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Solved: Gateway 300S Memory Upgrade Problems

Q: Solved: Gateway 300S Memory Upgrade Problems

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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hello.. really need help for this one...
i have a gateway mx3225...

i hope your familiar with this model...
i am trying to upgrade my memory ram... it uses ddr2 pc4200
now my problem is this ...
i cant upgrade with any chip... i want to upgrade to 1gb.... i used pny .. kbyte .. generic ..
and even gateway brand.... i am out of the warranty date... gateway told me there is nothing they can do....
i install the memory and this is what happens... the power light stays on... and at hd shows some activity... but then does nothing.. the fans start up... but the monitor does not turn on...and nothing happens... the wireless card shows activity light on.. and power light on... its as if it wants to start.. but needs something else...

please help...

do i have to reset bios... do i need to install an extra driver to read 1gb...?
i checked gateways website for download support but nothing on new bios?
they only have bios updates for windows vista.?can i use that ?
i really want to upgrade my machine but cant...

please help

A:memory upgrade problems with gateway mx3225

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I am continuing a tread regarding an issue upgrading a Gateway MX3225 from 256kb of Ram to 1Gib. I purchase a few but none seemed to work. My computer would start and then the screen would go black or it wouldn't start at all. By not started I mean the power light would come on there would be some activity but the notebook wouldn't boot. I'm taking the advise of two bloggers and purchasing the 1gb ram from Kingston Technology model number: M1286E40 part: 1GB DDR2-533 SODIMM. I will update you guys once I receive and install it. Hopefully it works for me as well.

Thanks Sean

A:memory upgrade problems with gateway mx3225

Don't go for it yet... Check Kingston/Crucial/Corsair sites and use their configurators to find guaranteed compatible memory...
Are you sure about that model number? Sure it's not "Gateway M325X"?
This (I guess the one you mentioned) is compatible with that: Found through here:

This is what I found from Corsair site, and compatible with the exact model you told: I would really, really recommend this over the Kingston one...

Crucial option, especially for your machine: This would also be better than Kingston, propably. Maybe not better, but guaranteed to be compatible

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This is a similar problem to one posted back in March 2009, but no resolution was listed. My Gateway MX3225 (running XP) came with 256 mb of DDR2 ram and performs horribly. The specifications indicate it will handle up to 1 gb, but when a 1gb strip is installed, the laptop fails to recognize it. The harddrive begins to spin, the fan starts, but the POST doesn't run, the screen doesn't come on and after a few seconds it just sort of sits there. Likely, its doesn't see the memory, so it simply quits. I've tried a couple different strips of the same memory with similar results (thought the first was bad, bought another one...) When the original 256mb strip is reinstalled, the laptop starts up as per normal.

My original thoughts were that
(1) The bios needs to be updated to handle the increase in memory. I've upgrdated several PCs and never needed to do this, but perhaps laptops behave differently. There is nowhere in the BIOS to set this so perhaps I need to reset the motherboard(?)... thats an ugly thought...
(2) The specs are wrong and the device won't handle actually more than 512mb (the earlier posting indicated the user tried a 512 strip with success), but I haven't tried this... I really want to believe I can bump this up to 1gb.
(3) I require a unique type of memory for this device. I matched the speed/type/voltage exactly, short of replacing with the same brand which I could not locate. Nowhere in the manual does it indicate anythin... Read more

A:Solved: Problems Upgrading Gateway MX3225 memory

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A client of mine has a Gateway 300s PC. She has two CD's that came with the computer that sound somewhat relavent: A drivers CD and an Applications CD. Unlike most Dell PCs of today, she does not have an Operating System CD that can be used to reinstall Windows. I was wondering if any Gateway owners for PCs purchased around 2003 know if Gateway actually sent recovery CD's out with their PCs or not. If not, is there a recovery partition on the Hard Drive? If not, are there steps that can be taken to obtain a recovery CD from Gateway?

A:I need to reinstall XP on an old Gateway 300s. Do they use OS CD's, or recovery part

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Hi all - new to the board,

I just got a Gateway FX6800-01e and I want to upgrade the memory. Here r the specs

mobo:Systemboard with Intelģ X58 Chipset
processor: i7 920 2.66GHz Quad-Core w/ Intelģ Hyper-Threading & Turbo Speed Technology
memory: 3072MB DDR3 1066MHz Three Channel Memory (3-1024MB modules) upgradeable to 12gb-total slots = 6
os: Vista 64bit

I was shooping in line and came up with this.

Can any please help me in choosing thr best memory for my new machine?

I posted that link and if I was not supposed to - I apologize - just delete the link.



A:Gateway FX 6800-01e memory upgrade

bump - come on guys/gals

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Hello All,

I was wondering if you could help me out here. I recently purchased a Gateway MX6124 laptop and would like to upgrade the memory from 512mb(2x256) to 2Gb (2x1Gb). My question lies in what kind of memory i can use.

Here are some of the details straight from Gateway:

Memory Size 256 MB
Memory Type JEDEC 200-pin DDR-SODIMM
Package 200-pin SODIMM, 1.27-inch height
Speed 533 MHz
Supply Voltage 2.5 V
Parity Support No parity bit supported

I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade my ram to ddr2-sodimm. REason being is because i found a cheaper stick of ddr2 1gb memory on newegg. Also, it also says that the memory is dual channel. If i order two of the same models of memory, would that be ok? Please help me, i'm quite confused.

Oh, by the way, here is the link to the memory that i am currently looking at:

A:Memory upgrade question in Gateway Laptop

ddr2? naw, you've got to stick with whatever your laptop supports. oem builds are generally picky about thier ram timings, so try and puirchase ram with identical timings. i advise running cpu-z to check your timings.

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I have been trying to upgrade my Gateway M675 from 512MB to 2GB. The problem is when I do that my hard drive won't even turn after the initial screen. I am trying to use PNY 1GB DDR SODIMM N .

