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Solved: New memory upgrade

Q: Solved: New memory upgrade

Dear Sirs and Madames,

I have expanded memory on my laptops in the past with no issues...not so fortunate this time while attempting to expand the memory on my Desktop.

The vitals of my desktop are as follows:

Gateway 5200X (Desktop)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition) SP2
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory (RAM): 512 MB (two 256 MB sticks)

I will now explain the steps I followed to expand the memory...

1. Turned of CPU
2. Removed power cord from CPU
3. Opened cabinet.
4. Installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz... one (1) in each of the two remaining available slots.

(side note: I have always been under the impression that I needed to install the "New" memory in matched pairs, however, when making the request for "matching pairs" while purchasing the new memory I was informed that this was no longer the case... I hope the was correct guidance.)

5. Re-installed the cabinet.
6. Re-connected the power cord.
7. Turned on the power.

After the normal "Gateway" start up screen appeared I got the following message:

(Black Screen/White Text)

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

I rebooted and the same appeared.

Now... I have "Recovery Disks" That I made... but no "Boot Media" that it's asking for...

9. I removed the newly installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz. memory . (following the previous steps to install it.)

After the normal "Gateway" start up screen appeared I got the following message:

(Black Screen/White Text)


Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
DDR 400 --> Operating in Dual Channel Memory Mode

Total installed memory: 504MB System RAM
Legacy Keyboard....Detected
Legacy Mouse........Detected
USB Legacy............Enabled
Memory Size Decrease

Press <F4> to Resume (which I did...)

...and again...

After the normal "Gateway" start up screen appeared I got the following message:

(Black Screen/White Text)

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

...( I believe I'm starting to see a vicious circle) ...( I believe I'm Star...)

I have not been able to enter "SAFE MODE" as well...

In conclusion the computer remains with the original "starting" configuration (without the new memory installed) and idol at the...

(Black Screen/White Text)

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

Any advice, obviously would be greatly appreciated and...
Thank you in advance.

A: Solved: New memory upgrade

Check the cables to your HDD, they may have come loose when you were installing the new memory.

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A:Solved: Memory Upgrade AGAIN !!

You bought used memory off ebay????? IMO that is just asking for a problem.

I would really go to either corsair, crucial, or kingston's site and input your system. It will find compatible memory for you AND it comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Packaged Quantity 1.0
Type Media center
Recommended Use Home use
Product Form Factor Tower
Localization English / United States
Processor / Chipset
Type Intel Pentium E2160 / 1.8 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
CPU Qty 1.0
Max CPU Qty 1.0
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Front Side Bus 800.0 MHz
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Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
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What would I specifically need?

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PC2100 (133 Mhz)
Manufacturer: Samsung
Correction: ECC
Registered: yes
Buffered: No

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Thank you in advance for your reply.

A:Solved: Need To Upgrade Memory From 1 Gig to 2 Gig

What's the complete description of the motherboard in that old computer?


In most cases, you can mix DDR PC2100(DDR266) or DDR PC2700(DDR333) or DDR PC3200(DDR400) modules.

If you do, all modules will run at the speed of the slowest module(s).


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A:Solved: memory upgrade

go to and let it scan your PC. it will tell you what your options are.

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A:Solved: I want to Upgrade my memory

We'll need to know about your computer. Mainly the make and model of the entire system or the motherboard. You can also go to and see if they can detect your system and what they recommend for upgrades.

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A:Solved: Memory upgrade question

Faster memory will run fine at the lower speed.

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A:Solved: memory upgrade for dc5100 sff

The HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor desktop has 4 RAM slots, supports a maximum of 4096 MB(4 GB) of RAM, and uses 240-pin, unbuffered, non-ECC DDR2 PC2-3200 or DDR2 PC2-4200 modules.

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Note: The CRUCIAL site says it can use DDR2 PC2-5300 modules, but the HP-Compaq service manual and the MEMORYSTOCK site says to use only DDR2-3200 or DDR2-4200 modules.


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Hi Everyone,

I currently have the following memory installed in my computer.

2 X 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR - SDRAM PC2100 - 233-750 (CL2.5 up to 143MHz) (CL2 up to 133MHz. 184 pin

I don't understand all that but that's what's showing as the type of RAM I have.

The following is what I'm considering buying but I'm not sure if it will be compatible with what I've listed above. They say it's backward compatible but I don't know.
I'd appreciate your advice and opinion. Thanks.

JEDEC Standard 184-pin Dual In-Line Memory Module

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Performance: PC3200
DQ DQ Burst Frequency: 400MHz
Inputs and outputs are SSTL-18 compatible
SDRAM have 4 internal banks for concurrent operation
Differential clock inputs
Data is read or written on both clock edges
Bi-directional data strobe with one clock cycle preamble and one-half clock post-amble
Address and control signals are fully synchronous to positive clock edge
Programmable Operation:
Burst Type: Sequential or Interleave
Burst Length: 4, 8
Operation: Burst Read and Write
Auto Refresh (CBR) and Self Refresh Modes
Automatic and controlled precharge commands
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RoHs compliance

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

by: The best way to buy compatible memory is to use a Memory finder from one of the companies that manufacture or sell Memory sticks.
Go to and use thier memory advisor. It's free to use and they will recommend and guarantee the memory will work.
You will need to know your computer's name (Dell, e-Machines, HP, etc) or the motherboard name.
Another source is
The stick you're looking at will probably work, but why take chances?

