512MB ram but no show

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  1. spade2001's Avatar

    spade2001 said:

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    i had 256MB ram i upgraded it to 512MB (sdram pc100/133)

    but when i right-click my computer and goto properties it says i only got 382MB ram
     
  2. dingle_666's Avatar

    dingle_666 said:

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    bad ram or your o/s is very very old and wont take past that
     
  3. spade2001's Avatar

    spade2001 said:

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    i got win xp!
    i think the shop gave me 128MB ram but it says 256sdram on the chip!

    i will take it back see if i can get a replacement
    thx for ya help
     
  4. spade2001's Avatar

    spade2001 said:

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    okay i changed it at the shop! but still comes up that i got 384MB ram as if i just stuck 128MB ram not 256MB


    n e thing i can do
     
  5. Violator's Avatar

    Violator said:

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    Do you have an old PC?? i.e more than 3 years old. And have you tried the stick on its own and see what comes up then?. Chances are if you've an older PC it's not recognising the memory properly (you may need to use PC100 rather than PC133 for example).
     
  6. spade2001's Avatar

    spade2001 said:

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    i got a recent p.c had it about 2 months
    i tried the stick on it own

    comes up 128MB ram, the ram i bought is pc133 and the ram that was already in the p.c is pc133