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Adding RAM, but Windows not loading.

by lthkeeper / February 16, 2004 4:21 AM PST

I'm trying to upgrade the RAM with a 512 MB DDR DIMM (PC 2700 at 333MHz), which is the same as the first DIMM (PC 2700). The BIOS recognizes the new extended memory, but when I add the second, newer, module, it prevents WinMe from starting. Both modules work alone, but not in a pair.

What is the cause of this and how can it be fixed?

Thank you for the input.

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Re:Adding RAM, but Windows not loading. (with more than 512MB) Here's your article.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 4:27 AM PST
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Re:Adding RAM, but Windows not loading.
by wawadave / February 16, 2004 1:30 PM PST

Name: WhitPhil
Date: October 28, 2002 at 09:56:17 Pacific
Subject: Insufficient memoery to run DOS pro

It is a file cache issue when you get above 512.
Do Start > Run > System.ini
Scroll to the [vcache] section and add the line

Save, exit and reboot

shows vchache size and physical memory size


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Re:Re:Adding RAM, but Windows not loading.
by Josh K / February 16, 2004 10:21 PM PST

Basically that tells Windows not to use anything above the 512 MB. You might as well just remove the RAM stick.

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Re:Re:Re:Adding RAM, but Windows not loading.
by angel00 / April 6, 2004 6:27 AM PDT

Update to windows XP,its only a problem with ME which can't work with more than 512 RAM

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