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I am running windows xp home SP3. I have been into the bios/cmos when the 2gb is in to see if I need to change anything but there is nothing I can see to change. It does show 2gb!

Thanks in advance.

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Good evening all.

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A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

Well crucial agrees with belarc, seems gateway may be wrong.\

System Info:
Maximum memory: 768MB
Standard memory: 128MB removable
Slots: 3 (3 banks of 1)
Explanation of memory terms
This is for a select 1200 per crucial

3 slots, you should be able to install all three dimms

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I wish to have a memory upgrade but I have a few questions.
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I know that my system supports upto 2048MB (2GB) maximum.
1)If I upgraded both slots to 256MB DDR PC3200 would I notice the difference or can I actually do this ?In other words because my system has PC2700 , is that the only type it supports or can I put in PC3200 and would it be beneficial to do this ?

2)Can I leave a 256MB PC2700 in one of the slots and put say for instance a 512MB PC2700 in the other , 768MB total as opposed to the 512MB I have at the moment ?

3)Can I just take both out and put 1GB PC2700 in both slots , what would happen ?

4)If I put 1GB PC3200 in both slots would there be any difference to putting in 2 PC2700 sticks ?

I apologise if these questions are obvious or trivial to some of you more experienced types but it is not till recently that I have started to fiddle about with the hardware so I am in need of some expert coaching here , as per usual thanks in advance people !

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A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

First i would make sure you have the right type of memory - mainly in your case pc66, pc100, pc133. It's not good to mix pc133 with other speeds of ram. Sometimes it works just great but i wouldn't recommend it. With the odd exception all mainboards have more than 1 slot, with 3 being the norm. If all works you may be able to use the piece from your computer as well.

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I would like to upgrade my memory on the following computer. I have attached a scan from everest. i have 4 memory modules and I have in a 512 stick and in another i have 128.
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i going to add memory to an old compaq owned by a friend.
it has 192mb now, i want to increase to the max allowed of 256.

my question is, i've never had to remove any before to upgrade just add on.
there is only 2 slots for mem. so i have to change a 64mb with a 128mb.
when i remove the 64 am i gonna loose anything she has stored on her computer?

this may seem like a dumb question but i'm trying to make points with this girl i just wanna be sure

A:Solved: memory upgrade question


OK. Well, most likely nothing will happen to the HDD where all the software and data files are stored but you never know when fiddling inside a PC.

And you sound like you know just enough to be dangerous. Just kidding..

To be on the safe side, you should probably backup any important files she has to a CD or portable USB drive first.

Removing the ram stick is fairly easy. Just push the white tabs on either end down till the ram stick pops out. Then plug in the new one.

When you first boot up afterwards the BIOS may detect the change and require you to go into Setup to confirm the change.

Hopefully the new stick you're putting in will be compatible (you never really know til you try) with the old 128mb stick and everything will work out just fine.

Good luck!

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I have a Gateway M150-XL Slate laptop. It came with two 1GB sticks of RAM, but I would like to upgrade to 3GB or 4GB of RAM. It has two RAM slots, but I've seen places online (CNET/Best Buy) where it says max supported RAM 2GB for my laptop. I went to Gateway's website and put my serial number in and it says:

Memory Upgrade Information
System Serial Number: 1102133509

Motherboard Part Number: 2905935R

Type of Memory Modules (shipped):
1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory Module (CRU/EURP)

Memory Installation Guide
Number of Memory Slots on Board: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Maximum Amount / Type of RAM that can be Installed:
4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300

So what can I do? Can I upgrade with two sticks of 2GB each. If so, where is a good place to find quality/inexpensive DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM? For example, I've been to TigerDirect but I only see PC5400. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: How much memory can I upgrade my system with?

According to what I read on the Gateway Support site the MAX Ram is 2 gig. and that is what the specs say it comes with. 2Gig 667 DDR2. Now that doesnt mean that the computer cant use more. But your OS may limit what would make sense for you to have.

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I need advice as to the best way to upgrade the memory on my custom built desktop computer. It is presently outfitted with two 512MB DDR PC2700 modules and has one empty slot. The motherboard (Soyo SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition) can apparently handle PC3200 and up to 2 GB of DDR 400. I'm uncertain as to whether to scrap the two existing memory modules and install two 1MB strips of DDR 400 - PC3200 OR to fill the empty slot with a 1MB strip of the foregoing. I'm obviously in over my head and would appreciate any suggestions. BTW, the unit is running a Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP Pro. I'm not a "gamer" but I do run multiple programs all day and my rig has become agonizingly slow.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

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I have a Dell Inspirion 2200 that has 1x256 PC2700, I would like to increase the memory. I have 2x256 PC2100, I can not find anywhere an answer. I know that I have been able to replace damaged PC 2700 with PC 2100 in a desktop. I am unsure it the same is so in laptops. Thank's

A:Solved: Memory upgrade (Sort of)

The Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop comes with a non-removable 256 MB module.

It has an empty bay for adding a second module.

It supports a maximum of 1280 MB of RAM.

That means you can add a 256 MB or 512 MB or 1024 MB(1 GB) module to that empty bay.

It uses 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM modules.

By adding a 1024 MB(1 GB) DDR PC2700 module to the empty bay, you can max out the RAM in that laptop.

You didn't mention which version of Windows you have in that laptop, so I'll assume it's Windows XP.