A:Gateway M675 memory upgrade problem

Have you tried one at a time?

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Iím trying to upgrade the ram memory from 4GB to 8GB, the memory I purchased has the same specs (DDR3 1333 Hynix 4 GB DDR3 RAM PC3-10600 204-Pin Laptop SODIMM) 2X4GB as the Kinston ACR256X64D3S13C9G installed from the factory. For some reason the laptop will not show any display, I tried one slot at a time and no display. With the old memory (2GB) powers up just fine, is there a certain procedure to follow for the laptop to read correctly the larger memory with this laptop?
I tried one of the Hynix and one of the Kingston and it did power up, in the BIOS it reads 6GB installed, but in the OS (Windows 7 64-bit) it only shows the 2GB not the 6GB installed.

A:Memory upgrade problem Gateway NV55S20u

Provided you install the correct type of RAM there is no special procedure required - your system & Windows should automatically detect it. Your laptop may not like the timings of the new RAM beyond 2GB.

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Good evening all.

Over the years my PC has gradually slowed down until I eventually took the plunge and decided to increase the memory, I used the scanner on and upgraded from 1GB (2 x 512mb), to 2GB (2 x 1GB) and according to these new modules are supposedly compatible with my system. The old modules are labelled M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T 512MB DDR-4000mHZ-CL3 PC32200U-30331 and the new modules are labelled 1GB DDR PC2700 and the installation of the new modules seemed to go without a hitch, also my PC did speed up briefly but after a couple of days it has got even slower than it was before with half the memory and sometimes it freezes completely.

I have since scanned my PC for malware, just in case, and the free Avast did find and remove a couple of things including a trojan but this didn't make any difference whatsoever to the speed, which if anything is getting even slower.

That's about as much as I can manage so I was wondering if anyone can help me to speed up my PC up again or have I just wasted £50 of my hard earned?

Thanks in advance,


A:Solved: Memory upgrade problems.

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Hi I'm very confused with Gateway Laptop NE512, 2G ram, Celeron N2840. I want to add extra ram but can't find the slot on the laptop and can't find any info on the web regarding this model except the official page, and has no info about this. Details about the laptop: Has not battery options for removalNo panel access for RAMSo I had to open it removing the screws, this is what I found:No visible extra ram slotIn fact no visible ram slot at all, does it has limited integrated ram?The battery is wired, no easy option for removal or replacementNo DVD/CD unit, just a plasticI was able to see the motherboard side inside but no ram slots, didn't dare to remove the screws of the mother board to check on the other side. Been searching the web but can't find any info about this, all I know is this Gateway Laptop is in fact an Acer computer. Will appreciate any help to find out if adding ram is possible at all, it's wonderful machine. 

A:Gateway NE-512 Celeron N2840 memory upgrade possib...

Hi hroldan,
Unfortunately, the RAM is not something Acer would consider to be User Replaceable. From the looks of it, it would require complete dissassembly and the RAM slot would be on the bottom side of the mainboard.
The mainboard has 1 RAM slot that will support upto 8GB of RAM DDR3L.

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Hi I'm very confused with Gateway Laptop NE512, 2G ram, Celeron N2840. I want to add extra ram but can't find the slot on the laptop and can't find any info on the web regarding this model except the official page, and has no info about this. Details about the laptop: Has not battery options for removalNo panel access for RAMSo I had to open it removing the screws, this is what I found:No visible extra ram slotIn fact no visible ram slot at all, does it has limited integrated ram?The battery is wired, no easy option for removal or replacementNo DVD/CD unit, just a plasticI was able to see the motherboard side inside but no ram slots, didn't dare to remove the screws of the mother board to check on the other side. Been searching the web but can't find any info about this, all I know is this Gateway Laptop is in fact an Acer computer. Will appreciate any help to find out if adding ram is possible at all, it's wonderful machine. 

A:Gateway NE-512 Celeron N2840 memory upgrade possib...

Hi hroldan,
Unfortunately, the RAM is not something Acer would consider to be User Replaceable. From the looks of it, it would require complete dissassembly and the RAM slot would be on the bottom side of the mainboard.
The mainboard has 1 RAM slot that will support upto 8GB of RAM DDR3L.

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I have an Ideapad 300S-14ISK too and my understanding is that it has only ONE memory slot. Mine came with 8GB. Spec sheet mentioned - "upto 8GB DDR3L". The chipset can handle 16GB and I was wondering if I can put another 8GB in this unit (if it has 2 slots) OR even swap out the 8GB and put ONE 16GB, if laptop can support it. Thanks,

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Hello All, I have just bought Ideapad 300S-14ISK last month. It came with 4GB RAM only and I found it way too slow even for simple task like browsing the web using a few Firefox tabs. I am thinking to upgrade the RAM to 16 GB to get a better performance. Using CPU-Z tool, I found that my notebooks has Samsung 4 GB DDR3L 1600Mhz single rank unbuffered non-ECC module with CAS Latency 11-11-11-28.  At the moment, I am interested in getting RAM from Corsair 16 GB kit (2 x 8 GB). They have at least two products:- Value Select, with CAS Latency 11-11-11-28- Vengeance, with CAS Latency 9-9-9-24 My question is, can I use the Corsair Vengeance in Ideapad 300? Will it run and able to take the benefit of using high performance memory modules?

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Looking for some help if at all possible...

the computer turns on, hard drive spins up power button stays lit...but black screen...

I purchased brand new compatible Kingston Ram as recommended in some of the threads but mine still does not boot up to the bios screen ...when I reinstall the original 256mb that came with the laptop it boots right up...


