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Well i have a compaq presario 1700 XL360 it came with pc100 64 memory ram i tried to upgraded with two 256 memory ram to bring it to total 512 mb thats the max for this computer but it wont accept this memory ram. first i wet to crucial.com and recomended pc 133 memory ram so i bought two 256 but never worked. then thinking that maybe i had to stick with pc 100 ram i was able to find one real cheap on line 256mb pc100 but to my suprices this memory ram does not work either what do you think is the problem? some people tolme to upadte the bios i did but no lock to make those memory rams work yet any more suggestions?

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There is a good chance that your system needs a firmware upgrade in order to recognize the bigger memory. I found one in this page

Be carefull and follow the instructions since you could brick your system.

If that does not work, do not expend more money in that system (very old), just save to get a new one.

P.S. The memory you got is the right kind.

Good luck

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