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Memory RAM will not fit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by louist44, 4 Mar 2011.

  1. louist44

    louist44 New Member

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    What would be the possible reasons for RAM to not fit a motherboard?
    Apart from getting the type of RAM wrong such as DDR in a DDR2 motherboard.

    Im using quite a bit of force and no stick will fit, I even took out one of the old sticks and tried to replace it straight away and it will not go in :sigh: am i just being a weakling and not pushing hard enough lol.. Its the generic crucial RAM and it looks so flimsy!
     
  2. azazel1024

    azazel1024 New Member

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    Sometimes you have to push kind of hard. Get some light in the case and look at it at an angle. Its possible that you aren't lining it up properly before pushing it in. I don't mean backwards, but I've found some slots you have to line it up very precisely for it to push in.

    Also sometimes the locks are B*%&$ and you have to kind of push the locks closed as you push the module in.
     
  3. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    First of all, put the two types of RAM up against each other and check if the little hole in the bottom is in the same location on both sticks.

    If it is - check whether you have "opened" the small flaps on the RAM slot.

    If those are open too, and your have your RAM the correct way round - more force!
     
  4. louist44

    louist44 New Member

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    Would it be possible that dust build up would have clogged the slots also?
    I mean this is the first time this case has been opened and its got a nice blanked over the motherboard :D and the little clips to hold it in are extremely stiff. I think I'm just being weak, I shall give it another go in a second! Cheers guys
     
  5. Picky88

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    no harm in clearing the dust with a hoover, also maybe slide the ram clips open and closed a couple of times to make sure no dust has gummed them up.
     
  6. mjm25

    mjm25 New Member

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    careful with a hoover in a case, can get awful static using one of those bad boys.
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Bllody hell, don't do that. :eeek:

    RAM, as as been said, make sure the hole line up with that on the mobo. Make sure the ram clips are fully back. Push down, usually one side may go in first a bit easy, then the other. Lock clips back in place. :thumb:
     
  8. louist44

    louist44 New Member

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    ok managed to get them to fit :)
    Just had to keep opening and closing all of the clips to loosen them up and BAM. 2GB RAM.
    Cheers guys
     
  9. Picky88

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    :thumb: Glad you got it sorted.
     

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