Same issues as the two threads below and a few others...(I've done a lot of reading with no luck)

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My Gateway MX3225 came with 256 MB of ram installed. It is a Hynix module, labeled 256 MB 1RX15 PC2-4200S-444-12, HYMP532S64P6-C4AA.
I wanted to upgrade to 1GB, which Gateway says is supported. I first purchased a Kingston M12864E40 and installed it. (Its specs says it is DDR2, PC2-4200-533 MHz.). The computer would not boot. There was a brief hard drive activity light, and the Wireless indicator light came on, then nothing. I suspected the module was defective, so I returned it.
Next, I ordered a PNY Optima MN1024SD2-533 and a G.Skill F2-4200PHU1-1GBSA. The PNY gave the same results as the Kingston; the G.Skill resulted in a weird screen display, but didn't move beyond that. Thinking my computer had a problem so it wouldn't actually support 1 GB, I ordered a Viking VR5DU646416EBS, 512 MB 2R16 PC2-4200R-444-12-ZZ.
This module worked; computer boots just fine and performs much faster than it did before. I still want to upgrade to 1 GB.
Does my computer have a problem so that no 1 GB module will work, or is there some module out there that will work? I've read that Crucial makes a module that will work. Anyone have experience with that module?
Thanks for your help.

A:Problems Upgrading Gateway MX3225 memory

I would go to the Kingston site and check for ram that it lists as compatible with your computer. This is what they say for yours,

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Not sure if this is the right place for this since this laptop is a Gateway and not one of those listed.

My parents have a Gateway Notebook, model# MX3416, that is a little over two years old.

They had never updated any drivers or BIOS so I decided to do that for them. They had upgraded to Vista from XP and the Gateway site had drivers and a newer BIOS. The drivers updated fine but the BIOS didn't apparently. It had a Winflash utility that installed all the blocks and confirmed the installation. It restarted and now the computer only gets halfway throught the initialization and hangs after initializing the mouse, at least that is as much as it shows on the screen.

Is there anything I can do short of replacing the CMOS/BIOS chip if it is removable or the motherboard?

Any suggestions to help me resolve this problem would be greatly appreciated. I contacted Gateway Tech support but since the laptop isn't under warrantee anymore, they refused to help me.


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Hi Guys,

My gateway is getting on in years and it has been shutting down and dumping memory so that it won't be damaged. Here's the error message that was supplied:
Technical information:
Stop: 0x0000000A (0x000000E8, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x80702A16)
The programs seem seem to take forever to load.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:08:21 AM, on 12/27/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\st_rsser.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
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A:Solved: Gateway with winxp dumping memory

I see you have a few spyware programs installed on your system. Have you had an issue with trojan horses or other malware? Is there the possiblility your system is still infected?

If you think there is a chance the system is infected, one thing I do is pull the hard drive and set it up as a secondary drive on my desktop computer. I use my AVG Free and SuperAntiSpyware to attack the problems on the infected drive. In rare cases I have had to use Spybot Search and Destroy to get all of the infections out. You can get all these programs free at

If you don't have a second computer to scan your drive, then try running these programs in SAFE mode (press F8 a bunch of times while booting).

If after you clean the drive, put it back into your computer and re-boot. If you get system errors, boot to the recovery disk in your CD ROM drive and go into repair mode (you will be prompted). At the command prompt, type in chkdsk /r and hit ENTER. There is a chance this will fix whatever is plaguing your computer.

Best of good fortune in the new year!

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Hi, Have a gateway gt5414e with on board graphics running widows vista. Have installed a geforce 9500 card into the pci express slot. upon reboot the system does not see the card and there is no video out of card. try disabling on board but this does not help.pc expess slot is check off in cmos setup, the fan on the new card is running, have install other cards before but never in gateway. Also see many simular problems online with gateway pc.

A:Solved: gateway video card upgrade

Gateway computers use low quality power supplies that are barely enough for what's initially in them. You'll need a better power supply for a better graphics card. Corsair CX 400 is very good quality and pretty affordable.
But first, test the card in another computer that uses at least a 9500 GT or 8600 GT, to check that it' not broken.

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Hi i have a gateway p7803h. I'll put the link so you guys can see.

So the laptop is great, pretty fast, no lag on games, and does pretty much everything I want. i'm just wondering if the laptops processor can be upgraded. I'd love to bump up processor speed to make the laptop even better than it is. I just couldn't find online or in the manual if it can be upgraded. If so please let me know, thanks. And also if it can, i'd love to hear people's recommendations on what to upgrade to.

A:Solved: Help On Gateway Laptop Processor Upgrade

Probably not. They are generally soldered right to the board. Laptops are not really meant for gaming, though a few are designed specifically for that purpose.

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I have a Dell Dimension XPS t800r with a 256mb non-ECC chip in slot 0. I recently ordered a 256mb non-ECC upgrade chip from dell and installed it in slot 1.

Everything runs fine until I start up a game. Some games lockup and close while others display artifacts on the screen as you play. I have taken the new chip out and rebooted with my original setup and it works fine. I have also taken out the original chip and replaced it with my new one only and everything works fine. All of the specs of the two chips seem to match up but for some reason when both chips are installed games dont work correctly.

I also run Photoshop, Flash, 3D Studio Max on this machine as well and they dont have any problems.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreiciated.

I have called Dell but thier network is down and the guy I spoke to sounded like he just woke up so I am turning to you all for assistance.


A:Memory upgrade problems

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Motherboard Epox EP 8KDA 3J
OS XP SP2 Home E
AMD 3000+ CPU

Memory Upgrade
Original setup Had two 256 Rosewill DDR400
one open slot

INSTALLED 512m ampo D400 35145588-P-R
Into Slot #1
PC Ran OK with 512 Ram

Installed one of the Rosewill DDR400 256
into Slot #2
PC Ran OK with 768 Ram

Installed Rosewill DDR400 256
into Slot #3
PC would not Boot
Does not seem to recognize 3rd Slot
Any Ideas ????????????????

