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system specs, HP DV9010us 17" laptop

Cpu Amd turion X2 1.8ghz
mobo Amd Compaq V6000 motherboard
ram Samsung 2x1gb ddr2 pc5300
videocard nvidia 6150 128mb
hard drive 250gb wd blue

i just bought this laptop yesterday for 70 dollars with a blown board, i had a parts v6000 compaq 15" laptop, all i had to mod was the battery post to extend the legs, and now it works great but one of the ram slots isnt working or so i think, if i put 1gb in that slot it works, if i put 2 sticks in the machine it wont work. if i try one stick in either slot it works. im not sure what the deal is.

but this board is not for this laptop, i had to modify it to make it work, but my modifications had nothing to do with the ram issue, as im using the laptop to type this right now
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and i must say best 70 bucks i've spent lately.

i really need to get off of 1gb, even in windows xp this thing is a dog loading stuff without the extra 1gb
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please help thanks

EDIT: THE SECOND RAM SLOT IS NOT WORKING AT ALL......
 

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You have one shot at this, for it to be a BIOS issue. As such I'd advice to flash a BIOS update, the latest BIOS you can find on HP's site. If not, there's always the alternative to sell the 1GB RAM and buy a 2GB stick.
 

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did a bios update, the previous one was only a year old.

I don't mind finding another board, but i dont want another 6150 gfx card board, im trying to find a 7600GO amd board

also bios didnt help i already tried that before i posted....

how is it possible for one ram slot to die? what controls the ram
 

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Originally Posted by Xx573v3xX_Z28;13046205

how is it possible for one ram slot to die? what controls the ram
The ram slot is "controlled" by 2 things ,the mobo (RAM VRM ,slot contacts and other auxiliary components on the mobo) and the CPU memory controller.

If the CPU doesn t have a good contact (bent/broken pin) in the socket or if it s defective (bad IMC) ,it can give this.
 
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