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Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

Q: Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which currently has 512mb of RAM on board.
I want to add another 512 module.
The Owners Manual states that I should remove the AGP CARD before adding a new module. It doesn't say that I should replace it when the new memory is inserted.
Can anyone tell me what is the function of the AGP card and if it is necessary to remove it before adding the new memory module?
Cobh Rambler.

A: Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

There is no reason to remove an AGP card if you are adding more memory. Unless the AGP card physically blocks the RAM slot (not allowing you to put the RAM in), you need not worry about the AGP card.

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I've posted this already but I was wondering if there was anyone else had an opinion on this.
I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which currently has 512mb of RAM on board.
I want to add another 512 module.
The Owners Manual states that I should remove the AGP CARD before adding a new module. It doesn't say that I should replace it when the new memory is inserted.
Can anyone tell me what is the function of the AGP card and if it is necessary to remove it before adding the new memory module?
Cobh Rambler.

A:Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

The AGP card would be your video card, you'd definitely want to put that back in or your computer won't work. Normally you don't remove the video card to install more memory.

The only reason I see for doing that, since its not a normal procedure, is that the card may be in the way of the latches on the side of the memory slots.

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How to remove the memory module?

Get the following message and for me this means that one of the modules is broken:

Memory Error
Address = 00034000H
Read Date = 28034000H
Write Data = 00034000H

For my opinion the computer should boot again when I remove the broken memory slice?

Cheers Australia

A:Tecra R10 - How to remove memory module?


You can remove easily the memory modules.
I think the bay is placed at the bottom of the unit.
You have to remove the screw securing the bay and you will get a access to the module.

Here is a video how to do this on another notebook Satellite L500. But the procedure is not very different on Tecra R10

Hope this helps a little bit

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Hi All,
I have an older Premio 200F computer, think thats what model it is not sure.

Only had 64mb of memory,2-32mb cards . I purchased a new 128mb card. These are all DIMM cards.

When I installed the 3 cards the Performance only showed 96mb.
I moved the cards around to all the sockets and still 96mb.

Now I have one 128mb card and one 32mb card= 160mb of memory.

Looking at documentation of the premio computer I should be able to have
256mb of memory.
There are a total of 5 sockets, 3 DIMM, and 2SIMM
Anybody have any ideas that would help me with this problem??

Windows 98se

A:adding a new 128 memory card

256MB total divided by 3 slots equals 85.3MB per slot, but they don't make 85.3MB modules so there's an error somewhere.

Does the 128MB chip work with each 32MB stick and show the right amount? If you put in both each stick by itself does it show the correct size for each one?

You may also want to exchange the new stick for a different one. Make sure its a close match to the existing RAM, ie. PC66 or PC100, Chips on one side vs chips on both sides of the stick.

You should also run a Memory testor once you get a combination that works:

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Abit board has 2 pci-e slots. With 1 video card system reads 3.25 (or so) gigs of ram. With 2 cards system reads 2.76 (or so) gigs of ram. So my question is why a pci-e video card steals system memory. There is no onboard video on this mother board. Any clues why this is happening.

Stephen B.

A:adding 2nd pci-e card steals memory

The system has to be able to address the memory on the card. On a 32 bit system, the addresses used to access the hardware come from the 4 GiB address space. Those addresses can no longer be used for System RAM as they are now used for Video RAM.

Looks like the 2nd card has 512MiB on board. 3.25 -2.76=.5 GiB=512 MiB

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I have a couple of questions about adding memory to my Dell laptop. Will a standard
"256 MB DDR SDRAM, PC2100 / 266 MHz" card work (bought locally at Walmart or RadioShack) along with the factory installed 256MB?

Secondly, where can I get step by step instructions (with pictures) on how to add the memory?

And where can I get a teeny-tiny phillips screwdriver to open the memory compartment?

A:Dell's Inspiron 1100 - Adding 256MB memory card

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So I have a win7 x64 machine, core i5, 4gb of ram recently upgraded to 6gb (more on that later). It was working fine until the new ram module.
I was using two ram modules (2gb x2), and i add a third one (2gb x3), they are the same model and it was a pack of 2gb x3, but for some reason i had only installed two modules and not three.
Si i got the following BSOD and I want to know what it means. Maybe is a ram issue, maybe i should have installed the extra ram dim on the other slot.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {90, b, 0, fffff8800f5b9794}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+524794 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
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A:BSOD after adding a ram module

Really only three options when you get a BSOD from RAM. Either you have the wrong RAM installed, which doesn't sound like it is the case because they are all matching or the RAM is installed wrong. My guess is that your motherboard requires that RAM be installed in matching pairs, in which case you would need one more stick of RAM that matches the speed and size of the other three. I've run into this problem more than once. Last option would be that you have a bad stick of RAM. - Memory Diagnostic
Program from these folks will tell you if that's the case.

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Have an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe with 2x512 samsungs in it right now. I have an extra 256 MB corsair that I'd like to toss into the third slot, but I never quite saw an answer to the huge question of whether populating the third slot would actually slow me down or not.

So nobody has to check, the mainboard is an Nforce2 Ultra with 3 RAM slots.

A:Solved: Will adding a 3'rd module be a plus?

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I formatted a SanDisk 2GB memory card on my laptop, and then copied a playlist onto it to play on my mobile phone. The problem is that I cannot safely remove the SD from my computer now, even though no other programs are running.
Any suggestions?

A:Cannot safely remove memory card

Log off and back on again

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These few days I am experiencing problems regarding either the memory card or laptop. Whenever I insert the memory card (Sandisk) first thing when the laptop turns it, It will either freeze the laptop until I remove it and 2-3 instances the laptop made a buzz noise and freeze hence I had to do a hard shut down.

I am getting loads of event error 15

The device, \device\Scsi\JMCR1, is not ready for access yet.

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A:Remove read only write protection on micro sd 2GB memory card

Turn the Lock switch to off on the card.

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When i used my 2GB micro sd card to save my personal data it automaticlly became write protected. I can't make any change in it even it is not formatted due to write protected error and I can't change its attributes also. I have tried many ways like command prompt, registry and format it though disk management but can't. Please give me a simple and authentic way to remove its write protection. Please help me..

A:Remove read only write protection on micro sd 2GB memory card

Hello Talhaayyan,

Usually a micro SD card will have a write protection switch on the side of it like below that you move up or down to turn write protection on or off.

Hope this helps,

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what is the difference in ecc and non ecc memory sticks and does it make a difference which one you can use in a dell optiplex 200. also does it make a difference if it is 40ns or 45ns? currently i have just 256mb and want to upgrage to 512mb. so i guess i need to know what is the correct sticks to buy that work with my dell. the stick in it now is 40ns.

A:memory module

Most desktop don't use ECC (Error Correction Code) Memory. However, this is a link to Dell with what they have available for sale for an Optiplex GX 200 if that's what you have. It is ECC memory. I looked at, usually a good site to do a memory search and they didn't have anything listed, but suggested you might need "proprietary" memory.

Optiplex GX200

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I have this laptop thats a bit old, I know it has a Pentium3 and 128mb ram. What I am trying to find out is the size,module of the ram? like if its PC100? or PC133? are there any programs out there that do this trick? thanks

A:memory module?

Make and model of the laptop would be useful. You can also go on sites like Kingston ,use their configurator and you will find exactly the memory you need.

