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I have 1024 megs of memory installed. bios shows 512

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Check your laptop's memory sticks, one of them may be either loose or not working. if you're still within the warranty coverage, i recommend that you bring your ibm to the technical assistance. if not, try opening gently the ram sticks compartment and take both of em out, clean them with a eraser (only the connection pins), then, put them back in place. if the problem still persists, try changing their disposal and repeat the process 2 or 3 times, if it still shows half memory, then try removing one of the sticks and turn on the computer. when it doesn't starts, you've identified the faulty ram stick. replace it with a new one. oh, and by the way, a quick reminder, always ensure that you're working with your computer turned OFF, with NO BATTERY and DISCONNECTED from the external power, right? Glad to help!

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