If you currently have 2 - 256 MB 200-pin DDR PC2100 SODIMM modules, you can add one of them to the empty bay.

I wouldn't advise that you do that though because it'll cause both modules to run at the slower DDR PC2100 speed.


Here is an image of what a 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM looks like.


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I have a 4 yr old Dell Dimension E510 with only the 512 memory it came with. The computer is painfully slow while playing online games and sometimes just surfing in general. I've done the disk clean-up, degragmentor, increased virtual memory, deleted cookies and all, and it's still slow. Only thing left I could think of is to install more memory.

I bought a PNY 2 x1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 set from Staples today but before I open in, can anyone confirm that it's compatible with my computer and if it will even help?


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade advice

Looks perfect, Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*

Thats dual channel 2GB. It should make things run much better.

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PNY - Optima 2-Pack 4GB (8GB Total) PC3-10666 DDR3 SoDIMM Laptop Memory Kit

This is the memory I am looking at from Best Buy to upgrade my wife's computer for her birthday. I was going to buy her a new computer but money and plans changed. I still want to improve her computing experience, so a new battery and upgrading from her stock 3G of memory to 8G seems like the way to go.
She has an Acer Aspire Model 5552

I just want to make sure there's nothing I need to do other than ground myself before pulling and swapping the memory sticks...

A:Solved: Laptop memory upgrade ???

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I''ve just upgraded my Athlon AMD XP computer from 512 Mb to 2G kingston RAM in two sticks. On first boot it gave me "CMOS settings wrong". I went in and noticed the time was incorrect, so changed it, and altered settings to "Best performance settings". I then shutdown as am concerned I might cause damage.

Is there anything I need to do. The HowTo's I've read dont mention CMOS changes.


A:Solved: Memory upgrade gives CMOS error

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vaio won't restart after memory upgrade
My Vaio was so slow I went to and ran their system scan to see if I could add memory. I bought their recommended 2 gig kit and removed my 512 card , installed their two 1 gig cards and then my system started just fine. I re-ran Crucials scan and it showed I only had 1 gig installed and one empty slot. So I shut down, removed and reinserted the two one gig cards, both clicked in just fine, but now when I started my Vaio again I just get a black screen. Lights on, I hear the fan running, but no start up. Any suggestions? Crucial support is closed for the night.

A:Solved: vaio won't start after memory upgrade

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Alright, guys. Now before you go dissing my laptop, try to keep in mind that I was looking for a machine that did everything I wanted for $200, and found that (I didnít spend a penny more). My PC handles the intense stuff Ė but this laptop chats with buddies, surfs the web and loads USB homework papers at most, usually. I didnít need anything super, but it came with a docking station, battery, their carrying case, cable, RW drive, PC cards among other little tools I got hooked up with, and happens to support my every camera/scanner/external drive/etc toy that I have!

And unlike other 1999 laptops, this one has a very easy-to-access upgrade area. I can remove the hard drive in the blink of an eye. Just wanted to mention that - in the past, I'd post about a question and all I got in reply was, "You overpaid for that piece of crap" instead of help.

I have the following machine:

Link with the exact photo is here
(Notice the digital display at the top of the keyboard Ė looks exactly like mine)

But the Pentium II version explanation is here
(please read the brief explanation and scroll down to the 333MHz version)

Hard to believe that in 1999, totaling everything I got in the deal would have been over $3000.

ANYWAY. It might also be important to mention that I threw XP Pro on it (auto driver installtion, please!), and am ... Read more

A:Solved: DIMM Memory upgrade advice?

According to Crucial
the Micron Transport NX can hold a maximum of 384MB SODIMM RAM
Since they recommend of 128MB module I would assume that each slot would accept at least that size. At present your notebook has 192MB.

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I have replaced memory in other computers in the past but this new INspiron seems to have an additional step in the process: temp. removal of PCI cards before new mem. install. What"s up with that?
The instuctions are straightfoward enough but is the procedure necessay? Also, the sticks must be installed in a certain order?
Thanks, Doc...

A:Solved: memory upgrade in Dell Inspiron 531

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Hi folks!

I'm looking at increasing PC memory and need some pointers, please. I currently have 3 slots for memory. 2 of them are used with a 32MB and a 64MB cards. Both are SDRam.

What I could do with knowing is what can I upgrade to? Is it determined by the motherboard or processor or...what?

Any advise would be welcomed, as I'm not well up on the intricacies of memory!!



A:Solved: Memory upgrade advise sought!

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I currently have 2- 256MB of DDR333/PC2700 in my system. The maximum is 2GB of 2700 or 3GB of 2100. I was wondering if I could add one 512MB of DDR266/PC2100 in the 3rd slot for a total of 1024MB Ram. My ASUS user's manual says that if more than 2 DIMMS of 2700 is installed the system will revert to a maximum speed of 266. Since I'm not adding a 3rd 2700 DIMM what will happen? Or should I just get the 2700 and let it revert back to 266Mz?

A:Solved: Asus A7S333 Memory Upgrade

In order to achieve optimum performance you would want to run pc2700 ram. By mixing pc2700 and 2100 you would default to 266 regardless.

Common question really. If i were in your shoes i would think about ditching one or both of the 256mb sticks and install 2x512mb sticks of pc2700.

