is routed to slot #2. Should I put the video card in this slot, or does it matter?

The rest of the specs of the machine are:
1.7Ghz P4 processor
BFG Asylum GeForce 5200 OC 256MB graphics card
SoundBlaster LIVE! 5.1 sound card

I am trying to squeeze every last bit of juice out of this thing to get my newer games running better. Yes, all the drivers are up-to-date, BIOS is optimized, etc.

Thanks all, this is my first post here, and I'm looking forward to getting some good info, and sharing what little I have.

Cheers - Jones

A:PCI slot configuration and SMBus

Wow, with the quality of some of the posts I've read here, I am surprised nobody stepped up to the plate on this one...

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So I've had this problem for a few months with my thinkpad x220, win7 home premium 64 bit. I used ccleaner, run memtest86 multiple times, chkdsk multiple times, sfc scan multiple times, none that helped. Sfc always detects errors but always cannot fix some of them. I have mse, avast, and malwarebytes and scanned them with absolutely no results. I've run rootkit scanners with no results.

Basically after a few hours the memory use rises up to ~95% out of my 8gb, with absolutely no intensive processes running. I'll attach rammap and processexplorer screenshots. I know this is not "normal" behavior because once my ram goes over 85% the system slows down to where I can't end tasks, open new programs, even things like deleting a file take minutes. Once it reaches 90 or 95, my screen starts flashing black(kind of like if you blink fast). I have to hard restart every time this happens. This is not normal, I've had "experts" on other forums tell me its win7 using the ram to its greatest. Its not, As soon as I restart and open my usual programs(browser, steam, openoffice, winamp, utorrent) my ram is at around 30 or 40 percent. If I leave the same programs open, and just leave it on for ~4 hours the ram gets to 90% and my screen starts flashing and I have to reboot.

If you look at the rammap and process explorer shots, the most ram intensive programs are chrome and firefox, but they only use ~500mb each. Everything else is only 50-100mb and do not add up to the 7... Read more

A:General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?

Hi mesohamster welcome to SevenForums

First I recommend uninstalling Avast then we could go from there . Using Revo Uninstaller

Click on the app inside RevoUnistaller and choose uninstall
Click on Yes to agree you want to uninstall
If you get the builtin Uninstaller for the app use that and once you're done click Finish
Back inside RevoUninstaller click on Next
Let RevoUninstaller scan for left over registry keys . Click on Select All and choose Delete .
Once done click on Next.
Let the left over files and folders be locates then Click on Select All then click Delete then Next and you should be done .

Restart PC

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Hello All,

This thread is a Work-In-Progress...

NOTE: If you are a novice user on W8.1 (I'm not sure on W10 - haven't tested it but I would bet it performs the same as on W8.1) and are looking for a quick answer as to which AV you should use, then I strongly suggest Emsisoft Internet Security. It is almost bug free and has very good learnability and usability. The product is particularly well-suited to the novice user.

I feel compelled to post this thread since I see users making the same misguided, uninformed mistakes over-and-over. What is contained herein is solely my own thoughts on how to go about developing your own optimized security configuration. My ideas have developed over time and are based upon hard-won, real world experience. In other words I've made most, if not all, the mistakes. If I can prevent even just one user from experiencing the disappointment, confusion and frustration that I have experienced then I will be satisfied.

This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to which types of softs you should include in your security configuration. There exists such infos here at MT. See @Umbra's suggestions here: http://malwaretips.com/threads/umbras-concept-of-layered-config.12352/ .

Ultimately, each user must decide for themselves what works best for them - both personally and on their specific system.

0. Ground "Zero"...

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A:General Comments On Building A Strong Security Configuration

Great advice based on experience and, as you say, it is crucial the attitude of the user.
There is no security software that protects the user from himself.

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I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

Thank you in advance.

A:group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Read this
But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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yes or no ?? will this have a bad effect on the computer ?/ any info is appreciated

A:Is it bad to use PC100 memory on a PC133 memory slot ??

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When inserting memory module on the memory slot it was not aligned properly. When i turn on the power i noticed smoke and i immediatly turned off the power. Removed memory module and half of it was burnt, now my question is the memory slot damaged? Because its slightly burned in the inside slot, could i install a new memory module in that particular slot? or do i have to change the memory slot thats on the mother board?

