Solved Acer 1315LC ram problems

October 7, 2012 at 09:15:24
Specs: Windows XP, RAM
The Aspire 1315 is designed for a maximum of 2gb of ram, but with 2 Gb (2x1gb modules) installed the laptop only recognises one of them. Both modules do work if used on their own in either slot but not together. Had a look in the 'Advanced Option' of Boot.INI of msconfig and notice the MAXMEM option will not increase from the setting of 992 if I check that option, though it can be decreased. Anyone any clues on this one?

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October 7, 2012 at 14:24:44
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MAXMEM defaults to the maximum amount of installed RAM that Windows has detected and is intended only as a way of decreasing the amount of RAM that Windows uses (eg for test purposes).

If the MAXMEM value is less than what it should be there's no point trying to increase the value beyond what Windows has detected.. The problem is with your hardware not Windows.

Maybe the two RAM modules just aren't compatible with each other, That's certainly happened to me in the past. I had to get two exact matching modules, same brand, same everything

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