Is there anything I can do to see what happened to it?
Is there a chance it came loose? How can I check if it's fried?
Edit: nobody stole my RAM. I didn't physically do anything to it. I have a Dell Studio Laptop. I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I don't know exactly what else to specify, I'm not familiar with dealing with RAM.
- I ran a
MemTestbut it did nothing except confirm that I had 2 gigs of RAM that worked.
I opened the laptop and took out the 2 GB module, putting the 4 gig module in its place. I powered up the laptop, and it reported 4 GB.
Then I put the 2 GB module in the old 4 gig slot, powered up, and the laptop reported 6 GB.
The short story is that I don't know what the problem was, but it's no longer manifesting itself.
Don't buy Dell.