Wife has an HP pavillion a6500f Intel based. 4GB (2GBx2)
Son has an HP Slimline AMD based (2GB)
All of a sudden the wifes pc, froze, then would not boot. after messing around.. running the diagnostics.. bad memory.
I took one stick out.. still no good. Swapped to the other stick... no good...?? hmmm both bad at once? not likely.
Went to my sons pc, swiped a meger 512 stick out of his.. stuck it in hers.. boots up (slowly thats for sure)
ok.. wow.. im thinking thats crazy! both sticks at once!
so, I order 2 new sticks (wintec pc6400 800mhz**) should be fine... Meanwhile I put my sons pny 2gb pc6400 800mhz stick in hers and make him suffer with 2 512 stock)
keeping up? lol
now.. new ram comes in... pull out sons stick.. and put the 2 new sticks in... nope.. wont boot!??? i put the 2 OLD stick in sons pc.. works fine!!!! damn wtf!! new sticks in mine.. they work fine!!
no matter what.. the only sticks I can get to work are the pny 2gb and a 512 stock stick in the wifes.
so now.. she doesnt know that she only has 2.5 GB's not sure she will ever know lol.. but my son now has 4GB (her old) and I dropped the new 4gb in mine (running 8GB now)