Added 1Gig to M3109 Gateway, yet running at 960MB

By devinship
Dec 10, 2008
  1. I have recently upgraded the memory on my Gateway M3109 adding a Crucial 1GB 200pin DDR2 memory. Existing 512MB memory in the laptop was left in place as it has 2 slots. After the install, machine fired right up okay and is noticeably faster (runningn Vista) yet when looking at the Computer Properties information it is only showing 958MB of RAM. This RAM should read 1.5 GB (1536MB) correct? Can anyone assist in getting the RAM to the correct level?

    Gateway M3109 SPECS
    Celeron M 1.6ghz
    512mb ddr2-667 4-4-4-12
    80gb seagate 5400rpm HDD
    ATI m200 w/out 1394
    Wireless/lan/56k modem
    3 USB ports
    SD card slot
    14" screen
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Your old and new memory may not be that compatible. Go ahead and get another Crucial 1GB 200pin DDR2 memory stick to give you a matched set
  3. devinship

    devinship TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. So would you say that it is only running on the 1 GB (alittle below) at the present? 1024-960 = 64MB
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if you have integrated graphics, your ram is partially used by your graphics chip.
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