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I really used to be up on the latest and greatest thing in personal computers. Itís easy to get behind. So I learned the hard way that DDR 184 pin memory wonít work in a DDR2 240 pin slot. Oh it will fit into the slot with much persuasion but it wonít work.

I have an HP Pavilion a1120n Media Center PC. It has 4 (2 banks of 2) memory slots. 2 blue slots and 2 black slots. My PC came with 2 256 MB PC-2 3200 DDR SDRAM memory (it says that on the label on the front of the machine). Apparently the PC-2 is what I ignored from the start. I think that was the clue that I missed, telling me that I should have ordered DDR2 memory, which has 240 pins. 120 pins on each side.

I ordered the suggested memory upgrade kit from The 184 pin DDR memory that they sent to me looked like the memory I had in my Pavilion. After some very sore thumbs the memory did go into the slot, but when I turned the computer on, it would not start up. After 4 calls to HP, I still did not understand what was going on. After searching the Web, I was thinking that maybe I did have DDR2 memory in my machine. At a loss, I turned my Pavilion off, grounded myself, pulled one of my DIMMs out and counted the pins on the front of my memory. Sure enough I counted 120 pins. Even on the phone with HP they kept suggesting the 184 pin memory. I did call them back and told them that I counted 120 pins on my memory and the technician did not know what that meant.

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Hi all. I have a new Acer Aspire One A0722 that I got on sale for really cheap at Target. I really like the machine but sometimes Windows seems slow. I wonder if it needs more memory since I read this forum and it seems like additional memory would make things more responsive for me.

Does anybody know how to do a memory upgrade on this Acer? Pictures would be greatly appreciated as I am somewhat computer dumb and have not done anything like this before.

Thx to you in advance. Really appreciate it!!!

A:Solved: How to upgrade memory on Acer Aspire One A0722

It's a netbook. More memory is not going to improve the performance significantly. If you just bought it, and you think it's slow, I suggest you take it back and buy a regular laptop with a more powerful processor.

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One of our older (2003) Gateway 300S computers at work running Windows XP home gives a low memory warning when opening certain MS-Excel files. When I checked the system settings I found out that it only had 128 Meg of RAM. Entering the serial number on the Gateway site shows that this #5000643 256 MB, PC133, 168 Pin DIMM SDRAM is a suitable part to increase the memory:

Someone went to the local Fry's at lunchtime and, based on the salesperson's recommendations, purchased a 256 MB PQI 48750 / MS3856UOE part as described here:

It fit and locked into the second slot on the motherboard with no problems. All I got was 3 long POST beeps when I turned the computer on and that is as far as it went for boot up. I powered down and then tried just the new memory in the slot used for the original 128 MB part and got the same POST beeps. The computer still boots normally with just the original 128 MB of RAM.

Am I missing some detail in the specs that makes this new memory not compatible with the Gateway 300S or could we have just purchased a bad part?

A:Solved: Gateway 300S Memory Upgrade Problems

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Hi all,
I just added an edge 256MB 3.3v 168 pin SDRAM DIMM PC-133 on my Gateway P4 1.5Ghz with 256MB already in there.

After the install, my monitor went to 4bit color on and 800x600 display with no other options available to select. removing the upgraded memory had no effect, neither did;
-troubleshooting the monitor driver
-checking drivers for NVIDIA Geforce2 MX 200
-Reducing the hardware acceleration to minimum

Any ideas on what to try next?

A:Solved: color display probs after memory upgrade

Try reseating the video card. You may have bumped it while you were inside the machine. Ram itself wouldn't cause this to happen to my knowledge.

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Im new here and consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about pc hardware. Hope things wont get too complicated.

Yesterday I've upgraded my memory from 8 to 16 gb. I know that timings are important when adding memory to an existing module, the same goes for voltage. But when I checked my specs after installing it, I noticed different JDEC clock speeds available to the new module. However the 800mhz speeds show the exact same timings

The question is: Will this cause problems?

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A:Solved: Memory upgrade, Timing difference issue?

Regardless of what is available, the system will only use speeds in common to all installed sticks.

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Hi folks,

A simple question...Am wanting to up my XP system RAM to a gig by adding another 512mb (only two slots on the motherboard).
The module currently installed is a 512mb PC2700 (333MHZ).
If I added another 512mb stick of PC2100 @ 266MHz would I really notice a difference?

I realize the slower module would be my weakest link, but would I really notice the slow-down in apps like 3D games and photo editing progs?

Reason I ask is because I found a module on ebay that (for now) is a much better price than what's generally available.
(Spoken like a true cheapskate, no? )

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade (?) question...PC2700 to PC2100

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I have just bought some new memory, 2 x 1 gig, inserted it and ran the test. I get one error in the Stride38 test. Address expected is different to the one returned.

I know which chip it is, should I send it back, or is this 1 error acceptable for the system?

Thanks for your response

A:MEMORY UPGRADE - Windows Memory Diagnostics Flags 1 Stride38 Error

please read the sticky about upgrading memory.

