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I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on my IBM R40 laptop computer. Although I installed two 512 MB PC2100 266 Mhz memory to both slots. However the computer only sees 512 MB. When I installed Ubuntu I perhaps inadvertently deleted the partition that contains the application to run Access IBM. Is this a software (Access IBM) or a hardware issue?

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    Jeffrey Groves Jan 02, 2011

    Is "Access IBM" the BIOS/CMOS configuration utility?

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Well, what a mine field!
I found this;
There are at least 9 different R40 Thinkpad models. Look for a label underneath & see if there's a "Type" number...something like 2681, 2682, etc. Once you find the number, go to the following site & select your model/type from the dropdown menu:
http://www.crucial.com/store/listmodel.asp?cat=RAM&mfr=IBM&productline=ThinkPad&submit=Go

And being a 256Mb standard, that may be all it can handle. The above link is rather old but worth a try.
Hope this helps.

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Is Ubuntu installed as a dual boot option.

If so, boot with windows RMB on my computer and select properties. If it gives a reading of 512mb or there abouts, 1 stick is dead, faulty, not inserted properly or the wrong kind of ram.

If running Ubuntu only, click on "Sytem" at the top of the desktop, select "Administration", Select "System Monitor", finally choose the "System" tab. Under the subheading "hardware" you can see how much RAM is running, if 512mb 1 stick is dead, faulty, not inserted properly or the wrong kind of ram.

For the correct type of ram go to the ORCA or CRUCIAL website. Enter your PC details and they'll tell you how much max and what type of ram to install. You don't need to buy from these, but the info is handy.

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