A:Memory Upgrade Problems

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I just bought some new memory for my computer and installed it. The problems is, when i check my system information in the controll panel it still reads the same as it did before i installed the new ram. I had 4gb of ram before the new purchase and i was trying upgrade to 8gb of ram, but it only reads 3.25gb. It said the same thing for when i only had 4gb. But if i go to the start button then click accessories , the click system tools and then system information it shows, total physical memory @8192.00mb and avalible phys. memory @2.73 gb, total virtual memory @2.00gb and avalible virtual memory @1.96gb, thats with all 8gbs of ram installed. But if i remove the 2 new cards the only thing that changes is the total physical memory to 4096.00mb and the rest stays the same. Is there something wrong with my cards even though there not made by the same company? And how come it only reads 3.25gb on the system information in the controll panel not 7.25gbs?

A:Memory upgrade problems

You're wasting your time and money installing more than 3 GB of RAM if your computer is running the 32-bit version of XP or Vista because it won't address and use more than 3.0 - 3.5 GB of RAM. Your computer needs to run the 64-bit version to address and use that much RAM.


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I recently added 256 MB of SDRAM to my computer (which had 128 to begin with) and my computer recognizes that it is there, but it does not seem to be utilizing it. For example, when I reght click on 'my computer' and chech out performance my system resourses did not seem to go down. Do IU need to change any settings to utilize the upgrade?

A:Memory upgrade problems

try this hold the windows button and push
and the click performance. see if the ram is listed.

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before my mem. upgrade i had two slots pertaining to memory, one which contained 128mb, the other which had none. i decided to upgrade and purchased 2 sticks of 256mb ram. upon adding the memory, i went to reboot and realized the monitor would stay in off mode and never fully turning on.

the only way i was able to allow the monitor to turn on was by putting the 128mb ram back to the slot it was originally in. I can also add the 256mb to the other slot, however it is not recognized in my system bios.

someone plz help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:memory upgrade problems

We need to know more about your current system. Please go into your profile and fill in all the info there.

We also need to know what kind of memory you currently have in there. You can find out by running this program on your computer:

and telling us what it says about your memory.

Sounds like the memory you bought may not be supported by your motherboard. Too early to tell without more info.

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hi there

win xp will not boot when I put new ram in. old ram works fine. bios reports the new ram ok.
my question is do you know the key in registry that I can delete or change so that win xp will accept the new ram. I have searched the internet and found this seems to be a common problem but could found no answers.

many thanks for taking the time to read this.

yours hopefully
gerry (uk)

A:memory upgrade problems

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I have just tried to add 516MB in my memory expansion slot, but the additional memory has not been recognised. The notebook boots up fine, but only shows 465MB available.

I have tried switching the original and new memory cards, and either card in either slot ( 0 or 1) on their own works as a 516(which proved both cards and both slots are working) but together they still show as only one in use.

Has anyone any ideas on what the problem might be, and how to get it to use them together?

A:Satellite M50 Memory upgrade problems

The 465MB is normal, because of the shared video memory. If I understand you correctly, both modules plugged in, only show 512MB?
Maybe you should perform a BIOS update. Could help. You can find an update at the emea support&download page.

Do both modules meet the needed specifications? They should be PC2700 DDR-RAM.

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When I purchased my Dell XPS 420 computer I chose to have an option for 4gb of DDR2 PC-6400 800mhz memory installed, as I ordered the Vista 32 bit Home Premium OS and had read that there was a 4gb limitation as to what a 32 bit system would recognize.

I now have installed a Vista Ultimate 64bit OS and then I put in 2 each 4gb Kits (filling all four slots) of Crucial PC2-6400 CL6, (CT2CP25664AA800) 800 mhz, 240 pin, unbuffered, non ecc, kits onto the Intel X38 Express Chipset TP 406 motherboard. Initially, I first installed 1 each of the 4gb kits and the system ran fine, and the system recognized the new total of 4gb of 800 mhz that I had installed, filling two matched colored slots. Then I installed another 4gb kit giving me a total of 8gb of memory for my system.

When I started up the system with this new memory configuration it gave me a memory error code, as I remember it; Code 0123 or Msg 2000-0123?

Anyway, It would not boot up, period. I then took these two (4gb) kits out, and reinstalled the 4ea 1gb memory (filling all four slots) that came with my system back into the computer and it works just fine. The memory that came installed with my system is marked; 1GB1Rx8 PC2-6400U-666 manufactured by Elpida. I was wondering if this is actually 800mhz memory, referring to the -666 marking??

It is my understanging that this Dell TP 406 motherboard has a limit of 4gb of memory for a Vista 32bit OS, and allows for 8gb of memory for a 64bit OS.

Does anyone have any su... Read more

A:Memory Upgrade Problems on a Vista 64 bit OS

Hi win95,

Have you checked the spec as to how much RAM you can build in, I suspect 4gig is the limit.


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A:bios upgrade problems because of memory managers

pls turn off the caps lock and put a line space/hard return in there somewhere - really hard to read

don't think you can do that from windows

are you booting with the 98 boot disk, then using the bios flash.exe on a floppy?
(hope it has a utility to save your existing bios, you may need to go back)

unless you're having difficulties that are bios related, usually no need to flash a bios

try it from a boot disk

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Hi! I hope someone here can help me solve my problem.

I'll start by giving you my system config:

Windows 98se
Athlon 1.2GHz
GeForce2 64MB
Sound Blaster Live 5.1
Creative 52x CDROM
Plextor 24/10/40 CDRW
IBM 40g HD
AMD Recommended 300W Power Supply

Today I just bought some extra memory (2 more sticks of 168pin PC133 512MB SDRAM) for my computer. The KT7A-RAID can hold a maximum of 1.5GB of PC133 SDRAM. I've been using only 512MB for a long time and this is the first time I've tried to upgrade it. Here's what happens...

1. With 1.5GB (3x 512) the system gets to where windows should normally start up and then I get an error message that says something along the lines of "There is not enough memory to load windows. Please check the cmos, autoexec.bat to clear some junk out, then try again." Then the computer restarts itself a few seconds later.

2. With 1.0GB (2x 512) the system gets to where Windows should normally start up and then it simply restarts back to the beginnig and will repeat this indefinitely. I do not get any sort of error message.