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I have a home built ASUS A7N8X2 Deluxe MoBo with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. I upgraded Win XP Pro to VISTA Ultimate with no problems other than upgrading a few drivers. It went smoothly. At the time I had 1 GB in one of 3 available slots. I attempted to add 2 GB more to occupy all 3 slots. This produced a reboot after POST as VISTA started. I rotated the the modules through all slots and finally realized that when I went beyond 2 GB it produced a reboot. During post it tests 3 GB and the BIOS displays 3 GB. I have 512MB of RAM on the video card. Any suggestions ?? I am running the latest BIOS and if I remove one GB the machine boots and runs great... ???? Ron

A:VISTA Ultimate Upgrade Reboots with Memory Upgrade to 3 GB

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I want to upgrade the memory of one of the pc's in our house. I get low memory alerts often and I can't delete much else to create room. I have never opened up a pc before, and I don't want to screw up and make things worse. The pc in question is a HP Pavilion a1150Y with a Intel Pentium 4 (3.00 GHz). OS is Windows XP SP2. It came with 512MB RAM and I would like to go up 2GB. I went to, ran the system scan, and it says that this type of memory can go into that pc: "DDRII memory with support for DDR2 PC2-4200,DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-8500 speeds." I don't know what speed I should be installing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How Do I Check Memory Speed To Upgrade Memory?

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Hello together !

For your information:

Did a memory upgrade today at 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1,9 GH, 256 MB DDR-RAM originally), both up to 1 GB, all fine and not problems.

Just wanted to end rumours about "only 512 MB all together" or even less.

If searching for it, remember to think of the specifications:

DDR-266 (PC2100)
200 PIN
CL 2.5

concerning RAM frequency, building form etc.



P.S.: Don`t think a discussion is necessary, thread could therefore be closed...

A:Satellite Pro 2100 - RAM Upgrade - Memory Upgrade

According the notebook specification Satellite Pro has two memory slots and can be upgraded up to 1 GB. It is very useful to have your confirmation about RAM upgrade for this old but still good notebook model.

Have a nice day.

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I have a Qosmio G30-201, with the following spec:
- Intel? Centrino? Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T7400- Genuine Windows? XP Media Center Edition- 400 (200 + 200) GB Hard Disk Drive- 2,048 (1,024+1,024) MB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz)- 17" Toshiba TruBrite? WUXGA TFT display- HD DVD-ROM drive

Running under Vista Ultimate

I would like to upgrade the memory to 4096.

Do I have to buy 4096 of memory, or can I add 2048?

What memory do i buy? Toshiba do not seem to sell MB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz) after 4 years. What other memory would be suitable?

Many thanks,

Best regards


A:Re: How to upgrade memory on Qosmio G30-201 and where to buy memory

Your notebook can handle with 4GB of RAM and I recommend you to use 2 x 2GB module.
Compatible 2 GB module has part number PA3513U-1M2G or Kingston KTT667D2/2G.

Put the part umber in Google and you will find a place where you can order it in your country.


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I recently upgraded my Windows 7 laptop from 4GB of physical memory to 8 GB. The Bios immediately recognized the added memory but it appears the Task Manager physical memory has not changed and only recognizes ~3.5 GB of available memory. Is there a way
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I need help buying memory for my VAIO VGC-RB40,
I currently have the 512MB memory factory installed and I want to upgrade to the max
(2GB), when searching in several sites the price range varies. My questions are:

Does it make a difference what brand?
if i have the 512 MB, Should i buy (2) 1 GB modules?

I am looking at this item:

Thanks for your help.


A:Memory Upgrade

From the information I am seeing that is the correct memory
and the one you listed is a good choice.
OCZ is a dependable brand.

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I'm trying to add memory to a Compac Presario S40100M and ready to pull my hair out just trying to figure out exactly what I need to buy to do this. Meanwhile, I have a man waiting outside,READY GO yesterday, impatiently asking if I'm ready yet, since my cars down for the moment. Please help before a homicide is committed.

A:Memory Upgrade

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Are there any bright sparks out there that can point me in the right direction ?

I'm trying to help install a memory upgrade into a motherboard with 2 SDRAM PC 100 DIMM slots numbered 1 & 2. At the moment there is a 64Md 'stick' in slot 1, we've bought a 128Mb stick to install.

Can somebody tell this novice which 'order' they should be
slotted ? i.e. which one in DIMM 1 and so on

I've checked the motherboards manufactures site and it should be able to handle the upgrade no problem.

A:memory upgrade

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The motherboard has an imprint which says "945GCT-HM REV 1.0B". It already has a 1GB RAM which has the following labels on it:1GB 1Rx8 PC2-5300U-555-12HYMP112U64CP8-Y5 AB-C Google led me this link when I searched for my motherboard specifications. The memory information in the link says the following:Dual channel memory architectureTwo 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socketsSupported DIMM types:PC2-3200 (400 MHz)PC2-4200 (533 MHz)PC2-5300 (667 MHz, runs at 533 MHz)Non-ECC memory only, unbufferedSupports 1 GB DDR2 DIMMsSupports up to 2 GB 1. Is that the correct link for my MB model?2. What is the maximum memory capacity I can have?3. What is the RAM frequency of my existing RAM, can I get a better one?4. Can I get another RAM with the exact same specs (that of the existing RAM) and use it in the second memory slot? Thanks  

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I purchased an HP HDX 18 a year ago.  At the time I only included 4GB of RAM.  Now, I'd like to upgrade to the full 8GB by buying two 4GB memory sticks.  I have the product number and details for the memory I need to purchase, however, it seems that every place I look is out of this.  Am I going to be unable to upgrade?  If so, this ticks me off.  If not, does anybody have an idea of where I could look to purchase this RAM.  I went to the store that HP recommends and they were out. Product I'm looking for...510402-001DDR3 PC3-8500, 1600MHz4GB If anyone has any info I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

A:4GB Memory Upgrade for HP HDX 18

Hi rbicket, Use thier memory configurator to ensure the best match, or search for your type, seems you know what you need. Good luck!

