[dba-Tech] How RAM slots are numbered

Arthur Fuller fuller.artful at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 06:37:09 CST 2012

Belarc Advisor reports 4 memory slots on my motherboard, named A0-A3.
There's a problem with one slot, A3, but I don't know which end A3 is on.
The slot allegedly contains a 1GB module, but Belarc reports it as empty.
All the modules seem to be seated correctly. Is there a simpler way to find
out which direction they are numbered in, short of yanking the first
module, then rebooting, and if that doesn't work, replace it and yank the
other at the other end? My eyes are too bad and my fingers too stubby for
this sort of delicate work LOL. I think the way they jam stuff in there is
purposeful -- to guarantee computer-repair jobs for delicate Asian hands :)

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