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RAM problem.

By Ozfir
Nov 29, 2007
  1. Hello.

    Well. I had just recently bought 1gb of RAM [2x 512] But when I put it into my laptop, it only reads as 448 mb of ram. My laptop uses PC2100, and the stick I bought is PC2700 and is backward compatible with PC2100.

    Sony Vaio PCG-K45

    I've noticed when I only put one 512mb ram inside, it only comes up as 192. The ram is halved, and reduced by my video? [64mb] And same as when I put any chip. When I scan with cpu-z, it only comes up as "PC2700 (166mhz)"

    Can anyone suggest anything to get it up to 1gb?

    Thanks,
    ozfir
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    The amount of memory set aside for the graphics will reduce the available memory by the same amount, not half. I suspect that your new module is either faulty or the slot is faulty.
     
  3. Ozfir

    Ozfir TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, but is there a way to repair the slot?
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    A specialist repair shop might be able to help - unless you are trained in PCB repairs I would not go near it! If you are in UK I can give you a name where they do this sort of work
     
  5. Ozfir

    Ozfir TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Dang, that's lame. Sorry, i'm in the states :) thanks though. You were a great help.
     
  6. Tedster

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

    read the ram guide in the guides forum
     
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