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I had my computer "rebuilt" a few years ago, and the person doing it didn't do what he was suppose to do. I just found out that I have 256 memory card on XP operating system. Not sure what type of PC it is anymore. It use to be a Compaq, but when I got it back I had a different tower and everything. I am using an AMD Athlon (tm) XP 2400+ processor. And the computer "name" is home-bud9kpc5zy. Under the computer icon on the Device Manager is ACPI Uniprocessor PC. All I want is to know what type of memory I need to get this thing running like it needs to be. I can't run more than 2 or 3 things at a time and it is already slow to begin with.
This is what my installed memory card had on the sticker on it:
Kingston Value RAM
9960223-101.A00 KVR266X64C25/256
Assy in Korea 2.5
Warranty Void if Removed

And it has 8 black chips on the face of it and each one reads:
If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it. I don't know anything when it comes to fixing computers.
Angie P.

A:Need help with memory upgrade

Go here and download Everest which will give you a lot of the details of your system.

Find out what kind of motherboard you have and go here enter the info and it will tell you what kind of memory you need and what the max memory is for the motherboard.

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I have an acer 5735 travelmate. It can take a max of 8gb memory. I currently have 1x 4 gb ram . I recently ordered another 1x 4gb stick same as that of the existing ram.
After installing the new ram the pc( win 7 64 bit) takes 4 mins to boot up. When i try to see the installed memory it doesnt display any information. When i swap the sticks and install them on their own the laptop works fine. Ihave tried it on both slots and slots seem to be fine with each ram stick on its own. Its only when i try using them together to get max of 8 gb my laptop stops responding. Can someone help me with this issue

A:Cant upgrade my memory

Hi matrixxxx, welcome back!

Could be two things:

1.) How does the new stick you bought compare to the original?
Is the new one DDR3 SDRAM; DDR3-1066/PC3-8500?
I couldn't find your 5735, this is the 5744; see memory list: TM5744-6467 | Product Model

2.) They both work individually, but not together so that would make me think they are somehow incompatible.


Looked around, and I found some ambiguity.

Crucial, Kingston, and say the 5735 can only handle 4GB max, but Best Buy says 8.

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I would like to upgrade the memory on:
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Thank you

A:Want to upgrade Memory

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Im looking to upgrade my memory which is only 128 at the moment,I know how to do this but what Im not so sure about is how to make sure I buy the right module,I know which one is installed at the moment (according to Sisoft Sandra anyway)so I need a site that I can look at for compatible memory modules....any advice appreciated

A:memory upgrade

Ta da -


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My laptop (del) had 128MB installed and a slot for an additional 128MB. I ordered the additional memory from Arch Memory and installed it today. When I restarted my pc I got the message "System32\drivers\isapnp\sys file is missing or corrupt". Do I need to download a file or do something before installing the memory card? I appreciate your help...

T Madden

A:Memory Upgrade


You might need to change something in BIOS

Dell desktops are notoriously very picky about the quality of memory installed. I suspect that their laptops will be the smae.

Guaranteed to work, next day delivery and about as cheap as it gets, and I don't even work for them.



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Hi there,
I have an ASUS A7V600-X mainboard, and I want to upgrade the memory because I use the computer for video editing occasionally and 512MB RAM is not enough!!!
I just wanted to see if anyone could tell me if this board will support 2GB RAM or will I have any problems upgrading it etc.
Here is the link to the RAM I want to buy off eBay
Thanks in advance

A:Memory Upgrade

That board has 3 Dimm slots and each can be up to 1gig. So it will handle 3 gigs of memory.

See specs::

note: I'm blocked from ebay here so I can't verify the memory you listed in your ebay link. Here is a site that is also selling memory for that board:

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Hi I upgraded my memory to 8Gb ( with a crucial kit), this was couple of years back and everything was fine but recently I have had slow start up and slow loading of websites. I did a memory check from within the PC itself and I have a popup that tells me that there is a memory problem. So I reverted to the original 4Gb and things are seemingly just the same, same popup and slow loading. Could there be a problem elsewhere and how do I get rid of the popup box?? Thanks.

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Hello I would like to upgrade the RAM from my HP Pavilion dv7-4073ca 2 sticks of 2GB (2RX8 - 1333Mhz - PC3 - 10600 - SDRAM - SHARED) for two sticks of 4GB. What is your suggestion? I think the HP Parts code is 641369-001. Regards Joaquim63

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I bought a SDRAM 512MB PC100 DIMM.The mother board is ASUS P3V133 with a maximum bus speed of 133Mhz and total RAM capacity of 1.5 GB. I had configured it for PC100 by jumper setting.When I put two 128MB it recognises 256 total.But when I put 512 it sees it as only 256.This happens whether alone or in combination with one or two 128.The three slot changes didn't make a difference.The only difference is 512 has 8 chips on each side while the 128 has 8 chips on one side only.The computer works fine in any of these combinations,but the RAM totals only 512 when using 512+128+128 instead of 768.Please explain.My mother board manual says it will take 512 with chips on both sides.There is nothing to change for RAM in the BIOS.It confifures RAM by SPD(Serial Presence Detect)Thanks,TV.

