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Adding memory what section of the bios do i get into to add more ram?

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You shouldn't,t have to go into bios at all. Shut the computer off, install the ram, turn on computer. The bios will see the memory automatically.

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Why wont my computer recognize my memory


Are the RAM Modules both of the same Brand / Type mixing Brands on computers will result with this problem.
You should always place the largest RAM Module closest the CPU central processing unit.
Because both RAM Modules are of the same size this will not apply.
Try alternating the Modules to see if you get the same result.

RAM, or random access memory, is the physical memory on the computer but only holds data while the computer is on.

The benefit of adding more RAM is that it generally makes your computer faster.
Almost all new computers recognize your RAM after you install it and restart the computer, but if yours doesn't there are a few simple things to do to get the memory recognized.


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.

Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.


Check the type of memory you have.
Computer motherboards will work only with the type of memory they are designed for regardless if the memory fits or not.

There will be either a sticker on the memory or a listing on the packaging giving the memory type and speed.
Check the computer's or motherboard's manual for the type of memory that is compatible.

Install the memory and make sure it is tight, otherwise it may not get recognized.
The memory fits into slots on the computer's motherboard.

There are tabs on the side of the memory slots to release it.
Release the memory if it is installed and put it back in by pushing it down straight into the slot until it clicks.


Restart the computer and hit the appropriate key to enter the BIOS.
The key will be listed on the screen.

Go through the menu choices by using the arrow keys.
Look for the memory listing under hardware.

Make sure all memory listings are not listed as disabled.
If so, change them to enabled.

Choose anything listed similar to "Auto detect."
Exit the BIOS and restart the computer.

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If you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system

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please check the memory timing settings. if your mixing up ram they may not have the same memory timings and require you to go either higher or to the supported settings that either memory can use. for example if corsair runs at 8-8-8-14 and kingston runs at 10-10-10-16 then you will need to bump the settings to 10-10-10-16 since the computer is trying to set the timings for kingston to 8-8-8-14 which it does not support.

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Vostro 200 4 mem slot 512 in 1 and 2. added 1g to 3 and 4. sys info 3 gig installed 1 g avail. Reset csmos...no change. any ideas????


On this model specs it says it will support up to 4 G of memory on DDR2 up to 800 mhz ...be sure the one you added are no larger than 1 G ..and not exceed 800 mhz ...and if the one you had is on 667 mhz ..you will have to get into bios setting and also set the ones on 800 to be read on 667 mhz ...It should be done that auto ...but for some reason it seams it does not..Anyway ..get into Bios ..and first thing ...try to engageg the optimal factory defaults...(it will be a link ..on the bottom and indicate which function key to press and confirm for that ) ..and also press F10 to save changes and restart ...
After that ..boot it up ..and see if the memory is read proper..to check that go just right click on my computer ..and properties..ad will be there..
Also ..if your video card ..has no memory of it own ..it may take some from the ram ...and the more ram memory you add..the more will get ..if it is capable ....I encoutred computers that were able to get up to 1024 M from the ram memory and use it for the video card .when the ram memory was more than enough ..
Another thing may be the incompatibility ..so ...try to see if the new added one ...the 2 x 1g ...left alone in the slots ..will work ..and be read entirely ..If this is the case ...use just these 2..and get rid of the old ones...The difference in the frequency ..may be to blame ..
Another thing you may do ...is to reinstall the operation system from scratch ...or restore it using the recovery disk or partition .,.if you have such a thing ..and if it contain the operation system as well ...
This will force the memory to be read a a common frequency ..and make it functional if they are new and functional ..

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There are two variants of the T5048 One uses DDR PC3200 ram the other uses DDR2 PC5300
Should be able to look at the old ram and it should say on it what it is. If it doesn't, take out the new, put in the old ram and go here http://www.crucial.com/store/drammemory.aspx Run the "Scan My Computer"
Some computers will have a setting in BIOS to disable on board video although eMachine are very low end and probably don't offer that. Shouldn't need to just install your video card and plug your monitor into it. It should work just fine without disabling on board.

Comment if you need more help

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I have an Acer am5100-u5301a. Is there a bios upgrade?


If the specs read that you can operate with 4GB of RAM, then I believe the AMD690g chipset is not the culprit.

The RAM that you're adding may be defective, or incompatible with the existing RAM.

Another possibility could be a bad RAM socket.

I also doubt you would get a black screen due to adding more RAM than the system is capable of handling, it would still start, but would not utilize the additional RAM.

Black screen usually means bad RAM or incompatible RAM or bad socket

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I don't think that this will work! I think 512 is the maximum for it. May be it'll just improve speed a little but it's always risky to update BIOS on older PCs. And this 512 sticks will cost you a lot. I think you better think to buy a new PC. Good Luck!

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if the pin placement is some thing like this

...... ............... ............................... its a SD RAM

if it is like this

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if it is a SD RAM or DDR ram just get it by the a computer store


there are only 3 types avalible for old computers SD or DDR or RD..... you dont need RD RAM it would be SD probably ....just look at a pin allignment.....

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