I have two 256mb RAM (512mb total) chips in my Presario v2000. It's says that I have only 384 total when I go into the system info (WinXP Home). I take out each chip and insert them back in, one at a time. When I put one in, it's says I have 224mb. The other says 224mb. So maybe I have a bad slot? I put one in the other slot, it still says 224mb. Only reason I noticed now is because I bought more RAM (512mb chip). I inserted the 512mb and one 256mb chip, it's says I have 640mb now.
Anyone know why? Do I really only have 640 or is it really 768? (Maybe it's just not displaying it correctly?) It's not the RAM or the slots, it seems to be only when BOTH slots are occupied. Please help. Thanks!
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This is an older model computer, and therefore it can't utilize the large amount of RAM that more current models can.
The Presario 6025EA has two DIMM slots and comes with 256MB of RAM installed. The maximum amount of RAM that can be installed is 1GB. To upgrade to this, you will need two 512MB DDR-266 (PC2100) RAM modules.
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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!
The T40 has two ram slots, you can put a 1g chip in each totaling 2g. If the chip will remove, then it is changeable. Vista needs a minimum of 256 to run, so, when you change BOTH chips to equal 2g it will probably read 1.744g, or it may read the full 2g. If it only reads 1g, then the second slot under keyboard may have malfunctioned. It could also be that the 256 chip is bad and your really only running 512 now. With all that said, in order to achieve 2g, you will need to put a 1g chip in each slot.
Depends! The amount of RAM has nothing to do with capacity of the hard drive. If your motherboard is a P3, it probably has to memory slots that will handle 256mb each (512 total). It sounds like you have a 128mm chip and a 256mb chip installed now. I won't even attempt to run XP with less than 256mb of RAM. You can run XP with 128mb, but not very well. With Windows XP SP2, you will have to have at least 256MB. Most P4 or newer computers use DDR RAM wich can be bought at larger capacity (ie 1000MB).