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Ram Is Misreporting To Windows,


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:37 AM

Hello all.


I am working on a eMachines model W1700. It came with one 128MB module of DDR PC2100 (266mhz) RAM. I replaced the factory RAM with two sticks of Kingston 256MB PC2100 (266mhz) RAM.
Windows Properties report there only being 256MB of RAM, minus the 32MB of dedicated memory for the on board video controller. Everest, however, reports that there are two RAM modules each being 256MB.
Has anyone had this problem and solved it?
The computer is running fine except for the RAM reporting error. The Task Manager report 228MB.


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:53 AM

What does the POST screen say?

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:58 AM

The BIOS reports 228M + 32MB of video, and the POST screen reports 228MB of RAM.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:00 AM

Could one of the chips be bad? Have you tried booting with each one individually?

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:12 AM

That was it. One stick appears not to read although it did not interfere with it booting or running. I installed the original 128MB module and it reported, so I now have one 128MB and one 256MB module in the computer.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:35 AM

No problem! That'll be $260 please... :thumbsup:




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