|03 Nov 2012||#1|
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upgrading single ram block on defect motherboard.
Hello Windows 7 community, I am hoping to get some good advice as I find my knowledge has come a bit short, after a problematic troubleshoot.
I have been having a lot of different crashes on my computer for the last while, but have not really been looking too much into it. So I finally decided to look into it, and figured it looked to be RAM errors. So I ran a memtest86 and just as I thought, it gave me a bunch of errors. I went on troubleshooting, and found that both my ram blocks was working fine, in the first slot, and in the second slot as well. That confused me quite a bit, but I figured it might not be the problem after all. So I looked up CPU-ID, and found that the my memory only showed the second ram slot. So I went back to testing, now with the result that I am unable to boot my computer while having only ram in the first slot, but it works perfectly in the second slot.
At the moment I am running with only a single ram block, and a total of 2gb ram. I would like to have a more, as it feels a bit limiting.
My question is if I can upgrade my single slot to 4 or maybe 8gb ram, instead of buying a completely new computer, as a defect motherboard would usually result in, or will running with only one ram slot make to many problems?
I have a few specs if you need them
Motherboard: ASRock H55M-LE
RAM is 2gb Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 PC3-10700 (667MHz)
my OS is windows 7 home premium 64bit.
If there is any needed information I have not provided please tell me.
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|03 Nov 2012||#2|
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I found the specs on your MB here Newegg.com - ASRock H55M-LE LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard It says it supports 8 GB, so you could put 4 GB in one slot. I think you might be better off in saving your money and get a new PC. That is a pretty old MB.
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