I added 256mb ram to my computer for a total of 512mb. when i boot up i get an error message saying i only have 256mb and press F1 to continue or F2 for setup. how do i make it recognize my memory? when i run Crucialscan, it says i have 512mb total memory, but the computer is not recognizing it
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Re: COMPUTER DOESN'T RECOGNIZE ADDED MEMORY
Are the memory cards the same? Try swapping the memory cards inside the computer. It is also important to go into the Setup (F2) once the new memory has been added. The setup keeps track of the hardware changes to your computer, and the additional memory needs to be saved in the Setup configuration. Please let me know what happens and thank you. Binary Bob
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Hi. It is recommended that you use a balanced memory total. Just like the wheels of the car. They all must be of the same capacity. But what you can try to swap the locations of where you put the cards in. If you still have problems then just use the 2 pieces of 512mb. Cheers!
Hi there Your t1090 will only accept a maximum chip size of 256Mb and so it will not accept the added the 512mb chip as it cannot handle it. 512 is the maximum size of RAM for this machine but unfortunately you cant put it in in one go
are the modules the same specs? you may have some incompatibality between them. the board may be reading the ram right it may be you have four 256 sticks instead of 2 of each. read the motherboard manual it might shed some light here.
Your emachines eMachines T1100
only supports modules made with a specific type of chip. Should you
find what seems to be the exact same memory elsewhere for a lower
price, it is very possible that the cheaper memory will not work in
your computer. From what I see you should use straight PC-133 Try a site like Kahlon.com-they make sure it works with your computer as would kingston or corsair... Your maximum amount of ram is only 256mb total. hope this helps...good luck- please leave a rating...thank you kindly
Remove the original module, install just the new one and then start your computer. If it doesn't start, the memory you bought is bad. The system boards used in the Compaqs will auto-detect memory, and there are no jumpers or BIOS settings needed.
First of all, make sure the ram are identical, becuase having 3 different random access memory chips in the computer can cause problems. Also make sure the ram chip is sitting in there properly. Next you should check under start go to run and type in "dxdiag".See how much memory it reports the computer has. If it reports 700etc mb,, then the one memory chip might be faulty. Also, check with the system manufacturuer, and make sure you're not overclocking the computer. Overclocking is when you put too much memory in a computer and it doesnt recognize one of the chips. 700etc mb might be the maximum your computer can handle.
According to your system you have : 512MB DDR333 PC2700 Non-ECC Memory (512MB x 1) (One stick of 512MB)
The motherboard manual says this: System Memory Two 184-pin DDR DIMM slots Supports PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 memory Supports 64Mb/128Mb/256Mb/512Mb technology up to 2GB (This means you can have a total of up to 2 Gigabytes of RAM)
If you upgrade your RAM, you will need to make sure that you get the correct type.
If you want to keep the RAM you have, you will only be able to have 1.5 GB of RAM because you only have two slots to work with. If you want to upgrade to the full 2 GB, you will need to buy 2, 1 GB sticks.