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Ram only works in 1 slot

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December 29, 2012 7:48:09 PM

So every time I put ram in the other slot it beebs and I know it's the slots because all the ram works in the first slot but the other 3 won't work

It's a hp pavilion a6042n
I have 2x2 gb and a 2x512 for a 5gb
Amd Athlon 64 x2 3800
Onboard nvidia GeForce 6150se nforce 430
MCP61PM-HM (Nettle) motherboard

I just replaced the motherboard with a brand new one its the same as the old one (MCP61PM-HM (Nettle) )

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a b } Memory
December 29, 2012 8:17:15 PM

Hi, Have you checked the CPU for bent pins? It might be a memory controller issue.
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December 29, 2012 8:19:00 PM

Hi, thanks for the quick reply.
The cpu has no bent pins and is brand new along with the motherboard.
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December 29, 2012 8:20:33 PM

I know all three of the ram slots can't be broken.
both of the blue slots dont work and the one black slot also does not work
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a b } Memory
December 29, 2012 8:32:00 PM

I would check though the CPU using a magnifying glass.
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December 29, 2012 11:36:03 PM

I looked again, everything seems in order.
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a b } Memory
December 29, 2012 11:48:13 PM

Then I would RMA both motherboard and CPU.
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January 18, 2013 6:44:41 PM

i cant rma motherboard and i switched out the cpu same problems
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February 24, 2013 8:33:51 PM

Help
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March 9, 2013 1:15:05 PM

Does anybody know how to fix this issue?
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a b } Memory
March 9, 2013 5:38:38 PM

I found the tech specs on your motherboard ....
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

make sure all your ram you're trying to use matches the requirements....
Dual channel memory architecture
Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Supports PC-4200 (533 MHz), PC2-5300 (667 MHz), and PC-6400 (800 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
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