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By looking at a stick of memory how can you tell how much RAM it is please?


A:memory module

There should be a sticker on the module giving the specifications.

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I have an NEC memory module with the following markings on each of the two chips:4318160-70 and 9451AU600. the back of the board has the markings: P7460 and P10-04B74600.

Can someone please advise me as to the capacity of the module and whether or not it is parity.

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Dear Sirs,
I recently put together a system that consists of:

Motherboard - Soyo K7VTA VIA KT133 chipset 200 FSB
CPU - AMD Athlon Thunderbird 900 Mhz
Memory - 1 Micron 256 MB, PC133
Hard Drive - IBM 40 GB ATA 66 7200 RPM
OS - Windows 2000 SP 2
Video - Gigabyte Geoforce2 MX400 64MB

This system has been running fine and without incident until I recently purchased an addition memory module. The memory module is identified on the chips as, Siemens HYB39S256400T-8(B). It was advertised as 512 MB Unregistered, PC133. I installed the memory into the next available DIMM socket (3 onboard). When I rebooted the computer several things happened.

1.) The PC booted through BIOS where the memory was tested and recognized (786,432 total memory) them memory and began to load Windows and then suddenly rebooted. This occured over and over.
2.) After booting into BIOS setup (Memory was recognized in BIOS) I exited and when the machine rebooted I received a STOP error.
STOP error = The ACPI BIOS in this system is not fully compliant with the ACPI specification. 0x000000A5, 0X00000011, 0X00000007, 0XEB8680C0, 0X0100000C

I then removed the new memory module and the machine booted normally.

Can you please offer me some suggestions.

Thank You,
Kelly Rudnick
[email protected]

A:Memory Module from .........

What happens if you put just the new module in? Any problems (could be a bad module)? If not:
Do you know if the new memory is ECC or non-ECC? What about the original memory?
Also, do you know if the original memory is also unregistered/unbuffered as opposed to registered/buffered?
If they are of different types, they may not play well together.

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Hi, i was just checking out a site that sells memory upgrades...

I noticed that theyre selling 1 GB laptop memory for hp (it doesnt mention two 512mb sticks).
Im using a compaq m2000 laptop, is it possible to just buy a single 1GB memory stick to place into one slot or would i have to buy 2 x512mb? how many bytes can each slot hold?


A:1GB memory module?

The max ram for that model laptop is 1GB so the safest most reliable way to go would be to purchase 2x 512MB. read this page from
Good website for memory, I use it all the time.

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My owners manual for Dell 2400 series desktop calls for a PC2700(333-MHz)DDR SDRAM (non-ECC) Memory Module

Will a Kingston 512MB PC2700DDR (KVR333/512R, KVR33350/512R) Memory Module be OK?

I'm confused can some one help?

A:Memory Module

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Hi Tech Guy,
Can you email me web URL's to buy a 1 GB Memory Module for a Dell OptiPlex GX270 with a Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 Genuiielntel ~2992 Mhz so I can upgrade my PC & OS ASAP

A:Where can i buy a 1GB Memory Module for my PC?

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I'm currently running my system on a puny (it seems) 512 MB of DDR SDRAM (2 sticks of 256).
However, I've just bought 1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM 1 stick 400mhz to upgrade it & have heard a horror story from a friend that this won't work as I need to buy 2 matching sticks of the same memory for it to work.
Is this true?

A:Memory module query

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Hello Windows Vista Forums,

I would like to upgrade my Random Access Memory (RAM). I am thinking to put 2GB RAM cards into my machine. I have a small problem though. I don't know what type of memory my I should put into my machine. I own a Alienware Area 51 7500. Here are the system specs:

System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware
OS Vista Ultimate x64
CPU Area 51 7500
Motherboard MB-EVGA122CKNF68B1
Memory 8GB ElPIDA DDR2 PC2-6400 U-DIMM 800MHZ
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Sound Card EAX3
Monitor(s) Displays SAMSUNG 23" GAMERS CHOICE
Screen Resolution Primary 1680 X 1050, Secondary 1920 X 1080
Hard Drives ST3250410AS
Model: ST3250410AS
Size: 250GB
PSU CoolerMaster 1000
Case Alienware Black Head Chasis
Cooling Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
Keyboard Alienware M51 Standard Keyboard
Mouse Alienware M5 Standard Size Mouse
Internet Speed 54.0 MBPS
Other Info Bought in October of 2007 from Alienware.

If anyone can reccomend a type of RAM for machine and where to purchase for a good reliable price, that would be fantastic! All help is appreciated! Thanks!


A:RAM Memory Module Upgrade

Pretty sure you'll be good with 240 pin DDR2 modules. Best to install in pairs, so keep that in mind. While newegg isn't guaranteed to give you the best price, they've always been reliable wherever I am in the world when it comes to shipping. - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

Those are the modules for your board sorted by rating. I personally have Mushkin brand in my tower, but I'm not partial to any brand. Check out the reviews. Maybe someone else here has the same mobo as you and can offer some first hand experience on what you should get. Good luck.

Also for future reference

You can go there and find the proper ram size/timings and then use that info to do a search on newegg or your favorite shopping site.

According to them here's the ram you need (

Package: 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300

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I am trying to reformat a friends computer. It is a real mess, so I do not want to clean it out. But when I try to run the xp-setup, it gives me a bsod with different messages, all including setupdd.sys. I can boot normally, setup loads files, I am asked what I want to do, press enter to setup, accept license agreement. When it asks me where I want to set up windwos, partitions etc, it show 4 unknown devices with unknown size, no harddisk, no partitions, after that, whatever I do, a bsod.
I googled this up and it seems to have to do with bad ram. My computer shows all disks and partitions without problems, so I figure it is not a hardware problem, but malware, preventing me from formatting/re-installing windows xp.
The problem is, that all works fine, ram test is fine. I ran several antimalware tools and mbam gave me one time (not the first scan) an infected memory module with a win32 trojan. It said delete on reboot, I rebooted and reran the scan and now it says the same. Sorry, I did not include the log, but I am afraid to use my usb-stick to copy the log, after what I was on that PC, I became a little paranoid.
Malwarebytes, run in normal mode, quick scan, reports memory module infecten with trojan downloader, c:\wiindows\system32\wmimgr32.dll and the file c:\windows\system32\wmimgr32.dll.
When I run the scan in safemode, it does not detect a thing.

I appreciate any help!!

A:Memory module infected

In time I also ran dr. Web, some 2000 infected files with win32.hllp.neshta and win32.sector.204800, file infectors, very nasty, but apparently cured. I ran windows memory test, no errors found. I ran also checkdisk, inclusive surface scan and it found some problems (as a result of file intection?). The problem still remains, I start windows setup, it still does not recognize any partitioned/unpartitioned space (I checked in my computer, 50 Gb partitioned and 100 Gb unpartitioned) and after any choice I make there (create, delete, setup) a bsod.

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Hi I have recently purchased inspiron 5567 laptop and I think I would need to add more RAM to it.
in India I don't find anywhere on the Dell official site, an option to purchase a memory module.
So I wanted to know from where I can purchase a compatible RAM for Inspiron 5567? (do I have to look for any specific brand for memory module?)
Is it okay to purchase from a local computer store or from online store like Amazon or Flipkart?
Secondly, do I have to take my laptop to the service center to replace the module or I can replace it at my home itself?
If I replace it at my own, will it affect my laptop's warranty?

