More memory woes

  Stowit 19:13 24 May 2004

I've bought 1 GB of 'high density' double sided RAM. My Pc wouldn't boot (now I believe it's due to the O/s) & it was exchanged. However the replacement chip boots ok but was shown as 480mb (now ascertained not 512 mb, due to on board graphics.) So again it was replaced. Now this chip is the same. A friends Pc recognised it in BIOS as 1GB but wouldn't boot. (O/s XP pro). An other friends Pcs (Win 2K) wouldn't boot. Any one any suggestions. I dontwant to buy XP & it still not work.

  cream. 19:34 24 May 2004

Motherboard model and your O\S would be helpful.

  Stowit 20:20 24 May 2004

Sorry MSI P4MAM-L. I mailed MSI with the spec of the memory & they said it was OK. It currently has ME as O/s, but I'm aware that this won't work. Where as initialy it didn't (original stick) it does now, but only recognises 512mb!

  cream. 20:53 24 May 2004

Yes I have just had a look at the manual.Both your memory slots should take up to a gig each and they could be single or double sided chips. I thought that may have been the problem.

Windows 9X does have the 512Mb problem, but it usually recognises more ram but this usually slow the machine down.

This may here

  lezw 21:01 24 May 2004

for any problems with ram compatability go to crucial if they recomend a type of ram it is guaranteed

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