Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:34 PM
I finally decided to upgrade the memory in my PC from the original 512MB, (2, 256MB PC2100 modules) to the maximum 1GB stated in the specs. The memory I received from the company IT guy is 2, 512MB, PC2700 modules, which are slightly faster, but supposedly still compatible. Anyway, the machine boots up OK, but it only recognizes 256MB from each module, leaving me with the 512MB I started with...
The PC manufacturer On-line support cryptically tells me that I must use PC2100 modules for the any upgrade, but this doesn't make any sense as to how this would cause the upper half of the memory to be ignored. Several aftermarket memory providers actually spec these PC2700 modules as the correct ones for this machine.
Any ideas as to why this might be happening?