A:Upgrading Memory Module

It'll take up to 2X8G DDR4-19200 modules; yes, you can purchase the memory and install it yourself (simply requires removing the base cover).
Disconnect the battery and unplug the system before upgrading.

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Helloes mates, ive got the following problem thats been annoying me for the last couple days.

I just bought brand new computer parts and im trying to get them to work together.
Ive gotten to a point where motherboard displays an error "C1" continuously(this motherboard has a small led display that shows error messages). Even tried resettin CMOS, changing places of memory modules, only using one module etc. but i still can't get it to work.
Also the memory modules seem to generate alot of heat during that time that motherboard is stuck at C1 phase. I haven't had the balls to keep it going for more than 5 minutes since at that point memory modules heat build-up seems to be too much.

Motherboards manual says for C1 code that:
Detect memory
-Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and EEC
-Auto-detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
Motherboard: Abit AB9 Pro Intel 965 LGA775 ATX
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2,40Ghz, Socket 775, FSB 1066, 4MB Cache
Power: Nexus NX-4090 400W ATX
Video card: Club 3D 8600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E DUAL-DVI TV
Memory: Corsair Twin2X 2x1GB DDR2 800Mhz kit

A:Memory module/processor?

POST error C1 indicates RAM refresh has failed.

Try the RAM in another bank or try a diff module. Check to make sure the banks are clear and free of obstructions.

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I have read some data that says that Windows Seven has problems with mixed sizes of memory modules. In my system I have three 2 Gig modules and one 1 Gig module. Can this cause any problems. The memory came preinstalled in my system so I assume it is of same type and manufacturer. Still trying to chase a problem with desktop heap allocation failure at boot up.

A:Memory module size

Quote: Originally Posted by arliedog

I have read some data that says that Windows Seven has problems with mixed sizes of memory modules. In my system I have three 2 Gig modules and one 1 Gig module. Can this cause any problems. The memory came preinstalled in my system so I assume it is of same type and manufacturer. Still trying to chase a problem with desktop heap allocation failure at boot up.

The size of the module shouldn't matter as long as they are exactly the same specs. If you think the heap problem is caused by memory download and run memtestx86 for several hours at least.

You can also check in event viewer (type event vwr in search) for log entries. Go to windows logs>application tab (and system)and look for errors (red in the left hand colum) relating to the problem. When found note the event ID and source codes and relay them to us

Let us know if you need help

Ken J+

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hi everyone wondering if anyone can help me please,i have ran malwarebytes and it has picked up two virus and says will delete on reboot but they wont go away it makes my computer bleep now and again and its definitely not running right,slow and keeps messing internet pages and desktop icons in toolbar area not present as to what they were before so on... well i dont want anything thats not supposed to be in there you know what i mean i ran avg and that has picked them up but still when i run malware it still finds the same two trojans and in the log file this is what it says...\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruixjetaspb.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot. the second one is....\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruixjetaspb.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. but like i say avg has done full scan and then malware keeps finding them and theyre still there... anyone help please??

A:memory module virus

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Hi Guys,
Thought i'de upgrade my 2 half gig ddr 266 memory sticks, too
2 one gig ddr 266 memory sticks.
when i installed the sticks the system soon started rapid bleeping, and the moniter display the no video input message. I reinstalled the old memory, back to normal. Any ideas would be appreciated.
All the best.

A:Memory Module Issues

What is the make and model of the new memory?

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Sorry I am dim, but I can't figure out if the memory I have will work with the mobo i have.

mobo: Asus A7V400-MX
(from the supoprt manual: supports up to 2GB unbuffered PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM)

Memory: 1 x 512 DDR 400 PC3200 UDIMM made by elixir.

I know the 'PC' numbers don't match, but i was assured twice by the tech guy that the memory is backwards-compatible with the mobo specs.

Unfortunately I am having problems with the new mobo, which may be due to the new memory, I'm not sure!!

The full problem I'll describe if I get past this issue. Don't want to bore you with it all stright up at first.


A:Does this memory module fit this mobo?

Yes it should work. It will just run at most 2700 (333MHz) or slower
instead of 3200 (400MHz), depending on the CPU FSB and your settings.

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Hey there,
I checked to c what memory would b suitable for my laptop ( HP Compaq nx6110 ), and it seems i need DDR PC2700..
I was wondering if it matters if i use PC2700,2100 or some other ...
Does anyone know if my system would function with any of the other PC speeds?



A:Memory Module question

Usually, faster speeds are OK (it will just run at the motherboard speed or the speed of any other RAM module also installed, whichever is the slower)

But if you install slower RAM (2100) then all RAM, including any original module that may be faster will run at the slower speed.

I have not experienced issues using faster RAM, but very rarely timing issues may arise and it will fail to work. But it's rare.

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I went to the Gateway site and found they recommend the following memory upgrade.

Infineon 512 MB PC2-4200 533 MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM

When I place this in the search engine for Newegg, it comes up with nothing. I want to add 1 GB of memory. My computer is a Gateway GT5220.

According to the site I have 4 memory slots, 2 free (512+512+0+0)

With the information above, can you tell me what I need to look for online to order the correct memory for my computer?

A:Solved: What memory module do I need

Here you go

Kingston, Corsair and Crucial are all good brands.

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Memory Test FailedFaiure ID: 90931T 64P84A QFPK1G 407K03Product ID: A5F74AV Memory Module Hi, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my laptop and see what I need to fiix or replace. When you try and boot it, it goes in circles trying to do the "Preparing Automatc Repair" but it always fails and says the PC did not start correctly. Upon hitting restart the process repeats. Ocassionally ading the step of diagnosing PC but nothing else happens.  I am unable to get passed the booting process. Any help or advice would be great!

A:A5F74AV Memory Module

You have a dv6t-7000 model and you have a bad memory module. This is a little fuzzy but watchable. See at 2:50 into the video how there are 2 modules. Try each module by itself in each slot and see if you can boot the machine and also run the test. That should isolate the bad memory module and all you would need to do is replace it. Will also diagnose if a slot is bad if modules work in one slot but neither works in the other slot.  Post back your fuindings and we can go from there.

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i just installed a Kingston 64MB PC100 in the next slot to the one already holding a 64MB PC100...... restarted...... no monitor..... black....... took the emodule out again... rebooted....... everything back to normal.... what is going on? Did I miss something? What else do you have to do besides insert the memory into the slot and make sure it's seated and the claps are closed? The Ram is new.

A:New Memory Module = Problems

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my laptop is not starting and caplock key is blinking 3times between a pause it means it has a memory failure. I'm using original memory, tell me how to reseat my device.

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i have a new HP Z400 workstation. it has a new install of windows 7 enterprise 64bit with all updates. the pc came with 6gb of ram installed. i purchased 6gb of kingston memory that was specifically listed for this workstation. the ram is installed as 6 x 2gb modules. slot 1 factory module slot 2 kingston module slot 3 factory module slot 4 kingston module slot 5 factory module slot 6 kingston module. when this pc just had the factory modules it shows 6 gb installed 5.83 usable. it now shows 12gb installed with only 3.23 usable. what is causing the decrease in usable memory as well as what is causing the usable memory to be a fraction of the installed memory?

