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What kind of ram would i need to up grade ? i now have two 256 sticks in it.. chuck

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I would buy 1 gig stick and replace one of the 256 should run windows and anything else you need it for perfectly however if its simply a browser (internet Browser) computer you may be fine with the 512


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My pc was working fine with 128 + 256 ram. few days ago it didnt boot.it was restarting automatically. then i removed 256 ram and it booted normally.means pc works normally with 128 ram but not with 256...


i guess u have 2 different RAM cards in the RAM slots....
the main issue is both dont work together...the primary reason is compatibility....or one of the RAM cards have worn out...
u must use exactly similar kind of RAMs in both slots....
i suggest u use one 512 MB if your motherboard supports....
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Mother board has 4 slots..i have 2 .256 ..but the board only reconizes 348 of it //ive looked in the bios but cant fin how to increase it// emachines T6216 DESKTOP amd ATHLON 64 proc 3200//2.0 ghz //256 +...


I am going to assume that you are talking about RAM.

In which case you will never be shown the exact amount of RAM that you have installed. A certain amount of your RAM gets used as base memory, and therefore is not considered to be available ram.

In your BIOS there should be an option that says something like:

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This option will most likely be under integrated peripherals.

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Can i mix my RAM?


You can surely use one stick of 512 and other of 256. Just make sure you are not mixing a DDR with DDR 2.
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What kind of memory can i add


go by the law, youre only as fast as your slowest stick of ram, and PC2700 is about the most expensive ram out there.. old ram that is...
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I want to use both RAM sticks


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Memory upgrade


There is many things that can happen with RAM that end up with this issue.

First I'd try removing the 256 and just place the 512mb stick into the first slot and see if that works. If it doesn't there's one of three problems occuring.

Incompatible RAM (which may fit and lock in place but still not meet the requirements systems BIOS, so it will not function)

Oversized RAM Stick (some models will only use single sided sticks of ram, where most of the newer sticks are double sided. This can actually cause problems like this and even sometimes work but only show half of the ram on that stick)

Dead Ram (It's possible and I've had it happen a few times, that you could have a dead stick of RAM. If the 512 stick works alone without the 256 in there; the the problem lies elsewhere.)

Each manufacturer has different specifications on their systems and the ram that they can use. Believe it or not, one laptop I had would only work if you had two matching sticks of RAM in the slots. So, I could use the two 256mb sticks together; but I couldn't use a 512 and a 256. I couldn't run the 1gb stick and a 256 or a 512 stick. It had to be two matching sizes. So, make absolutely sure you have a compatible stick of ram for the laptop (I suggest calling HP/Compaq and asking them if it is the correct chip as you can never be too sure). If it still will not work, then either the laptop won't support all of the 768mb, or you have a dead stick.

Try these things and see what happens. If you still have a problem, by all means, ask away. :)

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What are the ram limits on a compaq presario 5000a. I put 256 ram in the compaq and it only reads 128. Why?


You can install up to 3 sticks of 512 mb of memory. Did you add a 256 stick to the already-existing 128? You need to put DDR266/PC2100 memory. To troubleshoot, remove the 128 stick and put your 256 in and see if it is recognized. You will know right away from the bios screen. Memory needs to be the same type.

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