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Ran many test and found that my memory is not functioning correctly.
I have 3 slots.
Everest report on memory:
--------[ Memory ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Physical Memory:
Total 511 MB
Used 260 MB
Free 251 MB
Utilization 51 %

Swap Space:
Total 2015 MB
Used 226 MB
Free 1789 MB
Utilization 11 %

Virtual Memory:
Total 2527 MB
Used 486 MB
Free 2040 MB
Utilization 19 %

Physical Address Extension (PAE):
Supported by Operating System Yes
Supported by CPU Yes
Active Yes

I pulled out the 2 256 memory sticks and left in the 512 memory.
However when I went to crucial.com and did a memory check it shows that I have 1 available slot and that in the other 2 slots I have 256.!?
Why does it show that I have memory in slot 2? I only have 1 stick in slot 1. Ideas????

Slot 1( 256 MB DDR PC3200) Slot 2 (256 MB) Slot 3 (EMPTY )
Maximum Memory Capacity: 1536 MB
Currently Installed Memory: 512 MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 3
Dual Channel Support: N.A.
CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
CPU Family: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+ Model 12, Stepping 0
CPU Speed: 1808 MHz
 

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I have 3 slots.
The memory was in the slots as follows:
256
512
256

This caused my computer to randomly shut down or restart
I tried to reload the OS many times but because of the memory it would not reload.

I removed the 2 -256 memory sticks and now the computer functions without error.
I would like to put in more memory, however how come it shows that I do not have 1-512 memory stick and that I have 2 slots filled? It should show that I have 2 slots available and one slot with a 512 memory stick.
Can I put in more memory?
 

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Put the memory modules in one at a time and run one of these memory tests for a few passes to see if the individual modules check out.

Then, try changing the arrangement of memory modules if they don't work in one specific configuration.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

MEMtest86
 
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