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computer ram problem

i have this old computer not to old but old compared to my new one i have a digital computer its running windows 98 se and i currently have a 8 gig hdd in it and have 96 mb of ram well when i downloade the bios agent it was saying the computer was capable of holding 196 mb of ram but when i put more ram in it does not recongnize it and still have only 96 mb ram it has a 233 mhz processor and dont say junk it cause i want to use it for paper work only any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you

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check in the BIOS and look if it has to have a setting changed for the OS to addres the extra RAM, something like OS/2
also good job on keeping something that old...I wish I could hold on to a computer for that long...

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Hi sound like it could be uncompatable ram I would venture a guess there is pc66 on board now.What are you putting in. Might try here for ram that shold work. http://www.crucial.com

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If you are only using it for word processing and that type of work then putting more memory in it is probably a waste of money.

YOU will run into the problem with low resources in WIN98 because it only supports 2 64K pools of Resources, no matter how much memory you have. No way to increase that by adding memory and that is the thing that causes the most problems with memory in Win98.

Most people with 64meg in Win98 don't benefit from adding more memory, you have 96meg, and that is really about all you can effectively use for paper work type applications.

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It would help if you respond with actual details, model, mtrbd., h/w, etc. with what you have. But, if you mean DEC=digital namebrand, these systems used ECC type memory. If you can still get the specs(HP support website) find it and check for the ram mapping. This will explain how memory can be installed or various mb sizes, etc. and arrangement. I think you're using non-ECC type ram or if you're unlucky it use a special slot for just one type and then the others can be different in size. Check that...

good luck -----Willy Happy

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well willy it is a 1985 computer with phonix technology it has no intergrated stuff the chip set is evn phonix does this help

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