Memory upgrade

  micklemouse 12:30 06 Feb 05

Windows XP sp2
Packard Bell Imedia 4609
SDRAM PC133 168-Pin DIMM
Challenger motherboard supports up to 512MB memory.

I have upgraded in the past from 64MB x2 cards to 128MB x2 cards which I what I have now. I've tried installing a replacement 256MB in one slot, keeping a 128MB in the other. But my system is no faster and still reads a total RAM of 256MB. Why is this happening? Any ideas?

Regards Micklemouse

  pj123 12:46 06 Feb 05

Not had that problem myself, you could try switching the slots over. Or try the other 128mb stick with the 256mb. Alternatively, they may be incompatible with each other. The other way out is to get another 256mb and make it up to 512mb.

Sorry I can't do better than that.

  Fellsider 12:47 06 Feb 05

Incompatable memory probably

would suggest 2 x 256

  FelixTCat 12:47 06 Feb 05

It may need matched pairs of memory

  micklemouse 12:59 06 Feb 05

Well...I put the new memory in on its own i.e. one slot occupied with 256MB and it was as slow as Christmas. When I went to check the System it registered as only 128MB. I could try buying the same brand memory but how do people manage this on Ebay for heaven's sake?

  citadel 19:51 06 Feb 05

It does not matter about mixing brands

  Lettervanman 20:09 06 Feb 05

I agree with matched pairs.
If you bought from ebay,are you sure it is the correct memory?

  skell 20:16 06 Feb 05

It might be worth testing the RAM you can use click here
also try running click here
see what is reported about the ram and let us know the results.

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