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Old August 18th 07, 03:33 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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I am trying to upgrade a HP pavillion a400y. Spec says it can take
PC2700 up to 2GB with max of 1GB per slot. Right now i have 256MB
installed PC2700 DDR. When i look in the bios it says

installed memory 256MB/PC2100,
mem bank 1 n/a
mem bank 2 250MB/DDR

When i add the 1GB DDR PC2700 the memory actually goes down.

installed memory 32MB/PC2100
mem bank 1 N/A
mem bank 2 32MB/ddr.

The computer must see something, but it not recognizing it right. I
upgraded the bios to the latest on the HP site.

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Old August 18th 07, 12:43 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Might be bad RAM. i always recommend Crucial memory for Compaqs and HPs. Try
he

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...vilion%20a400y

You also might try reseating the RAM you have. Did you try with just the 1GB
DIMM in Slot 1?

HH


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I am trying to upgrade a HP pavillion a400y. Spec says it can take
PC2700 up to 2GB with max of 1GB per slot. Right now i have 256MB
installed PC2700 DDR. When i look in the bios it says

installed memory 256MB/PC2100,
mem bank 1 n/a
mem bank 2 250MB/DDR

When i add the 1GB DDR PC2700 the memory actually goes down.

installed memory 32MB/PC2100
mem bank 1 N/A
mem bank 2 32MB/ddr.

The computer must see something, but it not recognizing it right. I
upgraded the bios to the latest on the HP site.



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Old August 18th 07, 06:29 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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ups.com...
I am trying to upgrade a HP pavillion a400y. Spec says it can take
PC2700 up to 2GB with max of 1GB per slot. Right now i have 256MB
installed PC2700 DDR. When i look in the bios it says

installed memory 256MB/PC2100,
mem bank 1 n/a
mem bank 2 250MB/DDR

When i add the 1GB DDR PC2700 the memory actually goes down.

installed memory 32MB/PC2100
mem bank 1 N/A
mem bank 2 32MB/ddr.

The computer must see something, but it not recognizing it right. I
upgraded the bios to the latest on the HP site.


"HH" wrote in message
news:[email protected] levision.com...
Might be bad RAM. i always recommend Crucial memory for Compaqs and HPs.
Try he

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...vilion%20a400y

You also might try reseating the RAM you have. Did you try with just the
1GB DIMM in Slot 1?

HH


If that works - check the manual online - you MAY need to use same size
mem stick in each slot. ( In which case REMOVE the original and leave the
1gb for now.)

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Old August 21st 07, 11:08 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
William R. Walsh
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Default Ram Upgrade

Hi!

When i add the 1GB DDR PC2700 the memory actually goes down.

installed memory 32MB/PC2100
mem bank 1 N/A
mem bank 2 32MB/ddr.


Why are you putting the memory in bank 2? Is bank 1 broken/unusable?

It's a long shot, but some systems are picky about the order in which memory
is inserted and will behave strangely or not work at all if you don't have
it right.

William


 




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