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I have just installed windows 7 onto my laptop. I put 2 x new 1gb ddr2 modules into it. Only 1 gb is being reported by windows. Any one got any ideas? Should I try and flash the bios with new version?

I checked both the memory sticks 1 after another and they are both fine, brand new corsairs

The laptop is Amilo pro v2030

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And how much is reported during boot, before Windows starts? – ChrisA Oct 10 '10 at 21:35
    
just checked, during post screen it says 959M extended ram passed :s – brux Oct 10 '10 at 21:41
    
i just found a website that said the laptop supports 2gb max, what could be the problem? – brux Oct 10 '10 at 21:41
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Go into BIOS and see how much it reports (bet only 1G). If so, double-check your connection. If BIOS only see 1G, Windows is only going to see 1G.

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What did you do to check the sticks? If you've run a memory checker once with each stick in the machine, and they're both good - then I know of 3 possible problems:

  • Dead RAM slot on the motherboard
  • Incompatible sticks
  • Putting the sticks in the wrong slots (e.g. you may be putting them in 1 and 3, when the board wants them in 1 and 2)
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