Question about Gateway M-6866 15.4" Widescreen Laptop Blue PC Notebook
I had two 512 MB sticks of RAM in a Gateway laptop running Vista. I tried replacing them with two 2 GB sticks of RAM. When I did this, I started the computer and there was no display. I took one of the sticks of 2 GB out and replaced it with one of the 512 MB sticks and it worked fine. I checked and it was recognizing both sticks. I shut down and replaced the 2 GB stick with the other 2 GB stick to make sure they were not faulty and that 2 GB stick seemed to work also.
My question is why do I get no display when using both 2 GB sticks together?
Are you saying that there are only 2 slots for ram or 4, if 4 then you may have a dual channel lap top, in which case you need all of the ram to match, they all have to be the same exact ram.you cant mix and match, also is the bios recent, it sounds like you may need a bios flash if the laptop isn't recent.And there may be a limitation on the amount of ram it takes, I just setup a brand new acer and it only two gig max, see if they offer a bios update
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Memory Upgrade for Gateway GT5082 Computer, the Gateway GT5082
Computer takes the PC3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR. Memory
Type, and comes installed with 2.0 GB = 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your
Gateway GT5082 Computer to up to a maximum of 4.0 GB Memory, the system has 4 sockets to install Memory, already with 2.0 GB = 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) standard Memory installed.
For best Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Computer.
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