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adgo82

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I have a Sony PCG-K33. According to all the paperwork it uses PC2100 DDR 266, but it came with PC2700 DDR 333 straigt out of the factory.

Out of the box RAM configuration 2*256MB PC2700 DDR333.
Current RAM configuration 1*512MB PC2100 DDR266 + 1*256MB PC2700 DDR333

I am trying to upgrade to 1GB RAM. I bought a 512MB PC2100 RAM. I took the old 256MB PC2700 and replaced it with the new 512MB PC2100. When I turned the Laptop on it took longer then usual, then when windows started i checked the amount of ram under MY COMPUTER>Properties and it said 192MB. I also checked with Burn It, and it was the same result 192 MB of RAM.

After that I tried the old 256MB PC2700 with the new 512MB PC2100 and started the computer one more time. Now It reads 224 MB.

If i go back to old 512MB PC2100 and 256MB PC2700 I get 768MB.

Any idea what can be causing this?
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I have worked on a situation similar to this. You will find the answer in the BIOS and it can give you the right information in Windows and speed up your computer. I am not sure of the exact setting at it varies by BIOS, but you will need to look around and don't be afraid to try some settings out.

Edited by paulcomputerman, 07 August 2005 - 10:43 PM.

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Thanks, I looked in the BIOS but I have no clue to change settings for RAM, or for speeds of any sort. Further guidence would be appreciated.
Ohh and by the way i just tried to put the 2*512 MB and now it says 709 insted 119, very wierd, that was even before i tried to mess with the BIOS.
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I found the problem. Something I should have checked earlier. The RAM Chip of 512MB PC2100 DDR266 was bad. My system was only reading 256. I went to the store exchanged it and BAM now im running with 1GB RAM.

WOOHOO!
Thanks for your help.
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