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i have a dell rig (my sig rig) and it says it supports 4GB ram but when i fill all the slots with 1GB sticks of ram (all the same models) all i see is a little blinking line on the top left of the screen and it only does this if i occupy the top DIMM slot even if i run 1 stick it gives me a blinking line if the ram is in that slot what would be causing it to not accept ram in that slot?
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If you get this problem when that DIMM is occupied by a stick of RAM sounds like the DIMM slot might be faulty. To be sure the RAM is OK put one stick at a time into whatever other slot work fine and test with memtest. If all sticks pass at rated settings then I think it is the DIMM slot that is the problem. Check around the slot and on the board in general to see if there are any burn spots or other things that do not look normal.

Just to be sure clean out the slot that is giving you problems with air duster or similar compressed air source and make sure it is fully seated in the slot.

Also try clearing you CMOS as well could help just offering up some tips before you go and spend any money. Flashing the BIOS if another one is available is another option but I don't think that is needed.

BTW which slot is giving you issues? Test the RAM in the closest slot to the CPU when running diagnostics. DELLS can be picky with RAM but if the sticks you installed were same as others that worked thinking its the DIMM slot not the RAM modules themselves.
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If you get this problem when that DIMM is occupied by a stick of RAM sounds like the DIMM slot might be faulty. To be sure the RAM is OK put one stick at a time into whatever other slot work fine and test with memtest. If all sticks pass at rated settings then I think it is the DIMM slot that is the problem. Check around the slot and on the board in general to see if there are any burn spots or other things that do not look normal.

Just to be sure clean out the slot that is giving you problems with air duster or similar compressed air source and make sure it is fully seated in the slot.

Also try clearing you CMOS as well could help just offering up some tips before you go and spend any money.

This guy covered everything I was gonna say.
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