3. With 768MB (1x 512, 1x 256) Windows loads completely and everything looks normal until I try to run a program, then it gets very laggy and I'll usually get a warning about low system memory.

4. With 512MB (1x 512) the system runs perfectly.

I know that the new RAM is working. I took out my old 512 stick and t... Read more

A:KT7A-RAID Memory Upgrade Problems

Go here, should answer your question.

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I just tried adding two 1 GB sticks of memory to my Dell 4600 which had tow existing sticks of 256 MB memory. When I started the computer I got a beeping noise from the unit which according to Dell's instructions means the memory wasn't recognized. I pulled out the original memory and tried the new memory by itself with the same results. Put the original memory back in and it still works. Any suggestions in getting the new memory to work? I purchased the 1 GB matched pair memory from Dell.

A:Dell 4600 memory upgrade problems

Cricial says your computer uses DDR PC2700 with a max of 4 GB
They include this caveat:
"Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.If your model uses the Pentium 4 with a 800MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) you must use the PC3200 parts. If your system has the Pentium 4 with the 533MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) you can use either the PC2700 or PC3200 parts."
What memory did you buy?
Is it installed correctly?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:56:49 PM, on 4/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\imagehlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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Hello, i have a Hp elite8100 Small Form Factor, originally bought with 2x 2gb DDR3 1333mhz. Manual says it can have 4x4 slots max 16gb, i bought 2x4Gb DDR3 1333mhz, to have 8 gb of ram (not using the other 2x2). Windows doesnt boot, tried to reset cmos, with new memory (2x4gb) not even could get to bios, then put the old ones and worked, new memorys are fine and tested on another computer, memory model is Kingston KVR13N9S8/4.   Why doesnt it work?

A:Problems with memory upgrade on Hp elite8100 Small Form Fact...

Hi: That is a very hard model to find the right memory for.  It has to be low density or it won't work. Here's what I used and it worked just fine...

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hope some can help..... I have 2 home networks setup, 1 for 3 computers that are the kids, and 1 for 2 computers which are me and moms. The kids are on a dsl connection and using a linksys router and We are on cable with a linksys and using a different ip number.Most all the comp. have dual ntwk chips on the MB and would like to be able to connect both systems together for a local lan with 2 different gateways, however every time i doe connect them, the local lan idea works out just fine for file and printer sharing, but me and mom's comps, loose the cable gatway and are made members of the dsl ntwk. As soon as I unplug the cable connecting the two, we are back on cable gateway. Any body have some great wisdom to offer to help a man with little hair left?

A:Solved: dual gateway problems

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Hi all, a friend gave me one of these and the hdd had been removed. So I thought I would put a drive in it and load xp. This was originally a vista machine so I dont know if that is contributing to the problem or what. I installed the new hdd which is a seagate barracuda, 500gb sata drive. In bios both the cd and hdd are recognized. I configured sata as ide, which Im told I have to do for xp. Boot sequence is correct. But I only get 'no boot device detected' error. I have tried everything I can think of, and have gotten no farther than this error. Any help would be appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Gateway GT5404 new hdd problems

In the boot sequence, did you choose CD rom drive First boot device? If so, put the XP CD in and restart the computer. You should see the message Press Any Key to Boot From CD. once inside the XP install, choose to Create a Partition, Format the Partition NTFS and Install Windows.

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This thread might be a good read to help you understand my problems:

In a nutshell, I tried to install what I later found out was the wrong bios update for my motherboard. In retrospect, I'm not the only one that has made this exact error on this exact motherboard (due to confusion between the intel base version and the Gateway oem version for the board.

Here is my computer info:
Gateway E-3600 4000777 serial 002658239
Board: Intel D845PT AAA65253-303
Bios PT84510A.15A.0004.P02.0112051220

The basic chain of events is this:
1. I bought and installed a new Pentium P4 2.6ghz processor to replace the original 1.6ghz that came with the computer. This step went fine, but according to the intel website, there was an updated bios for the higher processor speed chips. This is where the problem begins, this bios was for the PT84510A.86A board, and mine is the 15A (made for Gateway)

2. I downloaded and installed the intel utility PTAP08EB.exe to flash the updated bios

3. I tried to reboot the computer and I got an error like CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad

4. I read the notes on the bios flash readme, it said if this error occurs do such and such.

5. I started reading these forums and others and realized that I had screwed up, possibly big time.

6. After researching a bit, I found some suggestions on fixing this. Mainly by ... Read more

A:Solved: Gateway bios flash problems, need help.

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I have a Dell Studio 1555 running Windows 7 64bit. I am trying to upgrade the RAM memory from 4GB to 8GB (an upgrade that can be done on this model). The machine has two memory slots and two CPU (cores). When I boot up the computer recognizes that I have changed the memory, however it reports only 4GB (2GB for each CPU) rather than the expected 8GB (4GB for each CPU). In other words, no upgrade. The memory modules are correct - Two modules - 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 - 800 MHz 200-Pin SO-DIMM Laptop Dell Studio 1555.
I have checked to see that the BIOS was current and chipset driver current and installed. I have also run a pre-boot memory test on the new modules.
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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Hi I am trying to upgrade the memory on my computer. It currently has 256mb in one memory slot and the other slot is empty. I purchased two Kingston KVR400D2N3/1G DDR2 SDRAM's Which according to the spec in my computer manual should be fine. I removed my old memory module and placed both my new module's in the relevent slots. All that happened was the computer fan started spinning faster than usual but nothing else happened. So I removed one and left one in the orignal used memory slot. The fan started again and there was a single loud click about every four seconds but nothing happened again so I removed that a put my old module back and everything was back to normal. Am I doing something wrong or is there a proper way of installing memory upgrade.