A:adding memory results in less usable memory

First reseat the ram sticks.
I would change locations of the sticks too
If still have the problem, take Ram Test
Download memtest86 and test RAM
Run for 6 passes/

It could also be mix and match a no, no.

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Hello everyone: A few weeks ago I pushed the button to start my PC. It started with its usual routine but then stopped booting up and just started beeping at me. After several attempts at forcing it to shut down then starting it again only to have it beep at me I just left it off and used the laptop to do some research about the beeping. Seems it had to do with a memory problem which I managed to locate by removing the memory modules one at a time and replacing them in the same location they came from. I managed to isolate one module that when installed, caused the machine to beep and boot no further, and when removed, the machine booted up o.k. although it was a bit sluggish and acted like it wasn't to sure about what it was supposed to do with itself. It just so happened that it was in an end socket and when I removed a module from the opposite end and placed it in the suspect socket, the beeping started again, so I put that module back in it's place at the other end and left the other socket empty. I'm actually using the PC in question to make this post, it seems to run satisfactorily without the one module in place, but at times seems to loose its bearings. Sorry about running on, my question is. "Is the the memory module the problem, or is it the socket that the memory module plugs into the problem, and what is the solution either way? On this particular machine a H.P. a1250n Media Center desktop; I can install up to 4 1-gig modules, I'm using the 2 512 MB modules i... Read more

A:Memory Module or System Board?


Since the beeping starts when using a known good module in the "suspect" slot it

would seem to indicate a problem with the slot.

You can try testing using one working module in all slots to make sure that the issue is the slot.

If the slot is determined to be defective the board would have to be replaced.

This can be an issue with OEM unless the board is replaced with the same board.

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have CQ60-101AU laptop. I'd like to buy Corsair Memory ? 2GB DDR2 SODIMM Memory (VS2GSDS800D2). Is it compatible with my laptop?

A:CQ60 memory module (RAM) compatibility

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I have a Dell Studio 1737 laptop, Runs Vista. Bought in 2009.
A month or more ago, the battery stopped working. I haven’t replaced it yet, because, 1. It went from working to not working very abruptly, and I’m not sure that’s how batteries die. 2. Checking online, I read it might be my BIOS. 3. I know someone who replaced her battery and it only worked for a week or so. So her computer must have another issue going on, maybe mine does too.  
The last 2 weeks, the laptop has been freezing at random times.
When it’s not freezing, it’s running great. I run virus and malware checks often. Paid Avast, free Malwarebytes, ADWcleaner, CCleaner, and I ran Windows Repair All in One.
I ran a diagnostic test at Dell, it found a critical hardware failure--my memory module isn’t working properly and should be replaced. My System Info says that my -- RAM is 4.00 GB, Total physical memory - 3.96 GB, Available physical memory - 2.58, Total virtual memory - 8.12 GB, Available virtual memory - 6.62 GB.
Question-could this memory module issue cause the battery issue and/or the random freezing?
I also attempted to update my BIOS at Dell, which was a recommended update. It wouldn’t allow me to complete the update, because there was no battery.
Any advice would be welcome.

A:Battery, BIOS or memory module?

Hello - Yes batteries can die abruptly.. normally you would see a decrease in how long it stays charged and then it would simply fail.  But it could be yours just decided to die.  Also your computer's freezing can be attributed to bad memory and if their memory tester found a problem you may indeed have failing memory, but I would try replacing the battery first ( just in case somehow the lack of battery is affecting the memory circuit. (unlikely but possible).

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Something is happening to my computer... When I Login, a windows installer message pops up with a bubble that says: "Please wait while windows configures Sonic Activation Module." Then the next bubble says: "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert the 'Sonic Activation Module' disk and click ok." I have to pull up the windows task manager to end this task in order to continue to do anything on my computer!!!! Then, to make matters worse, all of my documents have somehow transformed themselves into wordpad documents!!! Help. Help. Help! What on earth is happening?!? How do I get my computer back to normal? Is this some sort of virus? I can login online and other programs seem to be ok as well, I just want this annoying Sonic Activation Module off my computer!!! I have a Dell Dimension DIM5100 Intel (R) Pentium(R) D home computer with MS Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Windows Safety Module is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows Safety Module and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism, Windows Safety Module has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows Safety Module is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Windows Safety Module virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

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Hi. I done a report on my pc using EVEREST because I wanted to upgrade my RAM. It says:

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Error Correction None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 4-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
Memory Slots 2

It says maximum Memory Module Size 256MB. Does this mean I cannot put a 512MB memory module in or does it mean the most ive got in it is 256mb?

A:EVEREST - Maximum Memory Module Size

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I know you're not supposed to mix memory modules, but I have an extra 256 mg module that's a different brand from the modules now in my system. My mb (ASUS) manual says "For dual channel configuration the total size of memory modules installed per channel must be the same for better performance" which I have now w/the 2 512 mg modules installed (Patriot). It also says "Always install modules w/the same CAS latency".

My questions:

1) Could installing the 256 mg module actually weaken performance of the "dual channel configuration"?

2) If it is a different CAS latency, could it harm the mb or other memory modules in any way?

I figure if it doesn't work, the system just won't boot and I'll remove the extra module. But if it does boot, I want to be sure no harm is done to the mb, the other modules, and that it won't actually degrade the dual channel performance of the other 2 modules.

Thanks much,

A:Solved: Can This Memory Module Harm my System?

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I've just bought a Toshiba NB 510-10D and I can't find where do I have to change the RAM memory,

Can anyone help me?


A:Replace the memory RAM module of TOSHIBA NB510


I found very nice YouTube movie How to replace the RAM for Toshiba NB500, NB520, NB550D Series

Check this.
The plastic cover at the bottom of the unit needs to be removed? there you will see the HDD and the memory modules. Spread out the two memory lock latches so that the memory module pops up. Pull the memory module up and out at an angle, using care to avoid touching the connectors. Remove the memory module.

That?s all.

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Hello members, this is my first day as a member and i got a problem.
I have a ASROCK K7VT2 motherboard with a Athlon 2000 cpu and 256 mb of 266ddr ram, but i have decided to upgrade so i have lobbed the 256 mb of ram out and replaced it with a single stick of 1gb of 266 ddr ram.
Noweverything works and it is faster BUT its only showing as 512mb of ram, the BIOS is fully updated and i have tryed the ram in the second slot to no avail. Have looked in the manual and the board says it takes 2gb of ram and it has 2 slots so 1+1 = 2 YE only this board dont wanna play i have tryed emailing asrock but go no reply so HHHEEELLLPPP can anyone help me please


A:Asrock K7VT2 memory module not recognized!!! HELP

this will definitely not solve your problem, but please read the contents of this link

it says how much asrock sux. sorry man.

by the way

Hello and Welcome to Techspot

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This is supposedly what happened to my computer. Is there some way to prevent this or find out early enough to prevent drive erasure?

A:Can bad memory module erase hard drive?

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I get this message whenever I log on; try to run regedit or msconfig. I'm frustrated trying to find out what the problem is...can you help???

Each time the @ # is different...i.e., ". . . in module kernel32 at 5443:91271892" these numbers change each login.

I can't see what is running on startup because this message occurs and never goes into msconfig.


A:Memory Access Violation in Module Kernel32 @ . . .

