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If I put more than 2 gigs of memory in the machine I get an code 12 error. Not enough resources to use this device on the the PCI express controller and it does not see the video card. If I leave it at 2 gigs it works fine. Any ideas?

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Yes.
You can only use a max of 2GB with this computer.
Installed Size 1.0 GB / 2.0 GB (max)

  • Technology DDR SDRAM
  • Memory Speed 400.0 MHz
  • Memory Specification Compliance PC3200
  • Form Factor DIMM 184-pin
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