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?