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kerberos

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so i just tried upgrading my RAM on my laptop and everytime i try to start it. it just restarts over andover again i dont even get to a status screen.
im trying to install 2 PNY 1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 and it will only let me install 1.
right now i have one of the PNY 1 GB sticks and a 512 i had before i would like to have 2 GB since i should be aloud to.

Toshiba satellite
running windows XP Pro
# Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
# Currently Installed Memory: 1.5GB
# Available Memory Slots: 0
# Total Memory Slots: 2
# Dual Channel Support: Yes
# CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
# CPU Family: Intel® Celeron® M processor 1.70GHz Model 13, Stepping 8
# CPU Speed: 1691 MHz
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sometimes when a computer reboots over and over it means that its bad ram i had it happen to me when i bought my first good computer 6 years ago i had just upgraded from 256meg to 2 256 meg ram sticks and a week later my computer kept rebooting and rebooting turned out to be bad ram
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Have you tried only one stick of memory and since the one you have in now works, then take it out and try the other 1 gig module. If it reboots with just that then I would agree with the above statement.
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yes i tried both sticks i stick at a time in both slots and my laptop boots up fine with just one in.
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if you tried each stick in just the one slot then its ur dimm thats screwed up and wont see past 1.5 gig some laptops are like even though it says you can have 2 gig
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im assuming there is no way to fix it?
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If it is the dimm slot then no there is no way to fix it that I know of.
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ok thanks i guess im just gonna have to settle for 1.5 gigs of ram for now until i can get a new laptop
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