I have an elderly Toshiba laptop which has been running XP since it was built - slowly and with patience. Since I have a newer one as spare I decided to see how this would run as a Linux box but wanted to upgrade the RAM first. It previously had 2 x 256 MB RAM sticks and I felt at least 1 GB would be nice.
Putting a 1 GB stick in, in either of the slots, absolutely nothing happened. The computer powered up, lights came on but it wouldn't even go to the BIOS screen but I didn't hear any bleeps or sounds of protest. Despite my best efforts I think I have acquired the wrong type of RAM. This photo show the two sticks side by side, the 256 MB above and the 1 GB below. Can anyone confirm if these are in fact different types of RAM or does my problem lie elsewhere ?
PS It still works if I put the 2 x 256 sticks back in.
Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2016 - 01:52 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.