Ram not showing up

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by RajK, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. RajK macrumors newbie


    Sep 8, 2003
    First let me say that I'm a very new Mac user. I recently bought a new 15" iMac for home with the standard 256MB Ram and I ordered an additional 256 from Crucial. Installed the RAM before hooking up the iMac, and thought everything was well.

    Except today I actually looked in About This Mac and I saw that it's only detecting 256MB of RAM and nothing in the second slot.

    I followed the instructions correctly when I installed it, everything snapped into place correctly. Am I missing anything?
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Shut down your mac. Turn it one and press apple-control-p-r. This zaps the pram and might help you out
  3. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    It's possible that you got a faulty RAM chip. They happen about 2-5 percent of the time depending upon the company. Call crucial, and they will send you a new one although you will likely have to pay some shipping to send the busted one back and get a new module.
  4. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    You could try re-seating the RAM. Pull it out and blow air over the RAM connector to ensure no dust is there. I've seen dust get into places that would cause these types of symptoms. Then re-install.

    Good luck!
  5. RajK thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 8, 2003
    Thanks, everyone. I'll give those options a try and if they don't work I'll contact Crucial. I appreciate the help.
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    since we are talking ram i must say one thing ---allways take Static Precautions! never handle & fondle the chips and allways ground yourself other wise you can end up with nothing. just thought i'd mention that for new users

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