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  • csm121 May 29, 2010

    I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Came installed with 4 GBs of RAM--2 in each of 2 slots. I went out and bought a Crucial 4 GB stick. It matches the criteria of the other memory. I pulled out one of the 2gb sticks and put in the 4 gb stick. Computer still recognizing only 4 GB. Is it because it is Crucial brand vs Toshiba purported "Kingston" brand? Or do I have to match up on size? 4gb + 4gb?

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If I am not mistaking this laptop has a maximum RAM capacity of 8GB in two single RAM slots.

RAM specs: DDR2 800MHz, PC2-6400

Your laptop must be pre-installed with a 64-bit OS in order to recognize and take advantage of the entire memory.

Hope that helps. Rate me please!

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  • Dll Rahim May 29, 2010

    The brand has nothing to do with the computer being able to recognize the total amount of memory. I understand from your reply that you already have 64-bit enabled operating system environment. You should have no problem installing the memory and get it recognized. Make sure you install the 4GB stick into the DIMM/BANK A and the other memory into the B slot.

    Then turn on the laptop going to the BIOS menu if you are able to access it. Look for the section that shows how much RAM you have and at what speed they are operating.

    If you see anything other than 6GB, then there might have to be some changes made to the BIOS.

    If you do actually see the 6GB there. Then just start the computer normally. Right click on "My computer" and then try to update your system score. It has to change the number because you have made a significant upgrade to the total amount of available RAM.

    Here is a free program that can detect the right amount of RAM while logged on. its called CPUz. very helpful tool and you would never not use it again.

    http://download.cnet.com/3001-20_4-10050...

    Hope that helps.


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