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Hi, I have a little problem with the RAM of my Acer Aspire 8600. Probably I am using a wrong RAM module for the upgrade, but I would like to have your opinion. I have instantiated a new module of RAM DDR 400 1GB PC3200 and the pc (both BIOS and Linux Ubuntu OS) can see only half of its value: 512MB. Is the module wrong or can I configure something in the BIOS in order to solve the problem? I was looking for a BIOS update, but I am not able to find it in internet. Thanks! Antonio

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    tim brauer Nov 09, 2010

    are you running an extra graphics card aswell

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Probably you have used the wrong RAM module in the upgrading. You must be using 1 GB PC2100 RAM instead of PC3200 in order to have a complete 1 GB of RAM.

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