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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This computer has a trigem imperial 1.02 mainboard with 256 mb of RAM.
I would like to increase the size of the memory to at least 512 mb but am confused by the descriptions of the different cards.
How would the memory I need be described?
best wishes

A:Solved: memory upgrade

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I am trying to find out what to expect if I upgrade from OEM memory to 512 or 1g memory sip.
COMPAQ Presario SR1110NX
Microsoft XP Home Edition
145g hard drive
I have little to none tech talk knowledge.

A:Solved: Memory upgrade

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I have an older desktop computer. it is a Compac 5410F. it runs excessively slow. On the advice of a friend, we had it re-imaged in hopes of improving the speed. If anything it is now slower. out of 300GB of space there is a little over 200 GB still available. I wouldn't think it would slow down so much but it really sucks. Can anyone suggest what type of memory upgrade or whatever will help improve the speed. Pulling up anything, especially the internet takes too long for my tastes. the specs for the Compas 5410F are:
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
Chipset Type Intel G31 Express
Front Side Bus 800.0 MHz
Cache Memory
Installed Size L2 cache - 1.0 MB
Cache Per Processor 1 MB
Installed Size 1.0 GB / 2.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Hard Drive
Type HDD
Capacity 1.0 x 320.0 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300 Serial ATA
Spindle Speed 7200.0 rpm

What would I specifically need?

A:Solved: Memory upgrade help

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I have a Dell 4500 computer with 256 Rams of memory. I want to upgrade to
1G which is as much as my computer will hold. I will buy two 512 and take out the 256. I want the best and the fastest that I can get. Have visited several memory sites and cannot decide on the best one for me. There are 3 that I am looking at , but just do not know which one is the best.Here is what I need.

PC 2100 DDR 266MHz
c1=2.5 volts
64 meg x64
The three that I am thinking about are:

Please help me decide on the best one. I know it is probably just a preference , but you are all more experienced in this than I am and I do want your input as to which you have had the best experience with.

Thank you very much.


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade- Which is the best ?

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I have gotten my hands on an HP Pavilion 304w computer. I replaced the AMD 1.53 Mhz CPU with a 2.0 ghz AMD chip. Now, I am currently looking to upgrade the memory modules and am recieving conflicting reports via HP's website as to the maximum amount of allowed RAM that can be installed. One page, , says I can only install 2 X 512 mb sticks. The other page, listed under the motherboard specifications link located on that very same page, , states that the maximum allowed memory is 2 Gig.........???? Can anyone with any knowledge of this FIC AM37 Salsa Motherboard offer any assistance? I hate to place an order for the RAM without knowing. Thanks.

A:Solved: HP Memory Upgrade?

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I was thinking of upgrading my memory on my PC. I would rather do it myself since it costs a fortune more to have it done in a shop. My only trouble is which kind of memory should i buy, at what speed, and to which size. Somebody told me that it has to do with the motherboard. Is there a quick way to find out what kind of motherboard i have and then how can i find out which kind of memory can i buy and install?
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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Hello everybody! Let me explain my query. My computer is a emachines with windows vista. The motherboard has 2 memory slots and allows up to 4gb of memory. The memory it has right now is 2 512mb sticks of pc5300 memory. If I decide to upgrade the memory, does it still have to be pc5300? Thanks.

A:Solved: memory upgrade

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

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I have an old Dell Dimension 8200 (it's now a little over 5 years old). It has 512MB of RAM and I was thinking about upgrading it. I've been reading that since it runs with RDRAM (PC800, 184 pin RIMM) that I should only put that kind of memory in there. My friend (who has upgraded memory in a countless number of systems but is no technician by any means) says it's ok if I put 2 256MB DDR memory modules in there (I know that the system requires memory modules to be installed in pairs). I don't think it's a good idea to put the DDR in here, but I wanted to know for sure. I was thinking that I just buy two of the PC800 RDRAM modules. Thoughts?

A:Solved: Memory upgrade

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I have an older system that i would like to bring some life to for a short time if possible. It is a HP Pavilion 325c. Now specs say it can only be upgraded to 1GB max RAM, which I have done some time ago. Now the MOBO is a MSI MS-6390, and its specs say that it can be upgraded to 2GB RAM. Would like some insight on which to be true. Here are links to both HP and MSI spec sheets.
HP spec
MSI spec

A:Solved: Memory upgrade

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I have a Lenovo Y530 laptop. It currently has 4GB of memory (2 sticks of 2GB) installed occupying its 2 expansions slots. What I was wondering is whether or not it can handle additional memory if I installed 2 stick of 4GB each instead. The reason I have my doubts is that a utility I ran showed that the computer's "memory controller has a maximum memory of 4GB" yet it shows under logical/chipset memory banks that the maximum installable memory is 8GB. Sooo.... is the discrepancy a bottleneck of my system or what? By the way it is a windows 7 64bit system so i know i'm good on that.

A:Solved: Memory upgrade?

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with help from some very helpfull people on this site i have purchased myself some more memory. but i dont know what is involved in fitting it. is it just a case of turning off my pc and plugging the memory into the spare slot and turn back on, or not. many thanks gary

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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So I want to upgrade the memory on my sister's desktop (the same one we had the nic problem with) and I just wanted some suggestions, this pc is used strictly for internet, email, and research. No gaming, rarely and videos, etc...

Any suggestions on what memory i should look into? I am hoping somewhere between 512-1gb depending on price.

There is currently like 200mb~ on there now. i know its lame, but no one is willing to pay for any more.

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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Hi, Have a PC running windows ME - Memory is 128MB RAM - Want to upgrade it..
Looking at the motherboard manual says I can upgrade to 512MB.(256 in each slot PC100/133 Tried to install 256 in each of 2 slots. Get bios beep errors. PC will not boot. Not sure if it's 3-3-1 or 4-3-1 beeps on pheonix bios. Get one beep when PC starts - then the sequence 3-3-1
One of which is CMOS battery error and the other RAM error. Tried each module separately but same error. The old memory works fine. No error beeps. Both new memory modules so don't believe can be both memory at fault. Why would the CMOS battery give error when works fine with original memory. (PC is about 7yrs old!!)
Any ideas how to check where the problem lies. Board is a P61WP-Fe (AMR Plus)


A:Solved: Memory upgrade

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I have an older computer I need to upgrade.

