I recently purchased (3) 512mb hd chips to upgrade my IBM nrtvista 6794 (k7u) which has the slots for ram. I've tried everything possible to get it to accept all three but it wont it upgrades to 1gb just fine but when i shut down and add the 3rd it hangs up and kicks to the set up utility screen. with no aveil. then shut it down and remove one stick and it does the same thing but comes up with a memory size error????? only way to fix is to shut down and install the original 256mb ram card then restart/shutdown/ install 2x 512mb and i'm fine.....???? I've looked all over the internet and can find nothing as far as answers plz help.........thx
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Re: Ram upgrade problems IBM netvista 6794
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Are you sure it's the slot and not the ram? Try switching the ram to isolate which memory chip is bad. You can start by using on ram and one slot, then booting and if it's ok, move it to the next slot and boot. Once you've tested that one memory chip, do the same thing with the other memory chip. More than likely you've got a bad memory chip.
Try switching the ram in each slot. If switching them around does not solve the problem and your slot is truely bad, you will have to replace the motherboard or increase the size of the ram in the slot that works.
Ok, first of all before installing the ram, you want to make sure the ram you are installing into your computer if the motherboard support the type of ram chip you are installing it in. For your model it is ddr184 pin After this, you can take out your case panel which is the left side by unscrewing the 2 screws in the backside of the panel. Carefully take the panel apart from the computer and set it aside. What you want to located is the RAM slot on your motherboard which typically is 2 slot next to the cpu which has the big fan. Most likely one of the slot or both of the slot is already accompanied by the old memory chip. There are two hinges one on each side, bottom and top. Push these pins down and it would loosen up the memory chip that is already installed on. Replace the new memory chip and make sure you align the golden tooth pins extacly to the memory socket and then push down on the chip until it clicks. Test your computer if it works, if not. You computer may not support the memory chip.
it will surely install but it will be very slow in the operation because your system does not meets the minimum requirements you will have to upgrade your ram and graphics card to run it optimally
some programs you use will also run slowly
so reccomend you
vista home basic
additionally you can insrtall various customization packs to enhance the xp gui
I checked at http://www.buffalotech.com/products/memory/select/select-dimm/ and according the the memory configurator there your IBM Netvista 6792 takes this type of memory which can be ordered from them PC-133mhz SDRAM DIMM 168 pin, it indicated that your pc has 3 slots for memory and the maximum size you can put in each slot is 512 MB which would give you the maximum memory of 1536 MB. I have had problems in the past when replacing memory in IBM PC's some modules won't work because IBM uses different memory than other Manufacturers. But give Buffalo a try, their memory is guaranteed.
with RAM there can be a few problems 1) the frequency of ram which *********** board supports might be less than the freq at which the ram you are puttin works, hence in this case RAM wont work on this mother board and ull have to get the RAM replaced 2) some motherboards do not support a 2 x 1 GB RAM where as they might support a 1 X 2 RAM (if you do have 2 mem slots for ram) and then there is the most trivial problem of the slot not being clean or arm not being put properly, i can think of ne other reason for the ram not working properly..