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- Repost - Gateway 450SX4 Memory Question
- Brian Dean
April 4, 2006, 3:08 am
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Gateway lists the factory specification on memory for their 450SX4 laptop as
a maximum RAM module size listed as 256 MB
(200 pin SODIMM; DDR PC2100;CL2.5; unbuffered; non-ecc; 2.5V)...
So the computer has two RAM slots X 256 MB /module = 512 MB total max RAM
I am wondering if anyone had any luck with larger RAM modules in the 450SX4
i.e., anyone tried a 512 MB module or 1GB module in one of the slots ?
Re: Repost - Gateway 450SX4 Memory Question
Both Gateway and Crucial state that the maximum ram module supported is
which given the two available slots puts the computer's maximum total ram at
I am not smart enough to understand why this is the limit per SODIMM...
maybe it is upper limit that the BIOS supports...etc...
I know that my desktop Dell listed the maximum ram as 3X128MB = 384 MB
total... when I installed 256MB chips in each of the
slots it recognized and utilized the full 768MB ... so go figure...
I would appreciate any education, comments, or explanations to help me
understand why the laptop would fail to recognize ram modules
larger than 256MB; 200 pin SODIMM; DDR PC2100; CL2.5; unbuffered; non-ecc;