ram isnt regestering as it is suppose to

July 24, 2009 at 16:42:28
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Sony Viao
It has 2 ram chips in my computer originally it had 756 ram and it was all registering.
After I let it sit it wont register anymore than 256 ram even in the bios. I have even tried putting a 96mb in and it still regesters as 256 . I have looked all over the web but all of the things i come back too make no sence concidering it is not the ram sticks at all
the answer im concluding though is the ram sticks are bad but all of my ram sticks are good concidering the bios wont boot if ram is misisng and or bad. please any help for me

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July 24, 2009 at 18:31:49
You haven't provided enough info. How about the exact model of your Sony? And the type of RAM you have...PC133, DDR266, DDR333, DDR2-533, DDR2-667, etc. And what size sticks do you have...128MB, 256MB, 512MB, etc & in what combination are they installed

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July 25, 2009 at 03:00:49
right now im not at home so i cant tell you the model number til later but i have a 512 which is sitting in bank 0 and another 256 in bank 1 they are both double slot they are PC133 ram
which im pretty sure it dont matter what kind of ram i have since it is something messed up in the bios and or registry
when i get a chance i will update wth model number

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July 25, 2009 at 03:26:30

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July 25, 2009 at 08:05:50
"im pretty sure it dont matter what kind of ram"

Actually, it does matter. Density issues are more prevalent in older systems running SDR-SDRAM, especially PC133. However, your system uses DDR-SDRAM...DDR333 aka PC2700.


Clean the contact edge of your RAM sticks, then pop them in & out of the RAM slots to break up any minor corrosion there may be on the slot contacts.

The registry has nothing to do with how much RAM is detected, but if you're using onboard video, the shared RAM setting will have an effect.

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July 25, 2009 at 12:28:01
i know that but i have different ram then when i found the system i had to put in all newparts so the ram is PC133 and its nothing with the r\m but i will check for any corrosion in the ram banks

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