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My computer will only see 950mb of 2gb of ram installed. anyone know of a solution?

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  • sboq81 Sep 29, 2009

    Hey Gort007:

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I have already done that. With 1 1GB module in either slot, the BIOS reports only 468MB of ram. With 2 1GB modules, I am getting only 950mb of ram.

    I have also done some other looking for a BIOS update, but Everex doesn't have a website anymore. None of the websites I've seen have a BIOS update, which is why I posted my question on FixYa.

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks!!!

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Power OFF computer and swap the memory modules with each other.
If you have two modules, swap them. If you have one module, remove and re-seat it.

If you have more than one module, they may be different.
Boot with only one module, test and then the other modules, one at a time.

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I had the same issue... i put the original 512mb chip in with on gig, and it goes reconize 1.5 gig now... not a perfect solution to 2 gig, but better than 950mb.

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