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Post by LadySmith on 8th May 2009, 5:27 am

I had 512 MB of RAM in my laptop (but only showed up as 400 something).

I recently bought and installed a 2GB kit (2 1GB sticks). When I right click on My Computer and go to properties, it only shows up as 896MB RAM. Is that normal?

I know that not quite all of it will show up due to formatting, etc., but to me there's a big difference between 896MB and 2G.

I mean, it seems like only 1 of the sticks is showing up or something.

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Solved Re: All of RAM doesn't show up

Post by Doctor Inferno on 8th May 2009, 5:32 am

Make sure the RAM is seated properly. Also let the system take some time to read the RAM.


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Post by AuroraRange on 8th May 2009, 6:10 am

How much ram it shows up during boot or with cpuid?



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Solved Re: All of RAM doesn't show up

Post by LadySmith on 8th May 2009, 3:48 pm

@Doctor Inferno wrote:Make sure the RAM is seated properly. Also let the system take some time to read the RAM.

I've seated it the only way I know how and it clicked into place.

@AuroraRange wrote:How much ram it shows up during boot or with cpuid?

When I right click "My Computer" and then go to "Properties", it says 896 MB of RAM. Also, if I go into BIOS, it says that too.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 8th May 2009, 3:56 pm

There is a possibility you are using High Density RAMs.

Most of the desktops/laptops won't run on High density RAM it is made more for servers.

Do you have a link where I can see the specs of you RAM?


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Post by AuroraRange on 8th May 2009, 3:59 pm

Its probably your onboard gpu using your ram. Not sure about the 2x1gig stick but may be your motherboard limitation. Make sure the ram slot is working and your chipset support 2gig of ram.



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Solved Re: All of RAM doesn't show up

Post by LadySmith on 8th May 2009, 4:04 pm

If I find a link, I'll post it, but it is Kingston Value RAM 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz. It is compatible with 667 MHz PC2-5300, 533 Mhz PC2-4200, 400 MHz PC2-3200

One of the sticks must not be seated properly because I ran the Crucial scan and here's what it says:

To the left it shows the 2 memory banks and shows 1GB in the left one and Empty on the right.

# Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096MB
# Currently Installed Memory: 1GB
# Available Memory Slots: 1
# Number of Banks: 2
# Dual Channel Support: Yes
# CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
# CPU Family: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+ Model 12, Stepping 2
# CPU Speed: 1795 MHz



How do I know which one isn't in right?

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Solved Re: All of RAM doesn't show up

Post by LadySmith on 8th May 2009, 4:19 pm

OK, it's resolved now. I opened up the laptop and took out the stick on top and made sure the one on bottom was in tight and it was. Then put in the top one again and made sure it was in tight.

Then, I turned the laptop back on and in BIOS showed 1919 of Extended RAM and in My Computer>Properties, it shows up as 1.87 GB of RAM.

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Post by AuroraRange on 8th May 2009, 5:42 pm

@LadySmith wrote:OK, it's resolved now. I opened up the laptop and took out the stick on top and made sure the one on bottom was in tight and it was. Then put in the top one again and made sure it was in tight.

Then, I turned the laptop back on and in BIOS showed 1919 of Extended RAM and in My Computer>Properties, it shows up as 1.87 GB of RAM.

Remember not to be surprise that you do not have exactly 2gig of ram as your graphic chip will reserve some for its own use. Goodluck Smile



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