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#1 PhilK5

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:04 PM

I bought 2x1gb sticks of RAM for my Dad-in-laws laptop.
It's a 2006, Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo-Pro V2055.
It had got to the point you could - quite literally - set it a task that should take 2 seconds, go out make a cup of tea, drink it, put the cup in the dishwasher, visit the toilet, wash hands, read the back page of the evening paper for the football news, come back, and it might - ONLY might - be done.
I tried to put a little prog on, and it said it couldn't install as it needs 256mb minimum, when it had 256 in. So that isn't working properly.
Putting the 2 new sticks of 1gb RAM in, and......nothing. I tried them in different bays, only one stick, in each bay, both in, changed bays, nothing. Just a black screen with it apparently on. 256 back in, and the geriatric laptop comes on. If slow.What I put in were PC2-4200 64XS-200 SODIMM.
Does this laptop have a limit on what it could run ? A 512 for example ?
It certainly seems the right memory.
The 256 which does work, if badly is PC2-4200S too.
Oh yes - sometimes the new memory gives out 2 brief beeps. (Not always though)

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:34 PM

Where did you buy this RAM from?

You have the right modules, per the system specs.

Are you in the U.K.?

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:48 PM

And yes, it's possible there is a limitation. You need to check the system manual.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:55 PM

Where did you buy this RAM from?

You have the right modules, per the system specs.

Are you in the U.K.?

Louis

I am indeed. In the UK that is. Nr. Hadrians Wall to be exact !
I bought the RAM from Mr Memory.

And Allan, I certainly had a suspicion that there was a limitation.
Never thought it would be limiting to UNDER 1gb though, TBH !

Addendum:
Just checked the manual (downloaded) and it seems to say maximum 2gb, sure enough. So there SHOULDN'T have been a problem

Edited by PhilK5, 16 February 2011 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:22 PM

online, i saw it was 1gb max, but still, one of those ram cards should have worked.
also, even with the ram it already has, it still shouldn't be that slow to do things, since
its processor speed is pretty good, and you have ata hard drive.
since your 256 isn't being seen by a program, and the other ram is new, maybe it's the
ports themselves? i don't know how to clean them, but i'm sure someone here does.
also, did that program need 256mb ram, or hard disc space? is your hard disc full?
(i notice the harddrive that came with it is only 40gig).

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:32 PM

You need to look at the spec Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo-Pro V2055 this one says Max Supported RAM 1GB I think they come with 512MB. I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Li1818 and that supports 2GB. :wink:

Fujitsu-Siemens-V2055-Edition Manual

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:05 PM

I looked at the specs at the Fujitsu site and the manual...it's two modules, 1GB each, supported RAM.

http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/servicesupport/techsupport/LIFEBOOK/AMILO/AMILO-Pro/Amilo_Pro_V2055.htm

http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=25329&ft=M

OTOH...some owners don't seem to read the specs for that system and only installed 512MB modules.

I don't know where you obtained that RAM...but with a system like that, you need to purchase RAM from a vendor who guarantees that it will work on that system.

http://www.memory-up.com/Memory/FujitsuAMILOPro3717.html

Louis




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