Memory extension Packard Bell i go 6000

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I have an Packard Bell Laptop "i go 6000"
It was bought with 256 Mb = 1 x 256 Mb memory, but the system only reported
190 Mb.
Since then I have upgraded the memory to 1 Gb = 2 x 528 Mb. Now the system
reports 480 Mb of  memory.
I have downloaded the latest Bios from Packard Bell and flushed the Bios,
but thera no change, still 480 Mb reported from the system.

Anyone who knows something about this, or had similar problems?


Re: Memory extension Packard Bell i go 6000

I'd like to think that your reference to 190MB should have actually
said 192, that would be explained by the allocation of 64MB to a
shared-memory video card (ie.. 256 - 64 = 192).

Your present numbers lead one to think that one of your 528MB sticks is
not being recognized, and that your graphics now use 48MB (as opposed
to the previous 64 - this could often be configured in the BIOS), hence
528 - 48 = 480. You may want to try to swap memory sticks, or remove
and resit them, ensuring no pins are bent, etc, or try one at a time to
try to isolate a bad stick.

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