Bank 1 Memory Slot not recognizing RAM--easy way to fix?
It seems as though my Bank 1 Memory Slot is not recognizing any RAM I put in it. Here is what I've done so far to identify the problem:
-Computer is agonizingly slow. I order two 4GB sticks of RAM from iFixit, and install the RAM without issues.
-Boot computer, and it's now running much faster. However, it shows in System Information that there is only 4GB of RAM recognized, and Bank 1 slot shows as empty.
-I switch the RAM sticks between Bank 1 and Bank 0, computer boots just fine but still shows Bank 1 slot empty.
-Put old RAM sticks in. Bank 1 slot shows as empty.
-Restart with just one stick of RAM in Bank 1, computer beeps but is unable to start.
I'm thinking that Bank 1 died before I even bought new RAM--this would explain why even just recognizing one stick of RAM would improve the speed of my computer. Is there anything I can do to get my computer to recognize Bank 1? Some Google searches suggested loosening the screws around the bank, but this did not help me. Any other suggestions?
Is this a good question?