Memory upgrade problems


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erob1

I just upgraded my gateway solo 1450 from 256 mb RAM to 1gb RAM. Which
is the Maximum allocation for my motherboard. However I am getting
various errors within xp. on boot I hit F2 to see if the RAM is
recognized and it is listed 512 mb in 2 slots. The Ram is the same
type. when I load it may or may not show 1gb in my system information
window. ever once and a while it will shut the cpu down and flash a
screen will pop up saying dumping system memory and restart. I went
back and took out one stick and put the 256mb back in and everything
seemed to work fine. I tested both 512 sticks in this fashion and the
same results so I believe both sticks are working.

Does anyone have any insight into this issue?

erick
 
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DL

Ram incompatible with your sys.
Which 'may' be cured by individual setting ram timings in the bios - if your
bios has such.
Either take the ram back and buy compatible memory, using any of the major
memory manu sites, eg crucial/corsair/kingston
Or if you ram has tech support email them with your sys details for advice
 
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Vanguard

erob1 said:
I just upgraded my gateway solo 1450 from 256 mb RAM to 1gb RAM. Which
is the Maximum allocation for my motherboard. However I am getting
various errors within xp. on boot I hit F2 to see if the RAM is
recognized and it is listed 512 mb in 2 slots. The Ram is the same
type. when I load it may or may not show 1gb in my system information
window. ever once and a while it will shut the cpu down and flash a
screen will pop up saying dumping system memory and restart. I went
back and took out one stick and put the 256mb back in and everything
seemed to work fine. I tested both 512 sticks in this fashion and the
same results so I believe both sticks are working.


Did you buy high-density modules? These don't work in many, if not
most, consumer-grade PCs which expect to use standard low-density
modules. If you put in a 512MB stick and it shows as 256MB then maybe
you got stuck with high-density modules. Where did you buy it? eBay
maybe? There are a lot of eBay sellers pawning off the high-density
modules at cheap prices which lures eBay buyers to memory that won't
work for them.
 
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Guest

This has nothing to do with your, but my someone had any ideas on my
situation. I recently purchased a motherboard on ebay. Everything can already
assembled with it. I only had to put in the harddrive, the memory, and the cd
roam. when powering it up, 3 light flashes, and then cuts off. it stays
powered up though.
 

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