A:Memory Slot

You are probably lucky if you didn't kill the whole board. The slot is most likely toast. If you were brave enough to try another stick in the same slot, it may not work, or it may burn-up something else. I don't think changing the slot is really an option. Motherboards are not exactly repairable items.

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other day my computer made loud long Beeps at Post.
Google listings said dram problem.
I normally run 4gb of ram in a 2-2 configuration. I removed the card from B1 and then my system started fine with just one
card in A1.
wondered if it was just the card its-self so I placed the removed card into slot A1. still started up fine with just one card (original B1 card) installed in A1.
then I placed other card which was originally in slot A1 into slot B1 to be back to 2-2 again. back to long Beep at
Post again. as long as i leave B1 empty then my system starts fine.. motherboard manual says i have to have a card in
A1 and B1 for duel channel to work--- right now i only got 2gb showing on start up page.

looked at System Device Manager and found a funny thing. no yellow markers shown but
-----all my Nvidia nForce Ware slots show "no driver installed for this device".
but under the "driver tab" each shows the driver name and version listed. driver update wizard for each said "the correct driver
software program was installed". ran "scan for hardware changes" --- found nothing.
here is list ---Direct Memory Access Controller, High Precision Event Timer, nForce Memory Controller listed twice,
Numeric data Processor, Nvidia nForce PCI System Management, PCI Standard RAM Controller listed 17 times,
Programmable Interrupt Controller, System Timer.
all with no driver installed but driver name and version listed under driver tab.

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A:bad memory slot B1???

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Hp 14-amo54tx original come with 4gb memory .. I want to add 4gb memory so it will  operate faster on win 10 SLHow many memory slot is it in HP 14-Am054tx model . and where is it located ?Is it easy to add memory module in it ?  

A:how many memory slot ?

Hi, Your machine has Two non-customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots (Intel Core processors)DDR4-2133 dual channel supportSupports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or (2048×2)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1) You can find part number on page 52 of the following manual:             http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05273274.pdf 1. and where is it located ?Also from page 52, the manual will tell you where 2. Is it easy to add memory module in it ?Not easy thies is why this work needs an Authorized Service Provider parts Note: You need an Authorized Service Provider parts to add RAM for you if you wish to keep warranty. Regards. 

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I have been building computers for years and never found a reason for the placement of the memory slots on a motherboard. If you look at a board that uses an Intel CPU, the slots used are1-3 and/or 2-4. If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4. Does anybody know why this is? No, I'm not trying to make a better motherboard, I'm just curious enough to finally ask.

Thanks for any info anyone can give.

A:Memory slot placement

'If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4.'

refer to the MSI K9N - which see;


Dual channel with slots 1/3 or 2/4.

Assuming that you installed 2 Gb in 4 modules of dual channel ram and it is used from byte 0 to 2047 linearly, then assuming that the average 2 Gb ram install running XP uses about 50% of the Ram running avg8 (as example), you would get heating in ram modules 1 and 3 and none to speak of in 2 and 4.

Thus, heat separated components and better cooling.

My opinion.

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I just purchased my computer yesterday. I removed my Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo from my digital camera and was going to download them to my computer. The slot came with a Dell piece. My memory stick is too small. It did not come with an adapter and I have no idea how to get it installed. Any ideas???

A:need help with memory stick slot

It is likely that the two aren't compatible.

What model Dell do you have? The type of adapter that you need depends on what slots your Dell has.

Also - most cameras come with a USB cable. Could you use that instead?

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i just joined earlier today, im seriously in need of help..
my friend ask me to fix his pc...i tried to replace the memory with 2 512mb ddr with his original memory 128mb and a 256mb of ram...just then when replacing it and turning it on ...i heard a huge "beep!".. then i immediately shut the pc down...then when i check it up...i saw i "black spot" on one of the memory slot..i figured it out its fried up....luckily the mobo has two memory slot , only one of the slot had been fried....i replaced the two 512mb with the original ones...the problems now is that.....the pc is kinda slow in starting up showing the bios..and showing a "blue error screen" after and sometimes restarting over and over again..
i really need your help guys... really really need it...
im counting on this site for any help you can give..

