I just installed some memory in a friend's laptop but Windows XP doesn't seem to be picking up on the new amount.
Funny thing is, this problem was there before -- I'll explain.
He has a compaq laptop with a celeron processor (not sure of the speed, but I can find out). He purchased it about 3 months ago and it included 256 MB Ram, but Windows only detected 196 under its "properties" listing.
I added a stick of 512 last week and now Windows says its running on 444 MB of Ram.
So, what gives? I tried running an Everest diagnostics program and it also showed 444, but listed each separate stick as 256 and 512 respectively.
Any answers to this mystery/quandry would be most appreciated!