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My pavillion a1524n came with 1 GB of samsung DDR2 PC-4200 and one open slot for another stick.  So I bought Corsair 1GB DDR2 PC-4200 to add in.  (Part # VS1GB533D2)  The Samsung works in slot 1 and slot 2.  The Corsair works in slot 1 and slot 2.  But If I put them both in at the same time bios says slot 2 is empty no matter the combination.  The board is rated by HP for 2 x 1GB of ram.  I'm wondering if the HP motherboard has some weird setting preventing this from working or if it's proprietary.  Your thoughts?

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Tech support pointed me away from Corsair  :sad:  They said Kingston or Samsung ram works. :tickedoff: The Bios says slot 1 unoccupied, slot 2 1024MB.  Or vice versa.  Cpu-z sees both sticks of ram.  HP only has 3 compatable ram brands that work!  I don't want to buy another HP.  :cry:

Close the thread, lock it up, toss into the abyss and give me my refund.

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