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Upgrade memory ram for ibm thinkpad 600e

Hi,
I bought last days an old 600e for my parents.The model is a 4Ax one (PII 366 Mhz,64 Ram).I wanted to update the RAM memory, so I got 128 x 2 SODIMM PC100 (in total 256).I know that the mainboard support only PC 66 but I found on some forums that some guys could use this kind of SODIMM module with PC100.
The problem is: my mainboard uses only 160 RAM (32 onboard and 128 RAM.)
I wanted to use all RAM memory (288 RAM or least 266),but the mainboard uses only 160.
The bios is last updated (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=DSHY-46HLKQ).
When I open the Config from Bios menu,the mainboard recognizes 288 RAM but it uses only 160.
I know also that I can disable the 32 onboard memory if I open (with Ctrl+D) the CMOS editor and I change the byte values from 2B (from 80 to 81).In this case I got less memory: 128 RAM.
How can I make a change in this editor (some bytes values changes) to use all RAM memory (288 or 256 RAM)?
Please help me!
Thanks in advance,
Alex.

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IT DOEST MATTER YOUR VISTA OR XP SOFTWARE HAS TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE AMOUNT OF RAM, ALSO DO YOU SHARE VEDIOMEMORY WITH THE RAM AS ONE , IF SO THAN JUST LET 1 GIG FOR VEDIO AND YOUR SYSTEM MAY ALLOW YOU TO GO TO 2-3BG, CALL THE VENDER ASK THEM THE MAXIMUIN AMOUNT OF RAM THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL SUPPORT THAN ADD THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF RAM YOUR VEDIO RAM ALLOW AND YOU WILL KNOW HOW MUCH RAM YOUR SYSTEM CAN HANDLE, 32BIT OR 64 BIT XP OR VISTA WILL RUN MIN 2-4GB, WANT TO BE SAFE THAN SPLIT IT 3GB
IT WILL COST YOU AT FRY .COM, WITH SHIPPING AND INSURANCE LIFE TIME WARRRENTY ON THE MEMORY ABOUT 50-70 DOLLARS.

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How much?


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=LWIK-3TLS8K

as it seems from link 256 MB

Jan 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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My borther has a 390x ibm thinkpad 2626 and he is looking for a upgraded processor


Current processor should be a Pentium III 450 MHz.
As far as I know, the standard RAM os 64 MB and maximum RAM is 512 MB. Even a memory upgrade will cost you around 80$.

I would honestly suggest to forget a processor upgrade because it will cost you a lot of money. Probably more than a new laptop.
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How can i load awindows xp on ibm 600e


I have done this many times.
To install XP on an IBM 600E , you needd to upgrade the RAM at least to 256MB.
Then use a Windows install disk to install XP.
After installing Windows you will have to update drivers from IBM website here: Lenovo Support & downloads - Drivers and software - ThinkPad 600 ...
There is no driver for 600E video adapter on XP, video performances will be limited.

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RAM for thinkpad?


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Memory RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM (im sure they are the smaller modules, not normal ddr2 that goes into desktop pcs)
Installed RAM 1 GBMax Supported RAM 3 072 MB (3 GB)

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UPGRADING


That unit it about 10 years old.
Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade the CPU (processor)

The RAM is a standard 100MHz non-parity SDRAM SODIMM. The 2645 can use 128MB DIMMS for 160MB maximum. It has 32MB internal and two slots.

The hard drive size is limited by the BIOS. Any standard 2.5" hard drive should work, but may show as limited size, maybe 20GB.

Get a PCMCIA modem.

If you found a docking station for this unit, you'd be in better shape. Like I said, it's 10 years old. It won't be easy.


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IBM thinkpad g40..i want to upgrade


To upgrade your CD drive there is a screw on the bottom of the machine that holds it in place. Remove this screw and the drive will slide out. I buy most drives for my customers and shop from Ebay. I've found that there are some very good vendors with good prices and warranties there. Now for the memory. The memory you need for your machine is PC2100, and 1g is the max. I mainly use Kingston or Infiniton. Both of these are good chips, and there are other good chips out there. I suggest that you use two 512mb chips that are the same make. I've found that sometimes two different chips will create a conflict with each other. The memory is located under a panel on the bottom of the machine. For memory I use pricewatch.com If you have any other questions please fell free to ask.

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Memory upgrade


Usually there will be 2 screws to remove (these may be hidden via rubber pads, or labels). The appropriate panel will have a RAM "picture" next to it.

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IBM thinkpad 600E


For this amount of RAM, the operating system should not be an issue. You may have a compatibility problem w/ the RAM you are attempting to use.

Below is some info. I gathered on your system and its memory requirements. Hopefully, this will help.

Whenever you're looking for memory for a computer, a good search to use in your favorite search engine is "memory configurator". A number of manufacturer's have a place on their web site where you can plug in info on your computer and find out what RAM it supports, etc.

Your system can support up to 288MB of RAM. 32MB is fixed (built in).

That leaves you w/ a maximum of 128MB per bank (slot in this case) for a total of 256MB max added.

Your system does not require ECC nor dual channel memory. Nor do the DIMMs need to be installed in matching pairs.

Your system takes SDRAM. PC133 will be fine. In fact, you'd have a difficult time finding PC100 these days (and it'd be a lot more expensive (because it is essentially obsolete technology).

Please, go HERE for IBM/Lenova's listing of memory options for your laptop.


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Apr 03, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Thinkpad 600E


Error 19990301 on a Thinkpad 600 usually indicates that the hard drive is not properly connected, and error code 19990305 signifies "no bootable device". So, it's the hard drive.

First of all, I would try removing and replacing the drive to see if that cures it. You can get the service manual from Lenovo at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=LWIK-3SYPX2

If this doesn't fix it, the hard drive is faulty. However, small size hard drives (10 or 20Gb) which suit these older machines are very cheap on eBay.

Dec 18, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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ibm thinkpad does not boot My IBM Thinkpad 600 (Type 2645-310) stops and hang during bootup. What happens is: 1. LED test, then green Power on and orange battery/charging 3. RAM OK (Responds when I take out /put in different amount of RAM and displays correctly. I have 128 + 32 removable, + 32 internal not possible to take out) 2. I can hear fan, CD drive and evt diskette drive. If I use diskette drive the LED wil give 1 blink, if I use CD drive it will give 14 blink. 3. No cursor seen, but this is displayed: Upper left show the amount of RAM present: 196032 KB OK Upper right IBMs logo in blue; IBM Lower left shows "ThinkPad(R)" in large letters and red dot over "i". 4. Then a "rrrrrr" sound from the loudspeakers after a while, this is in fact 28 clicks shortly after each other. Then nothing more happens. Diskette and CD drive is OK (But can not be used because bootup is never finished). I hear CD speed up and then down again but nothing more happens. No effect in booting with bootable diskette or CD, "Live Linux" CD or else. Backup battery OK (3V) and if I take it out I will be asked for correct date and time when Power on. I can then use keyboard or TrackPoint to set date and time, and after that hangup at the usual point. Starting without battery, HDD, CD drive and removable memory sticks makes no difference in symptoms. Pressing and holding F1 before and during poweron and startup (in order to enter BIOS and selftest) has no effect. I could not find help on IBMs home page, but maybe I did not look at the right place. Is somebody able to help me?

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