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 Laptop having 4 GB RAM. I am planning to add additional 8GB RAM.
So, the Total RAM would be 4+8= 12 GB.

I found the following information in Dell Specifications User Guide:

Inspiron 5521 Two internally-accessible DDR3 SODIMM connectors
Inspiron 5537 Two internally-accessible DDR3L SODIMM connectors
Capacity Up to 16 GB
Inspiron 5521 Dual channel DDR3
Inspiron 5537 Dual channel DDR3L
Speed Up to 1600 MHz
Configurations supported 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

I found the following Memory Module information by running Command on my Laptop: 
Total Width: 64 bits

Data Width: 64 bits

Size: 4096 MB

Form Factor: SODIMM

Set: None

Locator: JDIMM2

Bank Locator: Not Specified

Type: DDR3

Type Detail: Synchronous

Speed: 1600 MHz

Question 1: Is it possible to add 4+8= 12GB configuration in this Laptop?
Question 2: Should i use DDR3 instead of DDR3L RAM in this Laptop?
Question 3: Which RAM is best supported with this Laptop, Kingston or CORSAIR Vengeance?

Note: I am using Ubuntu on this Machine.

A:Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module

1. Yes, albeit at a performance penalty.  It's designed for a pair of matched modules.
2.  Either will work by itself.  Don't mix DDR3 and DDR3L though -- if you have DDR3, use that; if L, use that if you're adding a module.
3.  Crucial is hard to beat particularly given its compatibility guarantee when purchased through its memory configurator.  Anything else- ask the vendor about compatibility guarantees (or be sure you understand the possible restocking charge if a return is required).

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I have a Tecra 8200 p3 (850 i think) that currently has 2x 128MB RAM.

The laptop only registers 128MB, so I think one of the sockets may be faulty.

I understand the maximum memory the tecra 8200 will address is 512MB, but can this be in a single Dimm, or must it be in 2x256?



A:Tecra 8200 recognizes only one 128MB memory module


You can use 2 x 256MB memory modules 144-Pin PC133 SODIMM or 144-Pin PC100 SODIMM

Best regards

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Good day to all. Can someone please assist me, advance thanks..

I bought a PC with MSI mainboard, N430GT, with 2-2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G installed RAM (=4GB), 500GB HDD.
Everything works smooth until I read that I could upgrade memory up to 16GB max. BTW my OS is Win7 64 Ultimate.

So I decided first to buy and install 2pcs-4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G (=8GB), for a few days everything works fine as expected, I shut it down one night and the following day restarting my PC, it turned BLUE with messages., and then on as often as every 5 minutes or less it turns BSOD.

I asked my friends and told me to do a clean OS reinstallation and I did that, but the problem persisted as if nothing changed.

So I did a memory diagnostic and It noted that possible hardware problem.

I did immediately changed and swap back my original 2pcs-2GB memory, and surprisingly until this thread writing it is ok.

My mainboard supports dual channel (two slots only) and I want to know how could I checked which one of the two 4GB memory modules is not working, or is it safe to install only one 4GB memory to checked which of the two is working or both are not working?

Any immediate response is of great help. thanks.

A:BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

The Kingston Value Ram (KVR) is known to be marginal and not even work in some PC's. The regular Kingston memory is usually OK but none of the techies that I know will use or recommend the KVR.

Check the MSI (or whoever the motherboard vendor is) site for your motherboard model (you didn't list it so I can't check for your). The N430GT is your video card, not the motherboard. Most motherboard vendors list compatible memory for their motherboards. Best to use memory that has been certified for the specific motherboard.

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I have the small Inspiron 3250 Desktop.  Processor information:  Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz (CPU:0).  Memory type:  DDR3 (1600 MHz).
I want to add another 8gb memory module.  I have asked Dell representative 5 times about which module to order.  I have received 4 different recommendations and one "your PC can't be upgraded).  I do know that my PC has two slots for memory and is only using 1 8gb module so I know it can be upgraded.  I just don't know which module is best suited for my PC.
Any suggestions??  Thanks in advance

A:Inspiron 3250 Small Desktop Memory Module

Have you called Dell Spare Parts directly (totally separate from Dell tech support) and given them that part number?
You can look at They have 2x8GB RAM for this system model for ~$94. The good thing about Crucial is they guarantee it works in whichever system they recommended it for or they take it back. Many people around this forum buy from Crucial.
But do yourself a favor. Start at Crucial's home page and work through their product finder on the left side so you know you looking at RAM for your system. Don't just rely on the link I posted, because -after all- it is your money.  
You will have to click the "Show more" button when you get to the page for your model to see the 8 GB modules.
And I guess you could sell the Hynix module on eBay etc to recover some of the cost of a new pair...

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Please help.
Does anyone have a *photo or physical description* on the original 128 Meg module that went in the the 3440CT.

I know the part number and specification I'm specifically trying to identify if the one in my 3440CT is a Toshiba part and therefore under the 10year guarantee. Its faulty.

Paper Label Printed with:-

* square "3d" bar code
* 128MB PC-133
* MTGA83S-86KI3
* S/N:S36000801096

The chips are KTI

it has 4 chips on each side and is a Micro Dimm 144 pin.
Printed on board is T3-0196 REV:1.0

I hope this link works. This is one on Ebay in Poland


Message was edited by: neill.bird

A:Portege 3440CT: What is a orginal memory module spec


Portege 3440 supports 64Mb of internal memory and this memory cannot be removed.
So only one slot is available.

As far as I know Toshiba recommends using these modules for an upgrade:

*SDRAM 64MB (PA3033U-1M06)*
*SDRAM 128MB (PA3034U-1M12)*

I think you could google for these single numbers and you should get a photo or all needed details about these modules?


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Hi my name is Richard.I got a pc here and we got a major problem.   203 - Memory module failed self test and failing rank was disabled (slot 3) I know this a ram , motherboard problem but I don't know how to fix it. My devices does not work, it said LSI Raid error, my keyboard, mouse does not work. I tried to spam f10 for bios but It still showed up the error message. I dont wanna spend too much money on this. I really need to fix this problem before I ever get in trouble. I believe my ram comes with the motherboard because I don't see any ram sticks inside my pc. I tried to reboot but nope, it still gave me the message. This really scared me, I could not get any devices working, I could not go to bios, I dont have a clear disk to diagnose on. I've seen forums thesame as this but non of them worked. Please help us. I will try to be active as soon as possible.  Any replies will be replied and, Please help us and tell us the solution for this. I only saw HP users have this. I don't want to spend $500 bucks for a new pc.  Specs: PC: HP Workstation x8600DDR3 Memory: 6 gbPciE: Zotac Geforce GT 610  Any further replies will be replied as fast as possible. I will try to be active as soon as possible.   Thank you staff, volunteers and members for reading this thread. I've tried everything i could do to fix this, nothing seems to be working.                 &nbs... Read more

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First time poster, long time reader. I appreciate any assistance that may be offered.
I was able to remove malware found on a system using the typical removal tools, malwarebytes, adwcleaner, JRT, Norton antivirus, hijackthis, combofix. The system appears to be working normal the only issue is that every afternoon I receive the follow error message, it often appears two times and it only seems to happen in the afternoon anywhere around 3-5pm. I have tried researching the error online but the error does not provide the path of the file as it normally should. I disabled all of the items in scheduled tasks, reviewed the items in the system startup folder and msconfig. I also ran sfc.exe /scannow as some forums noted online
Details about the error -
Title bar says: Rundll
Error Message reads: 
There was a problem starting
 The specified module could not be found
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16517  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.65.2
Run by RJOHNSON at 16:58:52 on 2014-08-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16323.12578 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Symantec Endpoint *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Symantec Endpoint *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
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A:Rundll error - Unable to remove startup module

Any ideas?