A:Memory upgrade

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I;ve purchased a new laptop from a high street supplier in the uk, and as the memory was a bit light (4gb) I've purchased a new memory module (8gb). However there  is no obvious way to get at the memory bank - to i really have to unscrew 16 screws. Any ideas anyone - Acer support not interested !!! Mark

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A:f5-571 how to upgrade memory

OK - I went for it,This is for a F5-571-36fdNo Pictures at the moment ............. 1) Place the laptop screen down with the hinge away from you **There is no quick release for the battery**There is no access to anything  2) Remove "all" 18 screws3 Along the battery2 in the right hand courner by the hinge2 in the left hand courner by the hinge4 along the front1 at the side of the CD case2 on the right hand side4 in the middle of the laptop3) Remove the DVD player 4) Remove the 3 flat dumpy screws 5) Remove the case (it's tight), so I did it this wayUse a plastic/wooden tool here !!!! Start at the battery and lift the case awayRepeat for booth hingesNow do the DVD sideThe front right corner by the SD reader was very tight for meNow push the case away from the vga/usb port on the right side6) Be careful removing the ild, there is a single cable for the SD card reader Be patient and go slowly - I'm far from being a techie and it only took me 20 mins

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I'd like to upgrade my PC's memory and I wondered if I someone could give me a few pointers about how to go about doing that.

I have a Fujitsu-Seimens Scaleo T desktop computer. I've had it about three years and installed a new motherboard (an Elitegroup K8M800-M2) and a new processor (AMD Sempron 1.6 gH) a year or so ago.

According to Belarc Advisor, I have a total RAM memory of 512MB - 256MB in slot A0 and another 256MB in slot A1.

I just need to know the following:

* What is the maximum amount of memory I can install - and how do I find that figure out?

* What is the best type (not too expensive though!)

* Should I split the memory between the two (or four) memory slots - or stick it all in one slot on one memory stick?

Thanks very much for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you.


A:Memory upgrade

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I am installing more memory on my HP Presario a200N running windows xp home. It now has 256M (Double Data Rate) SDRAM. I have purchased 512 ram and have installed it. Now when I start the computer I get "NTLDR IS MISSING" but in the setup it is showing the extra memory. Is this memory wrong for my computer? The store where I purchased it says they gave me the right one and wants me to bring in my computer (extra charge) so they can try other memory. I don't want to pay for unnecessary bench work.

Thanks for any help.

A:Memory UPgrade

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I am a NOOB so help please..

I have 2GB of ram (2x1GB @800) and that wasnt bad for my ex WinXP 32bit. Now i have Windows 7 64-bit and i want to upgrade memory.

Problems are:

1. Type of memory (motherboard manual says all memory moduls should be from same manufacter and with same chips used)
BUT PC is old, allmost 2 years, and i cant find same memory moduls anymore, can i put any DDR2 800mhz modul?

2. Size. Motherbord support 8GB, 4x2. But i got 2x1 installed, so i would add another 2x1 for total of 4GB. Is that ok?

Any advice would be great

A:Memory upgrade

I think as long as you buy THE STICKS @ 800 its wiil be ok with the same timings (best match brands) - post the name and specifics of the memory or do this eg mine is Corsair Twin2x 2048mb 240pin ddr2 800mhz PC6400 Twin pack (2x1024 sticks) w/heat spreader, 4-4-4-12 - copy the details in your browser search, and press enter, and you should find a list of online stores - i just typed it in, and there were only a couple, but this one is all you would need - just have a look and see if you can find something similar for your country -
Memory | Compare Online Retailer Prices in Australia | Smazoo
or search for online shops you must still be able to buy it online - just type anything browser like "buy memory online" and you well get results
If you cant find any, make sure you match up specs with a different brand .
Memory so cheap now you might want to upgrade to faster sticks at 2x2048 =4090 gb and use them instead if your a gamer.

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I have an Inspiron All-In-One 23 Model 5348, it came with 4G memory and after upgrading to Windows 10 I wanted to add memory.
I ordered an 8G module from Dell but when I install it along with the original 4G the computer won't boot. The Yellow light on the Power switch flashes.
After I removed the 4G module it boots successfully.
Is there a memory module compatibility issue or a quantity issue here?

A:Memory Upgrade

Capt Hook. i am not sure which processor you have installed. Read the Note below along with the memory specs.How to check system memory in Windows?Launch the Settings Charm. Select PC info to see basic information about the computer including the system memory, as shown in the image.Supported Memory ConfigurationsInspiron 23 - 5348 AIO is offered with the following memory configurations.2GB DDR3 - 1600Mhz-1X2GB4GB DDR3 - 1600Mhz-1X4GB6GB DDR3 - 1600Mhz-1X4GB/1x2GB8GB DDR3 - 1600Mhz-2x4GB12GB DDR3 - 1600Mhz-1x4GB/1x8GBA NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE:Intel® Pentium® Dual Core CPU supports Memory only upto 1333MHZ.How to check system memory in Setup?Restart/Turn on your computer. As soon as you see the Dell logo, tap <F2> until the message Entering Setup appears. Expand General and select System Information. Memory information is displayed in the System information pane on the right.

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I have

Gateway E-4000
Windows XP
Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
1x512mb of pc2100

I want to upgrade my memory to 2x512mb of pc3200, however my system bus is 533mhz. The upgrade will put me at 800mhz. Will this upgrade work? Or is there a way to increase the system bus speed?

Thank you.