raj, philippines

A:Fried memory slot, help

You not only fried the memory slot, you have damaged the motherboard

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Am attempting to add a 2nd memory module but machine will not boot with the upgrade in place (just a black screen).  It  runs fine with either the original Samsung 4GB or the additional Kingston 8GB in the lower slot (factory configuration), but not with both installed.  I also tried a Crucial 4GB  before getting the 8GB, returned that one thinking it was faulty.  Modules are all identical clock speed, type, etc.  Have spent 5+ hours with online chat support, reconfiguring BIOS, switching out modules, running memory & board tests (all passed) with no results.  HP insists the memory modules must be incompatible for some unspecified reason. I have been told by two technicians that the machine should run with the memory in either slot.  I tried operating with one in the upper slot only.  It will not boot with either module there.  Bad board or still more likely a configuration problem?  I've installed a fair number of these upgrades over the years and never run into anything like this.  Any rational thoughts appreciated.

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So recently my colleague tried to upgrade the RAM in his laptop, but he ended up messing up really bad he actually broke the only memory slot on the motherboard (yikes!). He asked me to take a look at it for him, and I was pretty surprised how badly he had messed it up (as in there's no way it could be fixed). I told him he might have to replace the entire motherboard, but he really can't afford that right now. I let him know that might be his only option, but I decided to ask here before giving up. The rest of the motherboard is fine; only the memory slot is broken. So is it possible to replace just the memory slot without replacing the entire motherboard? And if so, can anyone help me out with doing this? He does really need his laptop, so any help would be awesome.

A:Broken memory slot

How long can he go without a laptop?
That is a big project. You will need to be a master with a solder gun. Just getting the old part off without melting the motherboard will be an adventure. There are a LOT of pins.

First you will need to find the Brand and model # of the motherboard. You can use CPU-Z for that - it will list the info on the third tab.

Then, armed with that info you will search for the RAM SOCKET replacement. This is where it will get interesting, as the available sources will be in Asia. Shipping will kill you (for a $3 part). And you will probably need some translation skills too.

Your colleague really couldn't afford to mess his RAM Socket up. Now his best bet is to buy a new laptop.

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I was told by Lenovo that one slot will accomodate 1 gig of memory, instead of using 2 half gig sticks. I was also told about something called "memory boost" as an external memory source to increase memory. has anyone heard of this? I want to run PhotoshopCS and need 1 GIG of memory and don't want to get new motherboard(the machine is long out of warantee). can anyone help on this issue?
thanks, JeffB

A:Bad Memory Slot in IBM T30 Laptop

"readyboost" is a feature only available for Vista, where it can use a USB memory stick as an alternative to paging back to the hard drive, it's not really in place of RAM.

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Can anyone tell me where the RAM expansion slot is on a MITAC 7521 laptop, I can't find it. DOH!


A:Can't find my memory slot !!!

look at the manual or call the manufacturer.

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I have a Tecra 8100 Laptop running Windows XP Professional. The latptop has two slots (A & B) in which you can add 128MB of memory each.

When starting up the PC with both modules installed, I get the error message:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt


You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Select R at the first screen to repair."

I have done as indicated and done a full repair on Windows XP but still get same message.

I then went to Microsoft.com to search the knowledge base. According to Microsoft, the above message indicates

"This issue may occur if your computer contains a hardware component that is either damaged or is incompatible with Windows XP."

I followed their instructions and it turns out that if I put just 128 MB in memory Slot A, the computer starts up fine. If I add it in 128MB in slot B, I get the above problem. At first I thought it was a bad memory module, but if I switch them, they will both start up the computer in Slot A when used by themselves. So it appears to me that Slot B is the problem somehow.

Any thoughts or assistance greatly appreciated.

A:Memory Slot Problem

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Where is the memory card slot on the Pavilion 550-126?  The slot on the front does not look like the right size.  Is there a way to get a diagram of the front and rear functions?

A:550-126 where is memory card slot

Hi, Very interesting. The following link shows its specs:     http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c04875975 It has 7-in-1 multimedia card readerFigure : View of memory card readerSupports the following cards:Secure Digital? (SD)Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)SDXCMemory StickMemory Stick SelectMemory Stick PROMemory Stick MagicGateWith Front I/O portsUSB 3.0: 2Headphone: 1Microphone: 1and Back I/O portsFigure : Odense back I/O panelUSB 2.0: 2LAN (Ethernet)HDMI: 2USB 3.0: 2Audio: Line inAudio: Line outAudio: MicrophoneI believe it is at the front but where. What is your card ? Is it on the list above ? Regards. 

