posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 09:40 AM
Getting bad ram slots is not as uncommon as you think.
I have seen several examples with msi brand motherboards.
Go to the e-machines web site and see what the max ram per slot is, usually 2 gigs.
"IF" that is the case, return the other ram and get (1) 2 gig ram stick.
u2u me when you do this and I will give some instructions that will allow the computer to take full advantage of the ram.
PS, isn't it great we have such well informed members in "all" fields!!!
[edit on 8/18/2009 by mrmonsoon]