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Beeping on start up

Removed and cleaned ram card but made no differance ,when checking in system it only shows 120mb of ram not 128mb ,If external ram removed system shows 56mb and not 64mb as expected so presume problem is on mother board, Is it possible to change the mother board ram and how.

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Your motherboard has 64Mb built-in RAM and the video card needs some video RAM and has grabbed 8Mb of RAM which leaves the system with 56Mb of RAM. When you insert a 64Mb RAM module you have a total of 128Mb of which the video has grabbed 8Mb which leaves the system with 120Mb.
You can't change stop the video card from grabbing 8Mb of RAM, the RAM is essential for the video to work.
You can upgrade the RAM by removing the 64Mb RAM module and insert a 128Mb or 256Mb RAM module. You may even be able to insert a 512Mb RAM module if the motherboard will accept it, you need to check the specification of your laptop to see the maximum amount of RAM the laptop can handle.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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    Chris Hingee May 23, 2009

    When you change or upgrade the memory, the computer will notify that the RAM has changed and you need to go into the BIOS configuration to upgrade the BIOS configuration.

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