What do i do next?

By Ftowngang916
Dec 28, 2005
  1. I just upgraded my RAM and i was wondering where and how do i tell my computer i did this. Thanks
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    just say " computer I have added more ram.....hello?.....hello?....can you hear me computer?

    JK... your bios should autodetect the ram right click "my computer" and choose properties. on the panel that comes up towards the bottom under "computer" it should reflect the amount of ram you now have.
  3. wlknaack

    wlknaack TS Rookie Posts: 143

    You shouldn't have to do anything. If you installed it correctly, WinXP will recognize it upon boot. Go to START/RUN/type "msinfo32" in the dialog box (without the quotations). The System Information window will appear, and you total RAM will be displayed in the System Summary.
  4. netholio

    netholio TS Rookie

    Newer motherboards automatically detect the memory and move right through POST(Power On Self Test) and bootup. Some new boards, and older boards might provide an error message saying there is a CMOS missmatch error (or something like this) and prompt you to 1.) enter setup or 2.) continue. If you get the "error" then choose "setup". From the BIOS choose exit and save - this will save the new ram value and POST normally with no errors.
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