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My motherboard will support up to 2GB of pc2100 ddr ram. I currently have 2 X 256MB (512MB total :) ).

I recently tried to upgrade my ram. I was given 2 X 512MB pc3200 to try. I was told that it would most likely clock itself down to the pc2100.

I have only two slots for ram.

When I installed the "new" ram, system was still showing a total of 512MB, with slot 1 empty.

I checked and rechecked, switching slots, making sure that everything was nice and tight, and still slot 1 was always empty.

Then the wonder blue screen of death appeared. A little win32k.sys error. My BF freaked when he saw the physical memory dump counting up. I guess he expected the pc to blow up or something.

I was able to restart the computer and all was fine again, but still showing only 512MB and an empty slot 1.

Along with that, my McAfee crapped out on me. I was not able to repair the program.

So I stuck my 2 X 256MB back in. Slot 1 now was being recognized, and McAfee eventually repaired itself.

Is there something I'm missing here? Or is that ram just not for me?

Thanks ahead of time for the replies!
 
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