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Gateway Motherboard

I have a Gateway M-6885u which had a DA0SA1MB6E0 Rev E motherboard which went bad. This motherboard had a maximum memory capacity of 4Gb.
I purchased a refurbished motherboard on Ebay, same model exactly. The new motherboard only has a memory capacity of 2Gb.
Could you explain why the difference, and is there any way to increase the capacity?

Thank you in advance for the assistance.

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Sounds defective.
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Gateway Motherboard

Thank you for your reply R. Proffitt. How would I find out what kind of sticks it would take? Kingston has exchanged the memory sticks several times.

Why would the same model motherboard have different memory capacity specs?

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Kingston and Crucial are my goto places.

This tells me the board has issues. Sorry but call it done at 2GB or get another board.

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Probably the one with 2 GB

was manufactured way before the 4gb one. I imagine the processor is part of the motherboard and non removable and do they have the same processors?

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same processors

The processor from the 4GB motherboard and the 2GB motherboards are the same. I removed it from the 4GB motherboard and installed it in the 2GB.

I will have to try and find a manufacturing date on the motherboards.

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Another area for inspection.

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