I'm currently in the process of cleaning up and upgrading one of my teachers PC.
I have cleaned it up software wise - AVG ect- and now have some more ram to add in.
The machine is currently running XP with 128Mb of pc133 ram, so I suggested buying another 256mb module and run the two together.
Now here is the problem: I cannot get the machine to see the ram. In the bios its not there and nor in system properties. If I run Everest it shows that the module is in slot 1, but not shown as system memory.
So, how do I correct this, with getting me in the least amount of trouble with my teacher?!?
Have you tried the new module in slot 1? Remove the existing module and replace it with the new. Don't put the old one in slot 2. See if the machine will boot. If it doesn't it means the ram module is faulty ( not uncommon)
It maybe the wrong type of module - there are "high-density" and "low-density" modules - sometimes called single and double sided. Possibly you have the wrong type. Usually they show up as half the correct capacity - sometimes they just don't work.
Older motherboards - notably Intel BX/LX and similar boards are like this. Try exchanging it for a "low-density" module.
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