Why does my Laptop keep reDETECTING my RAM?

February 11, 2011 at 22:35:13
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel core2 Duo/2.50Gb RAM
I have an HP Compaq 6510b notebook.

It has: Intel Core2 duo T7250 processor runnnig at 2.00 Ghz.
2.50 GB DDR2 800mhz RAM (1 x 512MB and 1 x 2GB)
Vista Home premium as it's OS

It use to have only built-in 512mb RAM, but I recently added 2GB DDR2 RAM. Ever since the upgrade, every time I turn on the computer, at 1st the power button just lights up and nothing happens. Then I have to remove the battery and put it back again for it to start. And after the splash screen as selection pops up and it says something like this:

"The system has detected memory changes:
F1 = save changes, F2 = Ignore changes, F10 = enter setup"
then it will start vista.

Now I have saved the changes, and sometimes this message still pops-up. Other than that, once it gets in to Vista everything works fine. What should I do to start up with out any of these interruptions? so I won't have to keep removing the battery and saving changes


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#1
February 12, 2011 at 07:44:11
Next time you finally get into Vista check how much total memory you have. If it is not 2.5GB then the added RAM is probably not compatible.

Even if your laptop specs indicate you can use a 2GB module (did you check), the module still may not be compatible.


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#2
February 12, 2011 at 17:18:01
I checked from the 1st time I upgraded. It says on the system properties: 2.50 GB.
The laptop is working fine now. It turns on and starts up normally. But I stopped using Game booster 1. because I think it may be the one restarting the BIOS with the RAM (could that be possible?). I also didn't use IObit's Disk Cleaner and Registry Defrag yesterday. Didn't run auslogics disk defrag yesterday.

What I just did was Advanced system care pro's maintenance and CCleaner before shutting down.

Can any of these softwares and processes be the reason why I experienced some problems in boot-up?
by the way, thanks man. peace.


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#3
February 12, 2011 at 19:34:02
I don't know what Game booster is or Advanced system card pro's maintenance. Ccleaner shouldn't cause any problems.

"I also didn't use IObit's Disk Cleaner and Registry Defrag yesterday. Didn't run auslogics disk defrag yesterday".

I don't know of those either but it would appear they may be the cause.


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