RAM Installation

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  1.    #1

    RAM Installation


    I want to know if I have install the ram correctly.


    >.slot 1 green color and slot 3 green (currently).
    > slot 1 green color and slot 2 blue color.
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  2.    #2

    Are we talking about your Lenovo Desktop? What is the Model#. Also provide a screenshot of the motherboard with the new RAM installed.
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    spunk said: View Post
    Are we talking about your Lenovo Desktop? What is the Model#. Also provide a screenshot of the motherboard with the new RAM installed.
    Model number is Ideacentre 700-25 ISH. I can't provide screenshot. RAM is intall at slot 1 & slot 3 (green) color, Slot 1 and slot 2 will be green and blue color and slot 2 and 4 is (blue) color. Please advice. BTW how you know my desktop is Lenovo ?
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  4.    #4

    Because you filled out the My Computer link under your profile name, you just forgot to put in the model#.
    If you can take a picture of the motherboard with your smart phone or a camera and post it, we would have a better idea what we are looking at.
    Other then that, it sounds like you have it installed correctly. Start the computer and press F2 and boot into Setup (Bios) under System Information make sure all RAM is showing, if it doesn't start then you may have incompatible RAM or not put in incorrectly, try a different slot.
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       #5

    I presume that you want dual channel (fastest) operation, using two identical DIMMs.

    Put the pair in the same colored slots.

    Lenovo's documentation isn't the best. I'll guess green.
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    spunk said: View Post
    Because you filled out the My Computer link under your profile name, you just forgot to put in the model#.
    If you can take a picture of the motherboard with your smart phone or a camera and post it, we would have a better idea what we are looking at.
    Other then that, it sounds like you have it installed correctly. Start the computer and press F2 and boot into Setup (Bios) under System Information make sure all RAM is showing, if it doesn't start then you may have incompatible RAM or not put in incorrectly, try a different slot.
    Thanks for your advise.
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    bobkn said: View Post
    I presume that you want dual channel (fastest) operation, using two identical DIMMs.

    Put the pair in the same colored slots.

    Lenovo's documentation isn't the best. I'll guess green.
    Yes , dual channel is what I wanted, I nearly forget about it, thank you.
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  8. Posts : 24,620
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    1) Open administrative powershell and copy and paste:

    Code:
    [Cmdletbinding()]
    Param(
        [string]$Computername = "localhost"
    )
    cls
    $PysicalMemory = Get-WmiObject -class "win32_physicalmemory" -namespace "root\CIMV2" -ComputerName $Computername
    
    Write-Host "Memore Modules:" -ForegroundColor Green
    $PysicalMemory | Format-Table Tag,BankLabel,@{n="Capacity(GB)";e={$_.Capacity/1GB}},Manufacturer,PartNumber,Speed -AutoSize
    
    Write-Host "Total Memory:" -ForegroundColor Green
    Write-Host "$((($PysicalMemory).Capacity | Measure-Object -Sum).Sum/1GB)GB"
    
    $TotalSlots = ((Get-WmiObject -Class "win32_PhysicalMemoryArray" -namespace "root\CIMV2" -ComputerName $Computername).MemoryDevices | Measure-Object -Sum).Sum
    Write-Host "`nTotal Memory Slots:" -ForegroundColor Green
    Write-Host $TotalSlots
    
    $UsedSlots = (($PysicalMemory) | Measure-Object).Count 
    Write-Host "`nUsed Memory Slots:" -ForegroundColor Green
    Write-Host $UsedSlots
    
    If($UsedSlots -eq $TotalSlots)
    {
        Write-Host "All memory slots are filled up, none is empty!" -ForegroundColor Yellow
    }
    2) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    3) The Lenovo website has diagnostics and for preventative maintenance you can run the software overnight.
    How to run hardware diagnostics using Lenovo Solution Center - US
    Lenovo Diagnostics for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit), 2003 Advanced Server (64-bit) and 2008 Advanced Server (64-bit) - Desktops, Notebooks, Workstations - US

    4) To test the RAM you can use the free version of Memtest86 for 4 passes.
    MemTest86 - Official Site of the x86 Memory Testing Tool
    MemTest86 - Official Site of the x86 Memory Testing Tool
    The pay version can be run for 8 passes.
    The more the continuous passes the better the testing conditions.
    Currently the best option for free testing is running the 4 pass test twice for a total of 8 passes.
    Use a camera or smartphone camera to take pictures.
    There is also a text report.

    5) To confirm that you are using the multichannel capability of the motherboard you can download and install any of these:
    HWinfo
    https://www.hwinfo.com/download/
    CPU-Z
    CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID
    Speecy:
    Download Speccy | Find your computer specs, free!

    6) An additional RAM command to view information is using administrative command prompt:
    wmic memorychip get manufacturer, capacity, partnumber, speed, memorytype, devicelocator, formfactor

    7) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread
    Last edited by zbook; 17 Feb 2019 at 00:41.
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  9.    #9

    PS C:\Windows\system32> $PysicalMemory = Get-WmiObject -class "win32_physicalmemory" -namespace "root\CIMV2" -ComputerName $Computername
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Write-Host "Memore Modules:" -ForegroundColor Green
    Memore Modules:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> $PysicalMemory | Format-Table Tag,BankLabel,@{n="Capacity(GB)";e={$_.Capacity/1GB}},Manufacturer,PartNumber,Speed -AutoSize

    Tag BankLabel Capacity(GB) Manufacturer PartNumber Speed
    --- --------- ------------ ------------ ---------- -----
    Physical Memory 0 BANK 0 8 1315 CT8G4DFS824A.C8FE 2133
    Physical Memory 2 BANK 2 8 1315 CT8G4DFS824A.C8FE 2133


    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Write-Host "Total Memory:" -ForegroundColor Green
    Total Memory:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Write-Host "$((($PysicalMemory).Capacity | Measure-Object -Sum).Sum/1GB)GB"
    16GB
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    PS C:\Windows\system32> $TotalSlots = ((Get-WmiObject -Class "win32_PhysicalMemoryArray" -namespace "root\CIMV2" -ComputerName $Computername).MemoryDevices | Measure-Object -Sum).Sum
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Write-Host "`nTotal Memory Slots:" -ForegroundColor Green

    Total Memory Slots:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Write-Host $TotalSlots
    4
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    PS C:\Windows\system32> $UsedSlots = (($PysicalMemory) | Measure-Object).Count
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Write-Host "`nUsed Memory Slots:" -ForegroundColor Green

    Used Memory Slots:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Write-Host $UsedSlots
    2
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    PS C:\Windows\system32> If($UsedSlots -eq $TotalSlots)
    >> {
    >> Write-Host "All memory slots are filled up, none is empty!" -ForegroundColor Yellow
    >> }

    Please advise me on the result.
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  10. Posts : 24,620
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    There were four DIMM.
    Two of the four DIMM were used.
    The speed was 2133.
    The RAM modules are 8 GB.
    The banks used were 0 and 2.
    The manufacturer part numbers are identical.

    The wmic command will provide additional information on the RAM and DIMM.
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