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I boot my Hp machine, nothing shown on screen and "capslock & numlock 3 times blink"i tried hard reseting it / AC adapter and battery does not seem to be the reason of this issue. is it memory module error? how to fix it?

A:Memory module error capslock & numlock 3 times blink

@usmanm27? Try reseating the memory boards first."Just remove them and reinsert them." HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation - Remove/Replace Videos REO

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Hello, I have a dell 8250 that i am pretty happy with but have noticed that i need more ram. I have 512 now but several programs that i run suck up much of it. I have just purchased 2 new 512 modules for this thing and plan on pulling the 256 sticks out and replace them with the new ones. My question is i know i need to put rambus in matched pairs but can i have a pair of 512 and a pair of 256? any ideas? also i was thinking about wiping out my main drive for a complete clean reinstall. Is that a little overkill? opinions requested. thanks for your time.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8250
Motherboard Chipset Intel Tehama i850(E)
System Memory 512 MB (RDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/22/03)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

A:Solved: Rambus Inline Memory Module, 256, 533mhz, 128x16, 8c

rrlr420 said:

Hello, I have a dell 8250 that i am pretty happy with but have noticed that i need more ram. I have 512 now but several programs that i run suck up much of it. I have just purchased 2 new 512 modules for this thing and plan on pulling the 256 sticks out and replace them with the new ones. My question is i know i need to put rambus in matched pairs but can i have a pair of 512 and a pair of 256? any ideas? also i was thinking about wiping out my main drive for a complete clean reinstall. Is that a little overkill? opinions requested. thanks for your time.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8250
Motherboard Chipset Intel Tehama i850(E)
System Memory 512 MB (RDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/22/03)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)Click to expand...

Good question--try it--I don't think it will work, but all it can do is not boot.

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I recently added 16G of Hynix memory (HYMP151F72CP4N3-Y5) to a Dell t7400 workstation that contained 16Gof memory as originally shipped (M395T5166AZ4-CE65).
dmidecode -t 17 | grep Size | grep MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MBAlso, the Dell mboard ACPI bios sees all 32G. Memtest passes on all 8 memory modules of 4mbeach. (So reordering or reseating the memory modules won't solve this. Itried this already.) I'm using the last bios posted to Dell's support pages:>dmidecode -s bios-versionA0>dmidecode -s bios-release-date05/23/20119
After I boot into linux, the system sees only 24G.
[ 0.000000] e820: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009c3ff] usable[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000000f0000-0x00000000000fffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x00000000cfe0abff] usable[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cfe0ac00-0x00000000cfe5cbff] ACPI NVS[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cfe5cc00-0x00000000cfe5ebff] ACPI data[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cfe5ec00-0x00000000cfffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000e0000000-0x00000000efffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fe000000-0x00000000feffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000ffb00000-0x00000000ffffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000100000000-0x000000062fffffff] usable
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A:after adding 16G compatible memory, I find 8 GB missing server memory with acpi bios: dmidecode sees 32G, free sees 24

The maximum RAM compatibility for Windows Vista Business is only 4GB. a different OS will utilize the remainder.

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I have this PC Chips K7 motherboard, it's got integrated video, but wow does it suck. I'm pretty sure there's a way that I can add my Radeon to the system, but I don't know how. I put it in today, and the screen didn't even start, probobly because of an irq conflict. What's the correct way to do this?

A:Adding aftermarket video card to board w/ onboard card

JTM said:


I have this PC Chips K7 motherboard, it's got integrated video, but wow does it suck. I'm pretty sure there's a way that I can add my Radeon to the system, but I don't know how. I put it in today, and the screen didn't even start, probobly because of an irq conflict. What's the correct way to do this?Click to expand...

can you give a little more info about the mobo?


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I have upgraded one of my old computers from 512MB RAM to 1GB by buying another PC3200 DDR400 512MB module. Upon booting Windows XP after the installation of RAM, BSODs with various errors show up (sometimes before loading to the desktop, sometimes after the desktop has loaded). Some of the errors include: IRQL LESS THAN EQUAL error, and another error that has the word 'Page' in it (I forgot if it is Page fault or Page file).

I have traced this down to the BIOS Memory settings. Before the upgrade, I have set other settings to the optimal setting that the BIOS can allow me, by reading this guide: , without any problems. Upon upgrading, setting the DRAM Command Rate to 2T will prevent the BSODs (before the installation of the new module, this setting was set to 1T and my system worked fine without any BSODs).

I am wondering if there is another way I can get my system to work while still setting the DRAM Command Rate to 1T. As I have seen from various websites like this one: ( , there is a performance increase if the DRAM Command Rate is set to 1T. I also would like to know if the performance gain is not that significant and if it is better if I just leave it at 2T?

I am also wondering if module order matters (based from closeness to the processor) in performance and stability. I have found out thru Everest Home Edition that the ne... Read more

A:DRAM Command Rate BIOS setting Problem with Installation of New Memory Module

Put the slower one into Slot 1 - that ought to ensure it runs at that speed, not the faster sticks timings..

You could try resetting it to 1T if that proves stable. A slight bump in Ram Voltage probably wouldn't hurt - if your board has that Facility in the BIOS.

A quick way to test stablility is to run a 2m SuperPi - it's not foolproof, but if it passes, you know you're on the right track. If you get errors, it's still suss, and you might want to run a MemTest on each stick individually - although it's new, it may still be faulty!

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I am developing a product that requires a cheap way to extract audio from a PC via USB. I've developed a circuit that uses a philips IC, and it works well, but the end product will be more expensive than I would like it to be. The option that I am considering is to use one of the cheap-o USB sound cards that are all over The devices have a USB plug on one end, and (2) 1/18" audio jacks on the other end. When it's plugged into a computer with a recent OS, it is automatically detected as an audio I/O device.

I can make it work as is, and I like the idea of using this because it is cheap, the manufacturer has already worked out the driver issues, etc. What i don't like is the fact that all of these devices that I've seen have a microphone/line in jack. I'd like to find one that does not have this feature, cause when the device is plugged in, I don't want the computer to think that there is an additional/available input device (since it will not be usable in my particular application).

Does anybody know of a similar device that only has audio output (and NO audio input capability)???


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hey folks,how are you all doing hope you had a good christmas.anyhow my question is this,i have 512 memory if i add another 256 will it over work my system?

A:adding more memory

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I currently have 1.5gb of Ram installed on my laptop running Core Duo. I've disabled some start-up programs, did the defrag, did a registry check, etc. In my task bar I currently have printer software, antivirus, spyware, video card software, and my network status. I find that my laptop still runs a little on the slow side, especially at bootup as it usually takes about a min, give or take, before the desktop is usable. Also during web surfing or opening programs it has its slow moments. Now I currently have 1.5gb of ram and was thinking of upgrading it to 2gb. Will I see a significant difference with 2gb or do I need to just disable some more stuff???

A:Adding Memory

Whats the anti virus program you are using ?

