and what did Crucial say because according to Gateway it can take 8Gb.http://support.gatew...008696sp3.shtml
and sometimes SIW does not always report correctly, excellent as the program is.
However sometimes the BIOS reports incorrect values not the quantity of ram per se ie: 2Gb but the aspects of the ram.
In otherwords you can have installed - just as an example DDR2
Integral 512MB DDR2-667 DIMM
Type DRAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Data Integrity Check Non-ECC
Supply Voltage 1.8 V
Module Configuration 64 x 64
RAM Features Unbuffered
Memory Speed 667 MHz ( PC2-5300 )
Chips Organization 64 x 8
Module Height (inch) 1.18
Latency Timings CL5
But the Bios may not report it as that configuration, although it will report it as the 512MbHowever as I said and indeed as my colleague rshaffer61 has said
, if all is working well it is nothing AT THIS STAGE to concern yourself with and indeed maybe NOT the BIOS reporting incorrectly but SIWHere is why
Utilities, that analyse your computer get much of their information from the system BIOS, which keeps tables specifying the processor type and memory configuration. In some cases, this information is not recorded correctly by the BIOS and the analytical utility cannot determine that the BIOS information is incorrect. Common data problems include:
- System brand or model is incorrect (e.g., "System Manufacturer")
- System type shown as desktop when it's a notebook
- Incorrect number of free or filled memory slots
- Incorrect memory type or maximum module size
- The System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Specification provides a way for utilities to get information about the PC. Older PCs built before about 1998 usually do not implement SMBIOS at all; PCs built before 2000 often have serious inaccuracies in their data.
- Even newer systems can have incorrect SMBIOS data.
As I know from the previous topics I have helped you on, YOU like to learn and know more about it.
That Gateway uses for example, three different types of RAM - makes capacity etc when it was manufactured
as per HEREhttp://support.gatew...008696cl2.shtml
Here is just one of them
Manufacturer Part No.WMEHYS64T64000HU3SB
Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Data Transfer Rate667Mhz
Now you will notice that this is NON ECC - that means No error correcting
Here is all the information you could ever want.http://en.wikipedia....wiki/ECC_memory
as basically all you need to know, or indeed 99% of users is - is the ram I need ECC or NON ECC, aside of course from the important details of type, speed voltage configuration etc.NOW LOOKING at the report in the image it is -single bit ECC
Could well be SIW as I said.