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Troubleshooting

RAM Not Recognized

I've added RAM to my computer, and it doesn't seem to show up.

You must check several things when adding RAM to ensure that it shows up correctly in Windows. If the BIOS detects the RAM, you can be assured that it will be detected in Windows, so don't worry about any settings within Windows per se. Just do what is necessary for the computer to report the correct amount of total RAM when it is booting or from within the BIOS. Older machines used to require switch settings or BIOS setting adjustments when you added RAM, but virtually all new computers do not. Of course, you can and should always consult the manual supplied with your computer when performing a RAM upgrade. Follow this checklist:


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