Presario SR 2125uk with Vista 32bit. RAM Upgrade Problem

  onthelimit1 08:50 12 Dec 2014

This is fitted with 2 x 512Mb DDR2 PC2-4200. I bought 2 x 1Gb sticks from Crucial. Put them both in and booted - two beeps indicating RAM problem. Took one stick out - booted OK. Swapped the sticks over - booted OK.

So, why will it recognise a single stick but not the 2 (Spect say up to 4Gb is OK)?


  northumbria61 13:18 12 Dec 2014

Take a look in MSCONFIG - Start- Run - type msconfig - boot - advanced options - boot advanced options screen, uncheck Maximum Memory (if ticked) - click OK

  northumbria61 13:21 12 Dec 2014

Restart your PC after trying above

  onthelimit1 21:05 12 Dec 2014

I can't do anything as the beeps start before anything appears on the screen. I've asked for a new set of RAM to be sent, so will report back when that has arrived ( not overly confident as single sticks seem to work OK).

  onthelimit1 08:41 13 Dec 2014

rdave. Thanks. The manufacturers specs say the board should support 4Gb. If i put in a 1Gb with one original 512Mb, it beeps straight after powering on. I'm nalways reluctant to flash the BIOS!

  onthelimit1 11:41 13 Dec 2014

Replacement RAM arrived this morning and works fine - odd!

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