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    Hi all, my laptop has all of a sudden stopped recognizing one memory socket on its motherboard, so I thought the memory had gone bust and switched over memory sticks, but its still only detecting 256MB when it should be detecting 512MB. I've tried everything possible, had the socket died on the motherboard or is there a fix to get it working again?

    It recognizes Memory Slot B but it does not recognize Memory Slot A. Memory slot A previously had a 256MB RAM Stick in it.

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    One more question, if I was to install 512MB in one slot and the other empty, would it still boot?

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    does sound as if the slot has died, it should boot with one 512mb stick if it's booting with just the one 256mb in B though.

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    Just for reference the maximum memory on the laptop is 512MB (2x 256M, ill try it with 1x 512MB, hopefully it will boot, it looks like I might have to start saving for a new laptop, just in case this other slot dies
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