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#1 dumafach

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:46 AM

I have an old Compaq Presario with win98SE on it that I use just for controlling a torch cutter. It stated I needed more Ram to run the new program. I had a 32MB ram card. I installed a 128MB ram and it shows only 44MB of RAM. What would cause it to show less then what I installed?
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:41 AM

How old is old? Some older computers max out at 128. Could be the wrong type. What is the model of the Presario?
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:10 PM

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Hiya.

I agree with Garmanma on this point. Some older computers/ motherboards will max out at 64Mb. Assuming your on board graphics card eats 20Mb, hence you only show 44Mb installed ram.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:56 PM

It is a Compaq Presario 4504. Inside shows 1997. 1 memory slot. SDDR RAM. Please tell me what else you need. Thanks

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:11 PM

I'm afraid you're out of luck. According to http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...Presario%204504 your machine was shipped with 16mb of RAM and upgradeable to a max. of 48mb. I don't think you could even run DSL linux on it. Sorry
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I understand you're only using this for one machine. In my area, the local Goodwill store will have old computers cheap. That computer is so old I wouldn't even bother saving the drives out of it

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Garmanma,

I appreciate the info and the link. Now that I know I will stop trying to work with it. That saves me some time and headaches. That's what this place is for. That's why I always come here.

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