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Install more ram

I use my computer for mainly surfing the web and down loading files i tried putting more memory in my pc but the one taht is already in is compaq pc100 128mb i left that one in and in the spare slot next to it i put another one in that doesnt say its compaq but it does say it is pc100 after i put it in and switch the computer on i keep gettibg error reports and it keeps freezing and telling me a problem occured and closes down msn. i just want to no if i can use these pc 100 parts or does it have to be compaq only as my pc is really slow at the moment but was a lot quicker after i put the other one in is their a way round this or do i have to buy compaq only thanks for your help. paul..

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  • paul proctor Oct 11, 2007

    this did offer me a bit of help but it tells me to shut my comp down completely but when i put the ram in it is quicker so does this mean it is compatible and if so why do i still have prob with it shutting down the one already installed is a compaq pc100 and the one i put in is pc100 but oon as i put it in i start getting problems even though my comp is quicker so do i need only compaq parts or is pc100 parts compatible with all pc100 please help thanks.....

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    I have gs7610 ultra and it says it supports up to 2gb of ram I have currently got a5132 mb of ram and a 256 mb of ram on the mother and it works fine but is not fast enough so I bought a brand new 1gb of ram but it will not register



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Keep only large ram model first

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U keep getting error report's just on msn or???


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Referring to a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 series of Notebook PC:

According to the Service Manual;

1) The Maximum Total Amount of Ram Memory depends on the Northbridge chipset used.
(System Controller. Intel)

If it is an Intel GM965 chipset, the maximum total amount is 4GigaByte. (4GB)
If it is an Intel GL960 chipset, the maximum total amount is 2GB.

Northbridge chipset (Or System Controller)

The Northbridge chipset was aptly named so, because of the general location of the chipset on the motherboard.
It is generally located under the Processor.

(The Southbridge chipset is located further 'South' on the motherboard)

The Northbridge chipset handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-Speed graphics.

High-speed graphics being AGP or PCI-Express.
Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card installed into a PCI slot is NOT high-speed graphics.

This is handled by the Southbridge chipset.
The Southbridge chipset handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard diagram;

Information on the Northbridge (computing),

Information on the Intel GM965, and GL960 chipset,

Look under the heading Chipset at GL960.
Looking across you can see that the chipset supports;

1) DDR2 Sdram that is either 533MegaHertz, or 677MHz. (SO-DIMM ram memory for laptops)
2) Supports up to 3GB

[ Your laptop has TWO ram memory slots. The primary, or Main ram memory slot, (Outside edge), and the Optional ram memory slot, (Inside towards the middle)

There are No 1.5GB ram memory modules. ('Stick')
This is why 2GB is the maximum with the Intel GL960 chipset.

Install one 2GB ram memory module in the Main ram memory compartment,
Install one 1GB ram memory module, in the main ram memory compartment, and one 1GB ram memory module in the Optional ram memory compartment ]

Now look under the Chipset heading at GM965.
1) Supports DDR2 Sdram at either 533MHz, or 677MHz.
2) Supports up to 4GB.

How to know what Northbridge (System Controller) chipset your laptop uses?
Use CPU-Z from

Information on CPU-Z on Wikipedia,


If you need guidance in downloading, installing, and using CPU-Z, hit me up in a Comment.

Download page for the free Service Manual, for the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 series of Notebook PC's,

Scroll down with your eyes to the heading - Satellite Pro
Go across, and click on - L300

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on - L300 - it may take up to 30 seconds before you will see the first page come up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

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Sometimes due to your DVD Drive lens or too used CD's some files donot copies and error message comes couldnot load so and so file, try again or skip. donot skip select the try again or use another good cd t load that file..

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Hi Good day!! Remove unused programs in your computer. run disk cleanup remove unnecessary files. if still slow I'll suggest to you to increase your RAM (memory). RAM (Memory) can improve your loading performance.
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The lights you see flashing are Diagnostic Lights. These tell you of a possible area to look into for the problem.

Lights 3, and 4 flashing green, mean a possible Ram Memory problem.

I would like you to view the free Owners Manual from Dell Support, in the event that you do not have one.

This PDF document can also be saved to your computer, thereby allowing you to copy it to a CD disk. If you are not aware of how to do this, and wish to, simply state so in a Comment.

(After you burn this PDF file to disk, you can remove it from your computer, freeing up more space on your harddrive)

Where it states Owners Manual, left-click on View to the right.

You may also be interested in viewing, (And copying), the Service Manual.

What I would suggest to start.

1) Computer off, unplug your computer from power.
Working on a table, open the computer case.
TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
(Not shouting)

This action will relieve your body of Static electricity.
Your body carries Static. Static will fry out (Short Circuit) computer hardware components.
(Should you get up in the middle of working on your computer, and leave, upon your return Touch the metal frame again)

Remove all ram memory modules. (Ram Module = Ram 'stick')
Use a pencil eraser, and clean the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the ram module.

