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Compaq presario 1500 ram memory

Installed 1ghz after installing 2- 512mb still geting 480 mb any sugestions

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  • notorious124 Apr 29, 2008

    THE BOARD DID EXCEPT IT. EVEN TRIED 2-512MB AND STILL GOT 480MB THEN TRIED 1GHZ AND STILL GOT 480MB ALSO TRIED USEING DIFFERENT SLOTS STILL 480MB BOTH SLOTS ARE WORKING COULD IT BE IN THE BIOS

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I had the same problem and no luck solving it until today. Found 2 512 MB A-DATA DDR333 SoDimm and now I get a display of 992 MB of RAM + the 32 MB of the "onboard" graphics card, adds up to total of 1024 RAM. So, there is still hope for us all.

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Only thing that comes to mind is that board won't accept the larger memory configuration. did you check on that prior to buying and installing the memory sticks.

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