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Hi,my name is fajar from indonesiai want to add new memory to my laptop HP 1000-1b09auin CPU-Z, my laptop have 2 memory slot,but, i can't find other memory slot where is the other slot ?  Thanks for help  Best Regards,

A:I Can't Find Other Memory Slot

Hi: If you look at the illustration in chapter 4, page 52 of the service manual, it appears that the memory slots are stacked on top of each other. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03762978

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My Hp Pavilion g6 1200 tx did not pose any problems for 4 years. But a week ago I upgraded my RAM from 4 to 8gb. The shopkeeper inserted hynix 4gb  ddr3 ram. So that makes two rams in my loptop  :-1. Samsung ( Came when I purchased laptop 4 years ago ) - 4gb ddr32. Hynix 4b ddr3 After a week my laptop stoped working. Showing it two service center they said one of my memory slot is damaged and can't be used. So now I had only one memory slot active with 4gb ram inside it. My Question  is :-1. CAN I INSERT 8GB RAM IN ONE MEMORY SLOT (SINCE OTHER ONE IS DAMAGED)  OF MY PAVILION G6 1200 TX MOTHERBOARD . If yes then please tell me :-1. Of what type of ram should I be looking for ( Sepecification )2. From where should I buy . Crucial got 4gb * 2 ram which I can't usePlease reply ASAP. Thanks & RegardsPrince Soni

A:Can I upgrade my 4g ram to 8gb ram in one memory slot. Other...

Hi, You can't put 8GB in one slot and it does not support 8GB (in 2 slots 4*2) that may explain why "Other one is damaged". Please only follow the book. Must be some reasons behind the 6GB max as mentioned on page 3:       http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02968997.pdf    (Second manual of the following link):       http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC-series/5145704/model/5163239/manuals Regards.

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it seems that the memory stick slot doesnt work anymore. in the device manager there is a yellow question mark and it says that it it not working. i would try installing the drivers but i kinda lost the recovery cd or what not. well before when i bought this, VAIO PCV-RX580, it was using Windows XP Home and now i use Professional. not sure if that makes a difference. im just wondering is there anyway i can get the memory stick slot to work again?

A:MEMORY Stick SLot???

Try updating the drivers from here, search for your memory device.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and run Windows XP. my memory card slot recently stopped working. I used to be able to insert my memory card from my digital camera and download my pictures and now it no longer works. It doesn't even show up under My Computer under removable storage. Please help!

A:memory card slot

Put a card in it and:

Look in Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager

Expand the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" and see if a USB mass storage device is listed.

Also look to see no yellow ? or ! are shown, indicating missing drivers.

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actually, i was used to a pc with 160mb-ram - which is 32 + 128. now i own a faster one with one single 512mb-slot. but unfortunately, some problems occur: gta3 is collapsing all the time, i cannot copy a normal 1024x768 .tga-image to clipboard via corel (»low memory«) and after watching some freshly downloaded quake3-bots i got the message »low memory«, too. sometimes, even some multitasking surfing can bring me up to fully busy memory - is this a technical problem or am i asking for too much power!? i heard something like this memory-damage would lead to the problems i have.
speaking against it is a rather stable quake3 while in game and a fascinating stable 1nsane played also in 1280x1024 - without any stinky problem.

thanks and regards,

A:¿maybe my memory-slot damaged?

The memory module might be faulty or motherboard might not support 512M modules

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My motherboard just went out on my pc and I was wondering if there is something that I can hook up to my laptop that will let me read whats on my pc memory, kind of a external memory slot or something. I've been searching google for a few hours and I can't find anything and I know you guys always know what your talking about and answer very quickly. Any help would be appreciated.

A:External Pc Memory Slot

Your actual data is not stored in the memory, its stored on the hard drive. And it's very easy to connect a hard drive to any other PC, there are many adapters for this.