This is a photo of a basic ram module,

Here, you can see the gold plated contact pins I have referred to.

(Ram Memory used for the Dimension E521 Desktop PC, is DDR2 Sdram.
DDR2 Sdram has 240 contact pins. 120 on each side.

The photo is of DDR Sdram.
184 contact pins, 92 on each side)

If possible, it is preferred to hold the ram memory module by the body of the module, and refrain from touching the contact pins. The body of the ram memory module is covered by a see-through plastic.

Start at the top of each contact pin, and work down, using the eraser.
Remove the eraser dust with air, and reinstall.

If you have two ram modules, try inserting one at a time.
The ram slot closest to the Processor, is Ram Slot 1. (May be marked as DIMM 1 on the motherboard)

Ram memory should be installed in ram slot 1 first.
The Processor reads ram memory installed in ram slot 1 first.

In the Service Manual if you click on - Technical Overview in the main menu, then click on - System Board Components, you'll see where the Processor
is located, (2 - processor socket), and where the ram memory slots are, (3 - memory module connectors)

Removing and Installing Parts, located in the main menu also, will show, and tell you how to open the computer case, and how to remove, and install ram memory modules.

(Removing the computer cover. Memory)

Should you need more in-depth guidance of how to do the above, please state so in a Comment.
Should this not fix your problem, please state so in a Comment.

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My ddr400 ram is compatible with p4ge motherboard???


1) It uses no more than 2.6 Volts
2) It is Non-ECC ram memory
3) It is Unbuffered ram memory
4) The Cas Latency is no more than 3. (CL3) {Ram Timings}
5) Chip configuration is 128Meg x 64

In otherwords, plain Ol' PC3200 ram memory.
[DDR at 400MHz]

Don't try, and use any high performance ram memory, or you will have to go into BIOS Setup, and manually change the ram memory parameters.

Not a fun thing for a novice.

You may have to restart the computer up to 2 times, for BIOS to recognize the ram.

The best thing to do would be to install the PC3200 ram stick in Slot 1 by itself, then start the computer up.
After BIOS recognizes the ram, shut the computer down normally. (Start>Turn Off Computer>Shut Down)

Unplug the computer from power, touch the metal frame, install the other stick of ram.

[Computer unplugged from power supply before you do all of this. TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, BEFORE you reach inside the computer. Anti-Static guidelines.

Computer unplugged from power, you're safe. TOUCH the metal frame, BEFORE every time you go to reach inside the computer, your computer is safe]

You have Two ram slots.
EACH slot has a Maximum Amount of 1GB.
TOTAL Maximum Amount for the computer is 2GB.

IF you install two different speeds of ram memory sticks, the computer will clock down to the lowest speed.
[ONE step!
Example: PC3200 and PC2700.
The computer will clock down to 333MHz, because PC2700 is DDR at 333MHz]

If you try to go down two steps, I can't guarantee it will work.
(PC2100. DDR at 266MHz
Would be two steps down from PC3200)

IF, you are installing two sticks of ram, put the one with the largest amount in Slot 1. (Also referred to as DIMM 1 on the motherboard)
This is the ram slot that is closest to the Processor.

A Processor will recognize ram inserted into Slot 1, first, because it is the first ram slot the Processor 'sees'.

Do you have the Motherboard Manual?
This is Asus Support, and the page to download the manual,

On this page go down to the Manual, heading.
Left-click on the + sign, to the left of - Manual

Give it a couple of seconds for the page to load.
Scroll down to - Version - E1862

This is the newest version of the motherboard manual.
Left-click on - Global

This is a PDF file.
After you click on Global, you may not see anything happening for up to 30 seconds. Usually the first page pops up in a few seconds.

If you see a download progress bar, let the file download all the way, before looking through it.
You may break the download connection, if you don't.

You can save this file (Manual) to your computer. This way you won't have to download it again, and you can burn it off to CD disk for safekeeping.

In the top header of the PDF file you will see icons. Left-click on the Floppy Disk icon.
This is the second icon from the left side.

If you hover your mouse cursor over the Floppy Disk icon, it will briefly reveal,
'Click to save this file to your computer or another location'

After you click on the Floppy Disk icon a small window will come up.
Save a copy...
In the bottom of the window is a box with - File name:
to the left of it.
e1862_p4ge-mx.pdf will be in the file name box.

Put your mouse cursor in the file name box, right after the f, in pdf.
Left-click twice. (Blue highlight goes away)

Make one space with your spacebar. Type -
Asus P4GE-MX Mobo Manual.

Makes it easier to find in your computer, and on a CD disk later.

Now go to the bottom right, and left-click on Save.

Jan 04, 2010 | ASUS P4GE-MX Motherboard

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