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Ram I'd like to know how much RAM my PC can handle? Can you help me find out also I need to know what order to put the Ram chips in, cause there are 2 256mb chips and one 128mb. When I put all three in the computer only registers 512mb. Can you help?

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    swufabuda May 11, 2010

    Need model name and number of the board..



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Part Number: 2511451 Intel (Fedora) motherboard Pentium III - 667-MHz

The motherboard will support a minimum memory size of 16-megabyte (MB) and a maximum of 512-MB. The BIOS automatically detects memory type, size, and speed. The memory type, size, and speed can vary between the sockets. The memory modules do not have to be installed in a certain order or in a specific socket. Bank 0 or the DIMM1 slot is located toward the rear of the motherboard.

Gateway Support Document for your motherboard:

Note: The individual part number for this motherboard is 4000684. This number helps technicians locate the motherboard in the CRM. Some invoices list the motherboard separately and not as part of the sub-assembly, which includes the motherboard and processor. You cannot use the individual part number to replace this motherboard. Use the sub-assembly number at the top of this page.

Note: Before adding, removing, or reseating any hardware, verify that the computer is unplugged. Then, either wait 30 seconds or press the power button to discharge the motherboard. The motherboard maintains power even after the computer is turned off.

A bios update is available for your system here:
This may, or may not, correct your problem.

Available on the Web at are the following: technical support for Gateway products, live chat with a Gateway Trusted Guide, files for downloading, and e-mail support. Additional technical support can be obtained using Fax on Demand system at (800) 846-4526 and Automated Troubleshooting System at (800) 846-2118.

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Yedya bhokachya aadi motherboard che manual vaach. tyamadhe sarv lihile aahe ki konta motherboard aahe , kiti RAM support karel.
Aadi tithe gand masti kar mag prashnna vichar...........

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