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Dell Inspiron 1100 does not see new memory

I just installed two 512MB chips from Crucial. The laptop is only seeing 512MB not 1024MB. Any thoughts. I've replaced the old chips, reinstalled the new, made sure the BIOS is current. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • mjc7992 Jan 25, 2008

    Did that. Both slots are working. I can get to 640mb but not 1024mb.

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Install one memory first to any of the memory slots and boot your laptop... then do the same on the other slot with the same memory.

Now do the same step to the other memory...

That is to see if any of the two memory has a problem or to see which memory slot has a problem... You should find a problem in there... that would be memory or the memory slot.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

  • Rommel Balcita Feb 04, 2008

    First test of 1st memory, is equal to 512.
    Second test of 2nd memory, is equal to 512.
    Third test both memory, is equal to 1024MB --- both are compatible.

    Since,
    Third test both memory, is equal to 640MB --- Not compatible.

    Check the speed of both memory via Internet ...
    ex. DDR400 512MD
    Type Capacity

    If one is slow then a possible reduction of memory, If both are the same then probably the limit of the motherboard is 640MB.

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