I really dont think you will notice a .5 gb of extra memory

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I'd like to get some opinions on buying refurbished memory for an upgrade on my computer.

A:Adding Memory

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I have an old E Machine 366C. It has 32MB SyncDRAM/512KB. I am going to give it away and was wondering if it was worthwhile adding some memory. I believe it can take 64 or 128MB. Is it worth the $ ?


A:Adding Memory

I think the question is for you to decide.

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well i managed to come across my moms old computer in our storage room. I wanted to know if i can remove the 64mb memory from my moms compaq and put it on my dell. i think she had the geeksquad install the memory a while back so yea if more info is neccessery just tell me what and ill look into it.

A:Adding Memory

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I have an Toshiba Satelite laptop, my OS is xp home and all I wanted to do is add 256 mb of ram to the existing 256 that is already installed, but once I install into my pc, my pc will not boot up with it connected, I just want to know what procedure that I am missing so I can install this. Thank you very much for your imputs.

A:Adding memory

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I intent to upgrade my ram memory,but I'm not sure how!?
I already have 2GB of kingston mem. and I wonder how I can upgrade it!? Can I add another 4GB,or am I limited to another 2GB.
I looked up on kingstons web site,and the search ended up with a couple of supported RAMs according to my motherboard,but they vary in GB and frequencies. So does my additional RAM need to be the same freq as the one i already have,and how can i check which freq it is?
Finally, my motherboard is MSI K9N Neo V3,and the compatible RAMs,according to the kingston web site are:

KVR533D2N4/1G 1GB 533MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL4 DIMM
KVR533D2N4/2G 2GB 533MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL4 DIMM
KVR533D2N4K2/2G 2GB 533MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL4 DIMM (Kit of 2)
KVR533D2N4K2/4G 4GB 533MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL4 DIMM (Kit of 2)
KVR667D2N5/1G 1GB 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 DIMM
KVR667D2N5/2G 2GB 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 DIMM
KVR667D2N5K2/2G 2GB 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 DIMM (Kit of 2)
KVR667D2N5K2/4G 4GB 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 DIMM (Kit of 2)
KVR800D2N6/1G 1GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 DIMM
KVR800D2N6/2G 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 DIMM
KVR800D2N6K2/2G 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 DIMM (Kit of 2)
KVR800D2N6K2/4G 4GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 DIMM (Kit of 2)

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I have an older 1GB p.c. I want to add 1G.B. to it. I located the correct part but my question is,,is this a simple process ? or should I have a pro do it? thanx

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Here's one of the many videos on installing RAM. It is fairly straight forward. Module is notched in such a way that it will only fit in the slot one way. Depends on how cluttered it is inside the case, you might need to disconnect some cables/wires to do the install. I'd also get a can a compressed air and blow out the dust if it's dusty inside.

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i have a dell xps gen 5 with motherboard OGCO68

cipset Intel i955X
with a intel pentium D 830 3.0Ghz

current memory
2x512MB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM 667Mhz with CL 5-5-5 running Dual Channel

which would be smarter and run better


$200 (Kingston)
2x512MB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM 667Mhz with CL 5-5-5 running Dual Channel
$310 (Kingston)
2x1GB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM 667Mhz with CL 5-5-5 running Dual Channel

A:adding new memory??????

It all depends on what you use your computer for really.

If you just have basic needs 2x512 is all you need. Even for gaming, there is not much of a noticable difference in going from 1 gig to 2 gigs. That money is best spent elsewhere.

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I currently have 64 megs of RAM memory and am running windows ME. I think I have PC 100 SDRAM 168 pin memory. I would like to add 64 meg more. I have only 2 slots, 32 meg in each slot. Should I get 2 64 meg sticks of PC 100 SDRAM or what? 128 seems fine to me.
Is it very difficult to add and remove these memory sticks from computer? Could I possibly do somethinmg wrong and ruin them?
Or should I take my computer to a computer business and pay them to add memory?

Please advise,


God Bless,

Bob J

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I have a Lenovo IdeaCenter K-300 ( 64bit) 2 of its memory slots have 2048MB each 2 are empty.
Is 2048 MB each the same as 2gbs each or 1 gb each? I need to know so I can buy the correct memory for the 2 empty slots. Thanks

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You have a total of 4gbs in your current config (2 x 2048).

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Hello I'd like to add more memory to make my computer go faster. I'm not sure how much to add or what to get. I have a Compaq Presario SR1960AN abd it has 1024meg. Thanks

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This should answer any and all questions you have: SR1960AN If your in the US, navigate to and use the memory advisor tool from there.

I recommend you remove your towers cover and confirm that you have 4 slots, and that two are free currently though, because it states it comes with 512MB, and your saying it has 1GB. It might have all 4 used already.

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Computer presently has 1G DDR-SDRAM pc3700 (2x512MB) I have a 1G DDR-SDRAM pc3200. Can I mix the 3200 with the 3700?

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Possibly you can. If you know the model of your motherboard, it'd help. I'd say try putting it in and see if it runs.

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i currently have a dell optiplex 200 with single 256mb memory stick. i want to add another 256mb memory stick to make my total memory 512mb. but i don;t know how to install it. anybody know how to do this would be a great help to me. i'am not very computer smart so be a simple as possible.

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Is your system a Dell Optiplex GX200? If it is, here is a link that should help you with memory installation:

Here is also a link to download both the user guide and service guide for the OPGX200 system, just in case you need them.

If the link will not work, let me know.


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I recently happened along 2 256 MB DDR memory cards the other day and was wondering what I need to know before I add them (if I even have an open slot) an addition to the 1gb I have now.

I have never installed memory in the past and I do not want to go placing cards in my desktop to find it is incompatible, etc etc...

So lets humor me and assume I have an open slot for the memory, the cards I found are labeled as follows;


CN 0430
256MB DDR PC3200 CL3

As far as my desktop goes, my specs are in my signature-

If I need to enclose more information please let me know.

THANK YOU in advance

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I want to max out the memory my computer can take I got 2 gigs at 667 mhz can I add 2 gigs at 800 mhz. to it or does it need to be matched ?

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Hi Andy,

It is not necessary. The 800 mhz RAM will step down to match the lower 667 mhz RAM automatically. You will have to replace or remove the 667 mhz RAM to operate at 800 mhz, if your motherboard supports it.


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I have a 300 mhz IMagic computer that was made by a company named Total PC, apparently now defunct. The mother board is a "PC100 SystemBoard" model 571 (I can't track down the manufacturer either). The mother board uses PC-100 SDRAM; there are two 168 pin slots (and 4 SIMM slots, irrelevant to any of this). The computer came with a single 32 mg SDRAM memory module in the DIMM1 slot. I tried installing an additional 128 mg memory module in the second, DIMM2 slot. The computer won't boot, as a result. Once the 128 mg module is removed, everything is back to normal. The CMOS is set to automatically recognize whatever memory is inserted, but this doesn't happen with the 128 mg module in place. There seem to be no other CMOS options to set in regard to memory.

The manual for the motherboard indicates that it can use up to 384 mgs of memory total. There is a table with various memory module combinations, but none of the examples show SDRAM modules larger than 64 mgs. (If you are wondering where the 384 mgs would come from, some examples include SIMMS in addition to DIMMS.) I assumed that nothing greater than 64 mgs was shown because that was the largest SDRAM available at that time. One thing I did notice in the examples is that no combinations used mixed sizes, e.g. 32 mgs in DIMM1 and 64 mgs in DIMM2. If two memory modules were used, they were always the same size.

