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Old 04-17-2005, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Increased Ram - Boot Fails

Newbie Question - HELP

I have an old (2001) Fujitsu-Siemens E-Series 6560 Lifebook (Specs Below)

It had a standard 128 Ram running at 100MHz, with a spare slot.

I'm giving the laptop to a relative and noticed just how slow it is compaed with modern pcs.

I purchased a SDRAM 133MHz SODIMM 144 Pin 256MB Ram.

I was told the 133MHz Ram will slow down to match the existing 100MHz.

I put the 256 Ram into slot 1 and moved the 128 Ram into slot 2.

The BIOS shows the total RAM in each slot.

Since adding it, the Laptop will only boot to the Windows screen (allowing access to BIOS) but no further.

Ive tried switching the slots, without any success.

Ive tried the 256 on its own, and no luck. **I tried the 256 on its own and it didnt even get as far as the BIOS access**

The 128 will still work on its own in slot 1.

I do know that the Laptop will handle 512MB of Ram.


Laptop Specs :-

Processor Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
Data Bus Speed 100 MHz
Chipset Type Intel 440ZX
Cache Memory Type L2 Cache - Advanced Transfer Cache
Installed Size 256 KB

Installed Size 128 MB / 512 MB (max)
Technology SDRAM - 100 MHz
Form Factor SO DIMM 144-PIN

Storage Controller IDE
Floppy Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - external
Hard Drive 10 GB
Optical Storage
Type 1 x CD-ROM - plug-in module
Read Speed 24x
Compliant Standards Kodak PhotoCD, CD-DA, CD-XA, CDi, Video CD

Display Type 14.1" TFT active matrix integrated
Max Resolution 1024 x 768 / 16-bit (64k colours)

Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI RAGE MOBILITY P - AGP 2x
Video Memory SDRAM - 8 MB
Max Resolution (external) 1600 x 1200 / 32-bit colour
Supported Display Graphics VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA (1280x1024)

Audio Output Sound card
Signal Processor ESS Maestro-2E
Compliant Standards Sound Blaster 16/Pro
Audio Input Microphone - integrated

Input Device(s)
Type Keyboard, touchpad
Modem Fax / modem - mini PCI
Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.90 , Hayes AT command set

Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays 1 x front accessible
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2 ( 1 ) x memory - SO DIMM 144-PIN 1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - type III (2 x type I / II)
Interfaces 1 x infrared - IrDA 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 1 x docking / port replicator 1 x mouse - infrared 1 x storage - floppy interface 1 x keyboard / mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)

Features Kensington MicroSaver security system, PC Card security, system password, hard drive password

Power Device External
Voltage Required AC 100/220 V ± 10% ( 50/60 Hz )
Compliant Standards EPA Energy Star

Technology Lithium Ion
Installed Qty 1 / 2 (max)
Capacity 3600 mAh
Average Run Time 3 hour(s)
Recharge Time 4.5 hour(s)

Operating System / Software
OS Provided Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT 4.0
Software Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word 2000, WinDVD, Microsoft Works 2000

Thank You In Advance !!


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Old 04-17-2005, 04:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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in some cases PC133 will not work in a system especially designed to work with PC100, laptops are the more likely, so either that has occured, or you got a stick of bad memory
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