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Just want some more memory

Unable to use some spare DDR ram in my Compaq presario 5000. i have 3 RAM slots and i have some non Compaq DDR RAM sticks i salvaged from other PCs, i tried replacing the previous sticks but when i tried starting it up it gave me an error, i figured it needed to be set to new settings, but i don't know how to do that, i had managed to get it to load the desktop, but it acted like it was in safe mode, and i couldn't adjust the screen resolution.
i removed the two sticks i had added, and put the Compaq original in, (there was one 128 stick in previously, and the Compaq stick was 64mb)

now this is an old PC so i do expect some restrictions, but i think a simple RAM upgrade would be nice.
(one of other sticks i don't know the brand of, but one was a Viking Components brand, another brand i have is a Kingston, im certain all 4 of these spares i have are 128 aswell)

PS: OS is Windows ME (yes.. its a back up main is KIA at the moment)

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Re: Just want some more memory

Getting additional memory The below commands will help allow your computer to load programs into memory more efficiently allowing you to have more memory for MS-DOS programs / games.
Ensure you have the below three lines at the beginning of your config.sys file.
By placing the DOS=HIGH,UMB on the second line, this can, in some cases, save memory because it is loading DOS into upper memory before loading the memory manager. Additionally, the first and third lines cannot be loaded into high memory because these lines are the memory managers.
Load all your devices in your config.sys and autoexec.bat into high memory.

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