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Integrated graphics

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Integrated graphics would be my first guess.

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Some Laptops...

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Do you have 2 Ram slots or 4..?

are they 2gb ram chips or 1gb...?

Some Laptops are limited on the Hardware side...although you put 4gb of ram..is it possible that your notebook only allows 2.5?

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Slots

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There is 2 slots with 2 GB each.

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Then I would check..

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what model # Notebook do you have?

What make is it?

I will look up the specs....

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Gateway MT6451 Specs

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It says in memory

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It say expandable to 2 gb of memory

Installed memory: 1024 MB (2

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Yes, I understand that

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Yet the bios (which I Updated) reports 4 GB, so why isn't the OS using more than 2.62?

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You are only strong as your weakest link...

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But I've Updated the Bios

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Crucial says...2 banks of 1

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Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.


I will look while you check your Main Bios settings on boot

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I am looking up your motherboard now

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I am looking up your motherboard now...standby okay?

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MB specs

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What does it say in..

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When you boot your computer and go directly in setup there (Bios) what does it say?

check that and let me know...I will standby

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It says 4 GB in Bios

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4096 in bios

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The Motherboard maximum is 2GB expandable

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Where did you buy the RAM?...Who made it?

It's not always dependent on the BIOS to determine how much RAM you can use...

If the Motherboard can only accept 2gb maximum you may very well be on the way to burning up your board by pushing it past the max....

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Scan your cpu here @ crucial and provide screen shot

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Bios 4GB, XP only 2.6GB?

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But read the part....

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Thats if your computer can expand to that if it's allowed in reference to the OS not what your motherboard can handle...

Have you read the 3rd question down in the same block?....

It ask....Q: How much memory can my computer handle?

It's answer is... A: 2048MB.

Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.


BTW...how are you loading your screen shots here?

I will send you what I am seeing on this...

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Screen Shot

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Sorry wrong shot

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So...

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Given the answers from Crucial, I can load Vista and see 4 GB. But if I load XP I would see about 3. And the reference to maximum being 2 GB isn't concurrent with the bios reporting 4 GB.. isn't it?

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Yes and No...

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Yes it's concurrent but IF the Motherboard is only built to expand to a maximum of 2gb Your system may show that you have more installed and consistant with what is Installed but only using what it's allowed.....


Don't get so focused on the Bios Update....My system montherboad will only hold 4GB and if I upgrade to 64 bit Vista and use a Bios Update that allows for more it will still only be at a maximum of 4 GB although it will show that more is installed...

XP is showing you that it view almost 3GB but you computer is going to use 2GB of the Total 4gb since your board is maxed @ 2GB no matter what BIOS Update you use Unless this supppose BIOS Update tweaks your mother model specifically and is designed to do so...

Where did you get the RAM chips and who told you to use the BIOS UPGRADE?...also

Where did you get the BIOS update from?

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To capture screen shot

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Simply hit "Prnt Scr" key, and paste in any graphics program like mspaint or paint shop pro. I crop out the area and save the image to a temp directory on my drive. Then I upload the image to http://tinypic.com

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Depends upon the chipset

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Vista?

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So your saying that if I resorted back to Vista, I still wouldn't have 4 GB available?

No wonder Vista kept crashing on this laptop. XP has been running great!

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VISTA.....Reply...NEW THREAD....

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Vista will run with 2GB just fine as long as you don't have all your applications in startup and open and close them when you use them...

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