The memory card is 184 pin.
Slot capacity is 1 gig per slot.
Mainboard Mfg. is ECS

Currently slots 1 and 2 show:
Module size: 256 MBytes
PC2100 (133 Mhz)
Manufacturer: Samsung
Correction: ECC
Registered: yes
Buffered: No

The major questions I have are (1) where do I get the best board for the cheapest price? and (2) if I go to a memory card like Corsair Memory VS2GBKIT400C3 2 GB PC3200 400MHz 184-Pin DDR Desktop Memory Kit will the Corsair card work with a difference in speed between the PC2100 (old card) and the PC3200 (new card)?

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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Hi guys well I purchased the correct 1g RAM stick (I Think) for my HP Pavilion a310.UK

Worked great for the first hour then I got a couple of messages saying Error sorry for the inconvenience but you will have to shut down, send error report. So like I say this happened a couple of times. But after this the computer wouldn't reboot even in safe mode. So I have removed it and am back to the usual slow 256mb routine. Also when I first powered up the computer it asked me to verify my windows application which I did.
So once again guys any ideas ??

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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I'm probably asking this question in the wrong place but i want to increase the memory on my computer, at present it is 512. Is it just a case of buying new memory and un pluging the old and pluging in the new if so what happens to all the stuff on the old memory. Any recomends on what to buy? thanks gazbag

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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I have an HP m7250n Desktop with 1GB of factory installed DDR2 SDRAM 240 pin (PC2-3200) boards. I have 2 open slots that I can install additional RAM. Can I use PC2-5300 speed memory boards as well as PC 2-3200?
Do you have recomendations for board manufactutrer ie, PNY, Kingston, Crucial etc??


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

even in today's world,
still honor their guarentee,
an easy-to-do-business-with company:

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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 &qu... Read more

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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I have an HP Pavilion xf125 notebook, and would like to upgrade the memory. It has 384mb now. I don't know how much memory it will hold, or if it's even upgradable anymore since it's so old (2002 I think). The reason I want to upgrade is because it crashes pretty easy. I was thinking more memory would help solve this problem. Any advice would help... but no need to suggest I buy a new computer because I really don't use it all that much to justify the cost of a new one.

I also need a new battery for it, but don't really want to spend a lot... so looking for an inexpensive one. Not sure it's possible to find such a thing anymore. Yes, I have looked on HP's website and they don't have either memory or batteries for it.

Thanks for any helpful advice you can offer.

A:Solved: HP notebook memory upgrade?

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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 Gateway Select 1200 computer with 128MB installed. I would like to upgrade it to 512MB - by adding a 128MB module and a 256MB module. I asked Gateway and they advised me I have 2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks memory.

When I ran Belarc Advisor profile, it shows 128MB in Slot DIMM 1, with Slot DIMM2 and Slot DIMM3 as empty. (Three slots) I am not sure what I have. I have ordered one 256MB DIMM module and one 128 DIMM module from Crucial, but now am wondering if I can install both of them.

I am not sure what the terminology "2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks of memory" really means. Would I have to install two 256MB Dimm modules to accomplish the 512MB total, or can I use the existing 128MB and add 128MB and 256MB to accomplish this.

Would I be just about as well off to install just the 256MB module and have a total of 384MB? (Providing I don't have two slots available)

Very confused. Anyone shed some light on this for me? I am in the dark!

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 want to know what information will i need to know in order to get a memory Upgrade

I do not want to pay a tech dude to do it for me I like to build computer myself
If you need my computer information like the model and everything like that i can edit this so that there is.
I want to put a 2GB of Ram in it

A:Solved: What information I need for a Memory Upgrade

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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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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

128x4 DDR 400Mhz 184Pin DIMM Module

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
Serial Presence Detect
SDRAMs in FBGA Package
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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Hi all,
I want to upgrade our computers memory and before I would just open the tower and look at what was used BUT this time I am running into a bit of a problem. The memory in the tower says PC-2 4300 512 mb
This is computer info
Acer Aspire e 380
Windows Vista
1 gb Ram
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor

I am looking at samsung memory and a Ultra memory module How can I be sure they will work for me before I buy them???
The Samsung memory is 2 -1024 mb PC4200 533 mhz 240 pin DDR2 Dimm and the Ultra memory is PC 4200 533 mhz 1024 mb. I tried to find a memory checker for samsung and Ultra but had no luck.
Your help is truly appreciated. Thank you

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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.
i ran a scan from crucial and they did not have any "matches" for my system. Ideas?

A:Solved: upgrade memory for my computer

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I have a gateway MX8711 laptop. My processor is 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache and im looking to upgrade my memory. Would adding 2 1gig PC2-5300 667MHz 200-pin SODIMM DDR2 memory work well with the computer even though it is 667MHz and the processor is only at 533MHz. The factory installed memory (2 512mb) is also at 533MHz which I would not use anymore. This is the link for the memory that I am looking at and this is the link for my system specs Crucial says that it is compatable but I just want to make sure.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: Memory upgrade question

Faster memory will run fine at the lower speed.

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My daughter has my old HP Pavilion zd4800. It has 768MB of PC2700. I purchased 1 GB of Ultra RAM to upgrade the memory. They are all 333MHz DDR sodimms. According to the specs, the maximum is 1024 MB, so I should be able to just put it in & go, right? But when I do, it won't boot. I've tried in both slots. I've tried with & without the old modules in every configuration possible. (Even though the maximum is 1G, I tried to see if it would work with what I had.) Any ideas?

