This is my first post. I've got a very strange problem.
I have a 4 year old custom built PC utilizing an Intel P4 2.53 processor on a MSI 845PE Max motherboard. I had previously upgraded the ram from the original 512MB to 1 GB, by adding an additional stick of Kingston DDR333 RAM. It has been working fine.
I am trying to upgrade to 2 GB, to accommodate Photoshop CS3's insatiable appetite for memory
. I bought 2 sticks of Kingston DDR333 1GB ram. So here's the problem. The PC will only boot if I keep the original stick of no name 512 in the first slot. I can put whatever I want in the second slot.
The weird thing is, at first it would power on, but nothing would happen. Now it won't even power up with the new RAM in the first slot.
So I now have it upgraded to 1.5 GB, which is barely adequate. Before I try to return the other stick to Newegg, I thought I'd ask here for any suggestions.
Any help you guys may have is much appreciated.