Here's a version that simply connects a drive, either SATA or PATA(IDE) to a USB port without any enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

Here's a version that basically converts the drive into an external drive that you can safely use that way: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388017
This one only supports SATA hard drive with a connector like this: http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&s...dsp=35&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:28,i:160&tx=102&ty=76

More enclosures to choose from: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=92&name=External-Enclosures

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I have an IBM T30 laptop which has 2 slots for memory. Which is the primary? I am adding a 512 mb memory module and I want to know which slot should contain the 512 and which
one the remaining 256. BTW, even though I have a 256 in each slot most of the time it only
recognizes a single 256 module. Thanks for your info.

A:Solved: which memory slot?

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This is a hardware question for anyone that can help me out. I have tried to upgrade the ram in a dell dimension 5150, after seating the additional ram one of the existing slots containing ram started smoking with an obvious plastic burning smell. I have removed all ram and the burning is still occurring when powering on accompanied by a loud beeping noise. It's clear that one of the slots is melting. Need to know what my options are now. New board, or can this be rectified. Obviously the slot is now damaged and can't be used but there are three remaining. Never experienced this and unsure what has caused it to happen ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Memory slot smoking

Please place your system specs, that way we could help you easier.:
System Info - See Your System Specs

The beeping noise, is it a one long beep? Or is it accompanied by another long or short beep?

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I have a dell dimension 9200 and the motherboard can handle a maximum of 4gb of ram, but is there a limit per slot?

In other words does it have to be 4 x 1gb sticks of ram or can I use 2 x 2gb sticks?

The reason I ask is that I've had lots of bsod and crashes recently and after performing lots of tests using memtest it seems that 2 of the ram slots on my motherboard are bad meaning I only have 2 good ones to use.


A:Maximum memory per slot?

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com will provide that answer for you.

According to crucial

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.

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i have a N1996 motherboard with two slots for 184pin memory. i have purchased a new module to slot into the second slot but i just get a long beep then the beep stops, then a long beep again etc.
i have just tried the original one in the second slot(on its own) twice, but still the beep. i have put the memory back into the first slot and it works fine.

any help would be grateful

would i need to change the bios setting, or do you think that the second memory bank is down.

A:second ram memory slot just getting a long beep

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Can i upgrade my 4gb ram to 8gb? How many slot does hp 15 g005ax have?

A:hp 15-g005ax maximum memory and slot

Hi, It has: 1 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slotSupports single-channel memoryDDR3L-1600-MHz Single Channel SupportDDR3L-1333-MHz Single Channel Support (DDR3-1600 downgrade to DDR3-1333)Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or (2048×2)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1) Source: 3rd manual on the following link, page 2        http://support.hp.com/my-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/6545564/model/7169754/manuals and the answers: (a) Yes (b) only one. Page 65 of the manual shows you part number and how to install RAM Regards.

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How can I upgrade my laptop memory? There isn't a memory slot at the bottom of the laptop.

A:I can't find the memory slot to Satellite S70-B-10V

Memory slots on this notebook model are placed under the bottom cover so when RAM modules must be exchanged or upgraded bottom cover must be removed.
Please note: on some notebook models RAM upgrade is supported by notebook owners and RAM upgrade steps are described in user?s manuals document.

I your case such upgrade is not supported and RAM upgrade should be done by authorized service provider.
Generally speaking bottom cover removal is not complicated but you should not do it alone. This will cancel valid warranty.

In my opinion, before you do anything contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for help. Simply pick up some info about price and compatible RAM modules.

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Hi guys,

I'm working on a windows vista computer that would restart randomly and get a window exception bsod. I took out a memory module and ran memtest86 with memory in slot 1. Failed. Swapped it out with another memory stick but on the SAME slot on the motherboard. Failed.

Took that stick, put it in another slot on mobo. Passed. Took the other stick put in in that next slot, got the restarts again. Could it be that the memory slot that went bad on the mobo also caused the memory stick to go down with it?

A:Solved: bad memory stick AND slot?

Yes, that could be possible.

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Alrighty, I'm running an MSI K8N Neo4. I've had it for a while, so far I've just been running a 512 stick in the first, green slot. Someone got me two sticks of 512 to fill out my system, I installed them but only recognized 1g of ram. I checked the manufacturer's site to find
a nice diagram about dual and single channel memory that makes no sense to me. I believe all the sticks are dual channel, they have memory modules on both sides of the ram (if that is how you tell, I'm not sure). All three sticks are kingston value ram, they are pc3200, all three work (as I discovered after some musical chairs with memory). I'm currently running the two new sticks, recognizing 1g of memory, while I have my original stick in a box.

