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Lost soundcard after installing RAM

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December 27, 2012 10:34:26 AM

Hi

I've just installed 4gb RAM (2 x 2gb DDR2 sticks) into my winXP 32bit system.
Works fine, system shows just over 3gb available (as expected)
But.... no sound.
As far as I can see, the system no longer recognises that a soundcard exists.... should be a Realtek HDA onboard card.
System info, device manager..nothing seems to "see" the card it's as though it does not exist.
Tried checking the bios settings incase it's somehow been disabled but although I can bring up the bios screen during boot, keyboard seems to be dead, arrow keys,, enter, escape, do nothing. IT is a PS2 keyboard and I've tried a second one.

System specs
WinXP SP3 32 bit
Foxconn K8M890M2MB motherboard (with onboard sound)
Raeon X1550 series Video card
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2599 Mhz

Any help greatfully received
December 27, 2012 10:41:36 AM

Sorry
Duplicate post...got error message on first one so didn't realise the first had been accepted
December 27, 2012 1:43:49 PM

Solved
Problem occurred after fitting RAM
Swapped some about so now total 3gb (1gb + 2gb over 2 slots)
Lost about 1/2 gig that the system sees but it now sees the sound card.

Can only assume that it had allocated all memory before sound card with the 4gb installed...so couldn't see the sound card.

Thanks for all that looked, maybe my experience will help someone else.
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