If I remove the 32 mg module and replace it with the 128 mg module in the DIMM1 slot, the... Read more

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I would like to add more memory to my pc. I am a beginner at this and would like some help please. Here is ome info about my computer.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) SYNTAX S661M 1.2
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: SYNTAX S661M 1.2
Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080009 03/12/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
28.41 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

AOPEN COM5232/AAH [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST340015A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5LAD01LZ, rev 3.01, SMART Status: Healthy 224 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' is Empty

Thank you
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (on drive 0) 40.01 GB 28.41 GB free
Network Drives
None detected

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS 5513 IDE UDMA Controller SiS 651_661FX_741_760_M661FX_M661MX_M741_M760 [Display adapter]
Default Monitor
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Unimodem Full-Duplex Audio Device
Communications Other Devices
Smart Link 56K Voice Modem
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet ... Read more

A:Adding more memory

The easiest way to find compatible ram is to go to crucial and input the make and model of your computer. It will show all compatible memory modules for your system.

Installing the memory should be just a matter of switching off the system and inserting the chip into the first open slot. Make sure you ground yourself prior to handling the chip. Just watch what you touch / move around inside the case. It is easy to loosen a connection.

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I would like to add more memory to my computer. It is a gateway p5-133 it only has 64 mb of memory can I add more and is it hard. I would like to put another 128 MB on it if possible. I would also like to know about a CD Burner added on it.


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Hi there ~

The maximum amount of memory your Gateway can handle is 128 MB total. You must install the memory in pairs, so I assume you currently have two 32 MB SIMMS. You could purchase two more 32 MB SIMMS (72-pin EDO) and that would bring you up to 128 MB.

Installing memory is pretty simple. Just be sure to GROUND yourself before touching anything within your system. <a href="">Here</a> is a link to the proper way to install a SIMM.

Your system can handle a CD burner, as long as you have an open bay and an open IDE cable. (You can only have a total of four drives on any given system.) A P-5 133 is pretty slow, but it is do-able.

Good luck!

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o.k i was just wondering if i could transfer sum memory from my D:/ drive to my C:/ drive......

its becouse i have a terabyte HD and my C:/ drive only has 200GB and my D:/ has like i was just wondering if i could transfer some of the memory to my C:/ Drive becouse my C:/ drive is like full already......

so plz help and thanx in advance

Sys :

XPS 400

CPU: Pendiom D 930 3.00GHz

GPU: HD 5570


OS: Win 7 Ultimate

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Why don't you move your user files to the d drive instead?

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I have an older IBM Think pad that has just 128 mb of memory. There are 2 64 MB sticks and 1 emty slot 'DIMM. Is it possible to add just 1 more 64 MB stick of memory or would it need to be the total of 128?

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I am going to swap out a 256k memory SODIMM for a 1gig...

According to Gateway this is the max allowed... so I am good to go as far as the specs are concerned....

The existing chip is PC 2700 DDR 333 MHz
can I use a PC2-5300 200pin DDR2 @ 667MHz??

Will it be faster, or will there be no difference?

The notebook is a Gateway 7405GX with motherboard part # 102156 - on which I can find no documentation



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Put simply No, ddr2 is newer tech and different in design so it wont work, your board requires 333 MHz PC2700 DDR SODIMM memory, it's unlikely anything else will do, but knowing the motherboard would help us to say more, I suggest downloading >>>Everest<<< and see what that tells you, some boards can be finiky about the ram you use, but it does appear that 1gig is the max, but it may only be able to take it in 2x512 sticks maybe, hope this helps a bit.

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i have three slots for memory.. the first bank has a 128 mb ram chip. i've just added 2 more that are 64 mb each. when i check the properties it is only adding up to 160 mb's. any ideas.

i'm thinking that each slot needs the same memory as the first bank. meaning 128 + 128 + 128??

it can't be 128 + 64 + 64 ??


A:Memory isn't adding up...

First thing I would do is confirm that the slots and memory are ok. Take the stick of 64 out of the third slot and boot to see what happens. If it adds up 128+64 to 192 then remove that 64 and try the other and see if it adds up correctly. Then I would try the 128 with a 64 in the third slot to see what you get.

If one 64 and the 128 do not add up correctly, the 64 is bad or not compatable with then 128.

If they work in one slot and not the other, one slot is probably bad. I had that on one board I had. I could only use the 1st and 3rd slots.

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I'm going to be adding some extra memory to the XPS 8700 I just got recently. It has 8GB and there are two other slots to add 4GB more. I need all I can get as my system has a couple of Digital post processing software that should run better with a little more memory. Would this be a good choice? Two of those wold give me 16GB.

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Col the first thing you need to find out mate is how much RAM that machine (motherboard will support. I have had a look and it is very difficult to track down just what it will. The only thing I can see is the higher end models for example the one that cost another $200 more than yours with the i7 comes with 16GB and the one above it 32GB. But it may be that the model you have will not take more than 8GB perhaps 16GB but you would need to find out - don't forget anything you do affects the warranty.

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I have 32MB Simm memory 2 16MB sticks. I would like to add 128MB Dimm stick. The max is 192MB. Can I add the 128MB and keep the 32MB? I have a Pentium 2 processor with Windows 98. Thank you.

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My pc is a emachine with home vista. I was wanting more memory so I installed another memory stick and now I get no welcome screen nothing. I took out the memory stick and still the welcome screen will not come up/ I hear it running but I get just a blank screen

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Is that eMachines a desktop or a laptop/notebook?

What model name and model number is it?

What's the capacity and speed of the RAM module that was already in it?

What's the capacity and speed of the RAM module that you added to it?


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I currently have a 256 DDR DIMM. I'd like to have at least 512 Mb. Can I add a 512 DIMM and get 768?

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Hi I want to know if i can install more memory on my computer. I have a HP a1140n pavilion with XP Pro 250GB
in the Bios it says this
installed memory 1024 MB/Pc2-3200

memory bank 1 512 MB/DDR2 SDRAM

memory bank 2 not installed

memory bank 3 512 MB/DDR2 SDRAM

memory bank 4 not installed
Core version 08.00.10
Bios Revision 3.21 04/29/05
Intel pent 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
CPU speed 3000 MHz / 800MHz
Cache Ram 2048 B

If I can install more memory then would save me some money. I know how do it just not sure if there is room.
Any insights would be most appreciated.

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and welcome to the Forum

You have empty slots, check and usetheir configuration scanner to find out what you can add

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I want to add memory to my Dell inspiron 1300. Currently there is the factory 512mb ram but I can only find a Crucial 1024mb memory on the web. Can I add this?

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Did you use the system scan at Crucial?

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I suppose this is pretty straight forward but I was needing to add some memory and I was wondering what I needed to know. I have 1 Gig but as I've added a lot of software lately my machine has slowed so I'm wanting to add more memory. I think the 1 Gig I have is a total from two boards so do I have to add in the same increment?

In other words if what I have is two 500 Mb boards do I have to continue with that denomination (for lack of a better term)?

Can a person mix and match memory boards as far as size is concerned?

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Go to and use them to tell you what ram you have and what your pc will work with.

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