A:Solved: Laptop Memory Upgrade

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Dell Optiplex 990 desktop Windows 7 Enterprise

There were 2 sticks of ram 2gb each, I installed 2 additional sticks of memory 4gb each. Booted it up to a blue screen, I took the 2 4gb sticks out, and I still get a blue screen. I've tried booting up to safe mode, last known good config.. etc. Same blue screen appears. I ran through diagnostics with original memory in, with just 2 4gb sticks, and with the combination and everything for memory comes back fine.

blue screen =

Win32k.sys - Address FFFFF9600011CCA3 base at.......

A:Solved: BSOD After Memory Upgrade

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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 packard bell desktop that had 1gb RAM 512 in each slot. Just bought 4gb (2x2gb) to replace the 1gb. Each module appears to work in either slot but not together. When I boot with both modules in I get a very rapid beep when I boot up and windows xp won't load. It all works fine however with just 1 module of 2gb in place.

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.

A:Solved: RAM Memory Upgrade Problem

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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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I recently upgraded my Gateway Select 1200 PC from 128MB to 512MB - removing the old memory module and inserting one new memory module of 512MB. Everything seems to be working great - guess I got lucky. Now, I am in the process of installing a 2nd computer for my wife - a Compaq 6300US, which is coming with 128MB (got it at CompUSA auction for a good price). I want to upgrade the memory to 384MB and hopefully get as lucky as I was with the Gateway. My problem, no configurators seem to have the Compaq 6300US listed. I know it takes SDRAM DIMM of 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB, with maximuim 512MB. DIMM's must be 3.3v Unbuffered and ECC is not supported (per the limited information on Compaq's site). I have purchased a Kingston Module KVR-PC133/256. I am just hoping it works. I do know it has an empty slot. Should I put the additional memory in the first slot - heard somewhere that makes a difference sometimes If anyone out there has any experience with this particular computer, would appreciate your comments. Thanks!

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 have a HP Compaq dc5100 sff running xp pro sp2 it has 512meg and I want to upgrade to 2gig(2x1gig),the litriture says to use pc2-4200 DDR2, can I use pc2-5300 DDR2, will it work?

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.

It's best to install matching modules of the same brand and speed so you don't risk a conflict or incompatibilty problem. If you mix speeds, all the modules will run at the speed of the slowest module.

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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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 wish to have a memory upgrade but I have a few questions.
I have 2 slots both contain non-parity DDR PC27000 256MB memory sticks.
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 !

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

At any rate, Iím glad my Media Center PC has... Read more

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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 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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I was given a Gateway GM5066E to try to fix. I first removed the case door and blew out the dust. I then reseated the memory sticks and power and data cables to the hard drive and motherboard. I noticed that the hard drive had power supplies connected to it for SATA and PATA. I disconnected the power cable for the PATA. I attempted to boot the computer up, but it only beeped three times and stayed where it was at. I narrowed the problem down to two of the four memory sticks were incompatible with the other two. I removed the two 512 MB Samsung sticks leaving two 1GB Kingston sticks and then tried to reboot again. Once again three beeps and freeze. I then discovered that one of the 1GB memory sticks was bad. I removed the bad one. I then removed the battery and reset the BIOS and CMOS by moving the BIOS jumper to the 2 & 3 pins. I rebooted the computer which came up to the BIOS setup screen. I cleared any passwords and made sure that it was setup to boot first to the CD/DVD Rom. I saved changes and exited I then moved the BIOS jumper back to the 1 & 2 pins. I tried a restart only to watch the monitor stay on the "NO PC signal" black screen for 30 seconds or more. After that the screen went black. After a minute or so I hit the "ENTER" key. The screen then went to the green Gateway screen. The mouse would move around the screen normally, but I could not get to any other screen. The hard drive activity LED was flashing like it was loading up programs.... Read more

A:Solved: Gateway GM5066E Will Only Boot To The Gateway Screen

Welcome to TSG!!

With all drives disconnected and any cards besides the video card (unless video is onboard) removed, power up and observe. It should go through the POST (or maybe the Gateway splash screen blocks it out), then attempt to boot. With no boot devices available, it should let you know that, and prompt something like <F1> to retry or <F2> to enter Setup.

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I have a Gateway, 300 MHz pc-133 with 64mb ram. I am looking to add 128 MB of RAM. I'm not sure where to buy it online or how to make sure it is compatible with my computer. Thank you

A:Need more memory for Gateway

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I just installed a 512 chip of memory on a gateway 933mhz, it only sees it as a 128 stick, it is rosewell if need to know, I also threw a samsung 512 in there to see if it would do the say and with the 2 in there it only sees 256? is there a jumper that needs changed?

A:Gateway not seeing new memory

sounds like your board can only handle 128MB per slot.

It is very common in older machines like that

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We are getting intermittent High Priority alerts from our evaluation ATA server.   They say

Gateway Out Of Memory

Gateway, DCxxx, is not working due to insufficient memory resources.

One of our DCs is physical and the other virtual.  Both have 8GB RAM.  We have seen the alerts on both.  Here are the times of day and which one it is.
8:30pm (virtual)
10:37am (physical)
5:25pm (physical)
6:04am (physical)
4:52am (virtual)
5:27am (physical)
Any ideas?

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I have a gateway to gateway setup between two rv082 routers, and the tunnel is up and working fine, but I don't understand how to setup to see my domain from one office to the other, each office is on it's one static ip and like I said it is working. I have a domain at my main office and would like to see it and connect to computers (servers) at that location. my domain is internal only, do I need to setup a dyndns account and point is to my server or how does this work? I am lost a this point. I have a vpn setup and that works fine, but that is not what I want. I thought if I am at my other office and with a tunnel connection working I should see the main office computers. please help with detailed instructions.
thanks for any help.

A:Solved: gateway to gateway with rv082 router

So a network diagram would do wonders in understanding what you have set up.

When you say you have a tunnel up between two RV082 routers, you have a site to site VPN tunnel running. So I don't understand what you mean by having a VPN setup, working fine, and that it's not what you want.

If you already have a domain set up, you just need to add the remote computers to the domain. This will require that the routing work properly between the two sites using the site to site VPN tunnel.

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