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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mansha, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Mansha

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    I have a Acer Travelmate 2200 when I go into system info it says there is 384ram installed but it only has 256ddrram can anyone tell me why this is?:D
     
  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    there is a way to edit a file (think it may be the registry) to change what the system specs are when displayed in system info... has anyone been playing around with the laptop?
     
  3. hbroomhall

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    Er - how do you *know* it only has 256?

    Usualy these figures are the other way about because of shared video-RAM. :biggrin

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  4. Mansha

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    er' I installed it.
     
  5. Bluerinse
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    What does the BIOS screen say when it's booting up about the amount of RAM detected?
     
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  6. Theprof

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    yes bluerinse might be on to something, but can play a beneficial role in memory detection.
     
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  7. r.h.lee

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    Mansha,

    According to Acer's support webpage, there is no "Travelmate 2200." However, there is a "Travelmate 220." Is it possible that is your make and model?
     
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  8. hbroomhall

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    If you installed 256 then you have more than 256, as every laptop comes with some memory already installed!

    Edit: Looking up the Travelmate 220 I see that the supplied memory isn't on the motherboard, but in a slot. However, I see that the BIOS should show the amount of memory fitted.

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  9. Bluerinse
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    Really Harry, that's a new one on me. Can you elaborate or fire a linky please?
     
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  10. fortch

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    LOL... the first thing I thought was embedded memory, too. Must be us older guys :blink

    Actually, the site does list a 2200, but there's no relevant documents on this issue -- even the BIOS update doesn't relate. I'm more concerned why Mansha 'installed' it, since the model comes with 256. Likely a 128MB sodimm was 'installed', bringing the total to 384.

    I guess we'll only know when Mansha decides to provide more info -- but I ain't holding my breath on this one :rolleyes:
     
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  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    As fortch says - many laptops used to come with memory on the motherboard. The lack of a socket for it saves space. Mine certainly does.

    The memory sockets on such machines are *additional* to the base memory.

    But looking up the 220 model in this case shows that in this case all the memory is on a socket.

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  12. Bluerinse
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    Thanks mate, so these days it's not the case anymore or do some manufacturers still do this?
     
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  13. Mansha

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    I purchased the laptop off a friend,he sold it because it kept freezeing and switching off, so after I bought it a friend of mine recommended that the ram may be faulty so I changed it apart from this one issue everything else is working fine.
     
  14. Mansha

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    Thankyou for your input.:D

    Mansha Khadin
     
  15. Bluerinse
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    Mansha what operating system is on this laptop?
     
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  16. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I don't see a sufficient cross-section of laptops to be sure on this.

    :blink

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  17. Baba O'Riley

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    Wonders will never cease!:twisted:
     
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  18. Mansha

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    It has got windows xp home.
     
  19. Bluerinse
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    Ah, that's good. Some operating systems are unstable but XP is usually pretty solid.

    Is it still freezing and re-booting now you have changed the RAM?
     
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