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Old 08-10-2008, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Memory ques.'s and what not

Hey whats going on everyone? Well I recently got a dell xps m140 for free. I swore when i first checked the specs on this laptop, it said 1024mb (1Gb). Later that day i opened up the memory access spot, because i was told to try to reseat the ram, to maybe fix the battery problem i have. Then after that i checked again out of curiosity. its now reading 512mb. So im thinking that the top stick of memory that i removed either didn't get seated properly or im going crazy. My question is, where is the second memory slot, is it underneath it. Anyone with insight on dells. The reason i asked is because tomorrow i think im going to pick up a either another gig or 2. I could use more, it always helps. So can anyone shed some light nad also suggest what else i could buy or do.Also how to do memory.

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Open it up, take out the memory, and reseat it. Then see if it recognizes the RAM.
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You'll have to remove the keyboard to get to the other memory slot.

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It's recommended that both sticks are the same size and have the same ratings for best performance.
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thanks a million for that guide, i had no idea how to locate the primary ram slot.

Well before i saw your reply,i removed the the secondary ram stick (dimm b), to see what stick isnt being found. it has to be the dimm b slot stick because the laptop booted fine and it didnt change in bios that theres any more ram. So i came to the idea that its the its the 512mb stick that after i removed it, im not sure if i am not reinstalling right or what. lol Isn't there a program to check ram? memtest or something? The reason i want to diagnose the mem, is because im going to best buy to maybe (2) 1 gig sticks so

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