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Memory Upgrade Issue


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#1 stricker

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:02 AM

I have a gateway notebook computer and its original memory config was a single memory module of 256MB. When I attempted to install 2 512MB memory modules, I discovered that the machine would not boot up. Upon further analysis, I discoverd that only one memory module could be used and it did not matter which slot was used (or not used).

How can I get this machine to use both slots?

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:02 AM

What model is it ?

If it can only use a maximum of 512MB of memory you aren't going to get it to use 1GB [2 X 512MB].
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:16 AM

The model of the Gateway is DS 450 X. I believe that the max is 1GB.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:25 AM

From what I found you are correct about the 1GB max.

What kind [brand & model] of memory did you buy ?

BTW, When you are changing the memory you are unplugging it from the power source & removing the battery before removing/adding the memory ?
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

Yes...the power was cut to the machine.

Replacing it with 2 512MB DDR PC2100




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