Can anyone help me out with the diagram or point me in the direction of something more helpful? The manufacturer's website has an online tech support page that is under construction. I just downloaded the manual but I was hoping for some easy insight.
Anything would be greatly appreciated at this point.

A:Color coded memory slot help.


Did you scroll down to the "DIMM Module Combination" and "MSI Reminds You..." and read what is posted there?

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I removed my memory card before ejecting it. Now my memory card slot doesn't work at all. I have done it before and got help on fixing but I can't remember how I did it. It is a readable card and I have tried several different ones so it's not a issue with card itself. The computer doesn't even see I am putting it in. Please help I do a lot of photo's and it's annoying to have find the computer plug everytime I need to get the pictures off.

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I recently purchase a 4gb upgrade for my Flex 2-14 and since plugging into second slot - wouldn?t start up. I could hear hard drive and see keyboard light up but no monitor. I went ahead and bought another identical one from Crucial after a friendly ?compatibility chat.? Both 4gb DDR3L 1600 SODIMM 1.35V CL11 (CT51264BF160B.C16FN2). Same deal. I?ve removed all screws, keyboard and swapped around combinations and both work in main slot, but nothing works in second. All had been very securely clicked in. I?ve upgraded chipset and also am running Win10 Upgrade 64bit. Nothing in bios seems to allow modification for ram upgrade. Help? I will personally send you a Starbucks card if this gets solved! Thank you.

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My Compaq nx7400 has a pop-out tray on the left side, with 4 slots for memory cards - I think ?! I've tried loading an SD card into the tray & pushing the tray in - but without success..... Anyone know the correct way to use this weird plastic tray thingy ?? Thanks

A:How do I use the memory card slot on my laptop ??

Hi, I have a new G72-25OUS laptop, I'm wondering how to use the slot on the left side, that says SD-MS/Pro-MMC-XD? I assume its to put a SD card in from my camera to upload photos, do I just stick it in and if so, how do I get it out? I don't have a manual, didn't come with one and can't find info in the help section. Hope someone knows how to do this. Thanks.  

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1. Expansion SlotWhat is the expansion slot specification for this model as we would like to add a dedicated graphics card with DisplayPort ? 2. MemoryHow many memory slots does it have on the motherboard ?What type of memory is required ?What is the maximum memory supported on the motherboard ? 


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A:XC-704 Expansion Slot & Memory Upgrade

Ok, Sorry looking up the model at Kingston and a couple other sites didn't show your computer and seeing I hadn't seen any I was confused. Based on what I have found maybe a Model from other country.  With that said it looks like it comes with 2gig DDR3L Ram and is Upgradable to 8Gig Also looks like yours comes With 1 PCI Express x16 Slot. I am not sure with the PSU and with that slot if you would be able to upgrade to a different Graphics Card. GPU and size of case would put a huge limit on what could be able to fit...  James

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I have an XPS L702X. yesterday I was replacing the ram and on one of them the clips broke completely off. I put both sticks in and the computer read them. I suppose the only way to fix this wold be to replace themotherboard? I had had the dell depot replace replace the motherboard back in December. Is there a warranty on replaced parts?

A:memory slot clips broke off

The only true fix is a board replacement - yes.  The warranty on repair parts is 90 days or the remainder of the system warranty, whichever is longer -- that said, this would be considered accidental damage even if a warranty were in place, and unlikely covered.

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Hello, I have a server with consistent  error 517- Memory Configuration requires a memory fan and this fan is not detected. Plase help. Dudeze75

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I'm sorry this is so long, but please take the time to read it all because I have already taken a LOT of steps to solve this myself.

