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Whats the problem?

by xsoljah23 / April 10, 2007 12:56 PM PDT

I have an older model Hp Pavillion XG833 that i've passed down to my nephew. It has been upgraded to XP and I have tried time and again to get it to accept (2) sticks of 256MB SDRAM however, it will only take a comdination maximum of 384 MB. The system specs. max is 512 MB. Can anyone instruct me as to how I can get the system to accept the maximum.

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Some of those...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2007 11:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Whats the problem?

Took special versions of the 256MB sticks. You usually won't find them in retail shops but order them from Crucial.com. I've written the technical reasons why a few dozen times so I'll not duplicate that anymore.

Bob

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by kdodd92 / May 9, 2007 12:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Whats the problem?

I have had to work with the same pc and had the same problem. Every board is different in accepting ram. If I were you get another stick adn swap it until it all registers as 512.

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Compability
by ilmhljf / June 27, 2007 12:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Whats the problem?

Make sure the two sticks of 256M is compatible.Is't the same type and model,and produced in the approximate time?

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Thanks
by xsoljah23 / June 27, 2007 2:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Compability

Thanks alot you guys. After purchasing,(and returning)a 128 MB memory stick from Circuit City, I switched all memory sticks around; some were compatible and others not. It looks as though you guys were right; I have to have (2) perfectly compatible RAM sticks to get the maximum 512 MB for the system.

Thanks Again

xsoljah23

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