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I am unsure of what memory to get if I upgraded my PC. See attached for pc specs.

A:Possible memory upgrade

Sworth said:

I am unsure of what memory to get if I upgraded my PC. See attached for pc specs.Click to expand...

If you're talking about RAM, go here
it'll tell you everything you need to know.

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hi Guys.I want to upgrade my ram from 8gb to 16 gb.I have a HP ENVY 15-k008ne Notebook PC (J8E89EA) , after checking my memory info i found this:8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 8 GB).my question is my laptop is 1 slot or 2 slot? can i get another 8gb or i need to remove the old one and get a 16gb?thank you.

A:Memory Ram upgrade

Here is the Service Manual: Your Manual Two SODIMM slots DDR3L-1600 MHz Dual Channel Support Supports up to 16 GB of system RAM in the following configurations: So yes you can install a 2nd 8 gig module to have a total of 16 gigs.  Memory module (PC3L, 12800, 1600-MHz, shared): 8 GB 693374-005 See p. 72 of the Manual for "how-to". Sorry to say it is a very hard job and takes removal of the motherboard. And it is not supposed to be done by anyone other than an authorized HP technician. If you are out of warranty this is much less of an issue but be careful in there, please. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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HP Pavilion 13 x360Model = 13-a040caCan I add more memory to this laptop?  

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 Hi, The manual details the maximum supported are 8 GB (2x4 or 1x8) but with modules Crucial certificates might get 16 GB (2x8) with  Windows 64 bits

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I'm looking to install more memory on my laptop. Crucial wants $178 for a 1GB chip, but Newegg is selling a Viking 1GB chip for $110. I've always been a supporter of Crucial memory, but why the huge pricing discrepancy?

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Because in one case your buying direct from the manufacturer, in the other your buying from a reseller.

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Hello, I would like to upgrade my memory from 4gb to 8gb.  It has an  AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Product Name15-g059wm System board22CD 93.32 Memory4GB DDR3L SDRAM (1 DIMM) slot 14GB A-DATA Technology 800MHzIs it possible?  Thank you.

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I wanted to find out whether I should upgrade my current CPU (to a dual core) or the memory or not bother at all?

My current specs are:

AMD 3700+ with AC freezer 64pro (stock)
2gb DDR400 ram (4*512mb stocks)
X1900 CF edition (basically X1900XT)
Asrock 939DualSata 2

I'll be using the rig for gaming mainly.

I had in mind:

CPU - AMD X2 4200 (S939)
RAM: Ballistix 2gb (2*1gb PC4000)

Or shall I save my money instead if they is little performance boost??

Many thanks

A:CPU or memory upgrade?

If you want to upgrade anything, upgrade your CPU.

That CPU should be compatible.


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Greetings, I would like to upgrade my memory on a Dell Inspiron B130. I opened up the back and there is what appears to be two 256mb cards installed. So, if I want to upgrade to 512mb do I need to purchase two of these cards?

A:Help with Memory upgrade

malsr said:

Greetings, I would like to upgrade my memory on a Dell Inspiron B130. I opened up the back and there is what appears to be two 256mb cards installed. So, if I want to upgrade to 512mb do I need to purchase two of these cards?Click to expand...

go to plug in make and model

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I recently upgraded the RAM on my Compaq Presario Desktop. My computer seems to be working fine & the upgrade shows in the system info; however, occasionally I get an error message that indicates "....memory cannot be written......" Since this is only intermittent, I don't know where to look to find the cause & solution. Can you advise?

A:Memory Upgrade

use this program to test the memory sticks:

download the pre-compiled bootable if you want to boot from cd/dvd drive.

see if it can run at least 5 passes without failure. if failed, remove one stick of ram and test again. repeat until you find the bad ram stick.

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HI , i have a laptop , a HP pavilion dv5000 & its a couple years old now.
its time for a memory upgrade .
i dont know much about laptop memory and or where to find it . we have a couple shops here in Sthlm ,Sweden where i generally buy all the desktop pc parts . BUt i cannot seem to find any laptop memory parts on thier sites .
Anyone here know where is a good place to buy memory for laptops . [email protected]
the laptop has 2 slots and i am looking to get 2 GB on 1 card .

Cheers T

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I recently bought a used HP 15-f023wm with 4gig of memory. I'd like to add more. How much memory will it accept? I couldn't find an answer on the HP website. Thanks...Dale

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Yes, the notebook can be upgraded to 8 GB or momory but not more than that as it has a single slot and system supports 8 GB max.For Part number: For more info:

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Just recently bought Envy 750-229. I am trying to upgrade RAM to 16GB. So far I have tried Patriot and Kingston memory and the system doesnt recognize the additional 8 Gb. No idea what to do. 

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I Have a HP Pavillion 510w which came with 128 Megabytes of memory. I have since upgraded to 256 Megs and an Nvidia 32 meg Video card with no trouble. I tride to up grade to 384 megs by adding 256 megs in place of one of the 128 meg chipboards. When I do, my monitor will click on when I power up, but then immediately clicks off. Does anyone out there have any suggestions?

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Can the XPS 12 memory be upgraded?  So far I can't get a straight answer from Dell.

A:XPS 12 memory upgrade

Hi jb3962,
Welcome to the Community,
On XPS 12 the memory (RAM) is part of the system board.Since memory is part of the system board, it cannot be upgraded as a separate module.
Thank You

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