I am an IT Professional, and have been since the 80s. The computer I'm having the problem with is mine, it has always had up-to-date AV, and has Automatic Updates on. I check it every so often with SpyBotS&d or MalwareBytes, and it has NEVER had anything besides tracking cookies. It has been on a secured wireless network (out in the middle of nowhere, doubt anyone would hack it), with both a hardware firewall at the DSL entry point and Windows Firewall on. It has never had a Memory Stick in its slot before now. The only removable media I've ever used with it is a big USB disk for backups, which unfortunately has not been done in about 6 months. I've never had Limewire or any other risky stuff installed on this computer. I don't use FaceBook, or any of the social networking, I don't surf any type of risky sites, and I don't download anything onto this computer. Its the safest computer on the planet.

The computer is a Sony Vaio K-series laptop, probably 4-5 years old, running XP Home SP3 and IE8. Here's the sequence of events as best I recall them.

6/10/2009 - everything is fine, I'm looking up something boring like outboard motor parts. Its supposed to storm tomorrow, so I am going to unplug it. Automatic Updates are downloaded and ready to install, so I choose "Install Updates and Shutdow... Read more

A:Vaio locks up unless Memory Stick is in slot

Hello SunBoss

I am happy to report that I have solved the identical problem you describe involving system hang on the Windows XP splash screen and the yellow memory stick light turning on at that point. Similar to your experience I could boot in safe mode but no way to get into a normal boot. As this was a client machine on a limited budget I could not waste a lot of time and contacted the client and got authorization to do a full system restore figuring it would eliminate any software issues (conclusion based on ability to boot in safe mode it seemed reasonable?). Much to my surprise after a full factory restore from the OEM restore DVD the symptom was still there, in fact the restore could not complete because it required a full normal boot to finish the restore. So now I was really perplexed, no way it was software (given that the drive had been fully erased and reformatted), so that only leaves hardware and the memory stick module seemed the likely culprit and on a hunch I tore the bloody thing apart (keyboard, rear hinge cover, and all screws from bottom of the case) which allowed be just enough clearance to get inside and remove the ribbon cable from the memory stick module and presto the problem is resolved and unit now boots normally and I am in the process of bringing the system back up to current standards with all the updates, etc, and have already done multiple reboots with no problems. So I suspect you will find similar results once you go through the difficult ... Read more

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My printer's memory card slot isn't recognized by my computer. I am running Vista. Can anyone help with this. I contacted the printer's tech support and they tried but said it was a Microsoft problem.

A:Memory card slot not recognized on printer

Welcome sannallett,
Sounds like a tech support answer. What is the Brand and Model of the printer?
In Device Manager under your Printer is there a notification sign?

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When I populate slot2 with 512mb noname ddr1 I cannot boot into windows, BIOS comes up ok and memory tests ok. This is intermittent but now almost 90% of the time it won't boot. slot1 contains a 1GB kingston pc3200.

With no ddr in slot2 it boots ok and with a 1GB stick (corsair) it boots ok. I guess it was the noname 512MB stick but seems strange it passed all the memory tests (from ubuntu grub loader)

MB is an Asus K8S-MX

A:Won't boot into windows with 2nd memory slot filled

hi what happens when you put the 512MB stick in slot 1 and the 1gb stick in slot 2? kinda surprised your running win7 64bit on just 1.5 gb of ram.

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Hi, I recently bought a notebook from HP, the HP 355 G2 with A8-6410 processor.Inside there was a 4GB DDR3L-1600 Kingston memory module shipped, and there are two slots available. I checked with CPU-Z and other tools, and it showed a DRAM Frequency of 800MHz. I added a 8GB DDR3L-1600 Cruical memory module to the second slot, and checked again with CPU-Z.The DRAM Frequency was just 665.3MHz, the memory size of 12GB was recognized correctly. I thought it must be because of two different modules, got for testing two other identical 4GB DDR3L-1600 Kingston memory modules, and DRAM Frequency was again just 665.3MHz. And, if only one slot is used, with any DDR3L-1600 I had available, DRAM Frequency was 800MHz. But whenever both slots are used, it dropped to 665.3MHz. What's wrong? Do I need some specific memory modules for this notebook, respectively CPU and memory controller? HP Support suggested just that, but I believe it's not because of this. Perhaps the memory controller is working that way that it drops down to 665.3MHz if both slots are used. But why should that be? With none of my previous notebooks or pc this happened, always the memory speed as specified. And Google says, that A8-6410 has a single-channel memory contoller for DDR3L-1866, which would be even faster, but instead it runs with 1333. I currently use Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, if this of matter. Cheers

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