Question about PC Chips M870 Motherboard

1 Answer

Sony Vaio not detecting 512Mb sticks as 256Mb

I am trying to upgrade my 512Mb of RAM to 1024Mb. I have removed the two 256Mb sticks that were fitted as standard and replaced them with two 512Mb sticks. However the system does not see the new RAM as 512 Mb sticks but each as 256Mb. The computer operates correctly apart from the RAM being 512Mb when it should be 1024Mb.
I have fitted 2 x 512Mb 200 SODIMM PC 2700 CL2.5.
I have removed 2 x 256Mb 200 SODIMM PC2700 CL2.5

The laptop is a Sony Vaio PCG-K76P

Posted by on

  • neilmcleod74 Nov 12, 2008

    Thanks. Believe BIOS is auto/self detecting. It only appears as 512Mb in there also. Is there any way of "forcing" it to see 1024Mb? I have run Everest and it see's two 512Mb sticks of RAM installed

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 756 Answers

Check in BIOS to see if set correctly

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can I install more than 512mb of memory on a Presario s5300nx. I actually want to do 2gb or more. If so, how can i safely do it w/o messing up my computer. Thank you.


> I want to do 2GB or more.

As the Rolling Stones sang, "you can't always get what you want".

See: http://www.memorystock.com/ram/CompaqPresarios5300nxRAM.html

which states that your motherboard has 2 RAM slots, with a maximum of 512MB per slot.

So, how many RAM slots currently are empty, and how much RAM is installed?

If you currently have 2 sticks, at 256MB/stick, you will need to remove both sticks, and install two new sticks.

If you currently have 512MB of RAM, and one empty slot, then that web-page describes the exact type of RAM that you can insert into that empty slot.

Jun 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hello im trying to upgade the PCs memory. I inserted "DDR400 1GB CL3" to the memory slot ,with no other memorys prsent. the computer does not start. only peeps a few times. I checked the...


Remove the "new" stick of RAM, and re-insert your "old" stick of RAM, and start it.
If it still beeps, how many times does it beep, and is it a "short-long-short" type of pattern?
The number of beeps is important.

Does the manual for the motherboard indicate that it supports a maximum of 256MB per stick?
512MB per stick? 1024MB per stick? What's the size of the "old" stick of RAM?

Check that the video-card is properly "seated" into its slot, because an improperly-seated card (knocked loose when you changed the RAM) could cause the beeping.

Jan 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I want to upgrade my PC's RAM from 128 to 512 MB Is is possible to add only single RAM or two 256 MB RAM?


Depending on your mobo, you can do either, add one stick of 512MB or two sticks of 256MB. If you're sure you get matching sticks if your mobo is DDR capable.

Jan 03, 2010 | Intel Motherboard

1 Answer

Upgraded my RAM to 2 x 1gb kingston KVR667D2N5 and windows XP will now not start. If I replace my old RAM, it works fine. Please help.


Your memory is not supported in Asus QVL = Qualified Vendor Listlist. There are only 4 Kingston DIMMs that pass Asus test for 667MHz. They are;
DDR2 667 512MB - E5108AE-6E-E
DDR2 667 1024MB - E5108AE-6E-E
DDR2 667 512MB - E5108AE-6E-E
DDR2 667 256MB - HYB18T256800AF3
Try exchanging the memory you bought for one of the above.
It wouldn't hurt to clean both sides of the memorys contacts. Two drops of alcohol onto a cotton sawb. Do not touch the contacts with your fingers.

Link to Asus P5RD2-VM site; http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=eWs5ieITIWyIAA1U&content=specifications

Happy holidays!
Mike

Dec 20, 2009 | ASUS P5RD2-VM Motherboard

2 Answers

Have a QAN #6278641 mother board with two 256MB DDR ram cards. Wonder what i can up the RAM to?


You can install 4GB Sticks but I would not drop the money unless you really need that. I would recommend putting in 2x1GB sticks or possibly 1GB and a 2GB if you really need the power. Any past that needs a 64bit processor. you can also always just go cheap and put in another 256MB, or two 512MB OR just one 512 for a kick.

Nov 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Asus p5 vdc-x motherboard not recognizing ddr2


Ok i am just guessing here

maybe your motherboard does not support

ddr2 rams and hence it wont boot up as it does not detect any ram in the slots......

try to boot with one old and one new ram (ddr and ddr2) and post the result

are you sure whether the ddr2 ram is supported?

Jun 30, 2009 | ASUS P5VDC-X Motherboard

1 Answer

Upgrading my 128 RAM of KOB 810e FST MB


Looking at the manual for this motherboard your maximum ram is 512mb in two sticks of 256mb each. Speed rating is pc133 (maximum). You may struggle with the external hard drive as you only seem to have usb 1.1 and not usb 2.0

Jun 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Memory upgrade


Dell dimension 4100's only support a maximum of 512MB ram.

2 - 256MB PC133 SDRAM modules - 1 in each slot

Nov 20, 2008 | Dell Motherboard Dimension 4100 Intel 815...

1 Answer

Choosing/upgrading DDR memory


hi there,
i dont see why u should not upgrade to 1gig RAM ... but u should stick to one memory speed ...and Size but if u can try to get the PC2700 - DDR400Mhz memory

Apr 14, 2008 | Syntax SV266A SKA KT266A Motherboard

4 Answers

P4M266a-8235


eventhough i am a newbie in this forum, I have already experienced the same problem a while ago in my pc..

The solution is that you have to check that the two memory stick that you have connected is compatible to each other. That is in terms of brand and I see that the 400 MHz (im not sure) is the same so it should work. The one thing that you have to check is the compatibility issue of the two brand.

If they have the same brand, I guess you also have to check if your motherboard support that memory size.

Hope to solve the problem youre having

Dec 10, 2007 | EliteGroup Via P4M266A (P4VMM2 V7.3)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Chips M870 Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Chips Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

David
David

Level 3 Expert

756 Answers

Steven Burn
Steven Burn

Level 2 Expert

187 Answers

Are you a PC Chips Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...