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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 22655 4-Jun-2008 11:31
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Hi

I have an "i-Buddle" (Excel model 532 is all the sticker says on the back).

Specs:  1ghz cup, 256RAM, 40gb HDD

I have a 512 RAM chip from another laptop.  When I plug this RAM in, the screen just stays blank, and doesnt boot up the computer.  I have taken the chip back out, checked the bios but have seen nothing to suggest this wont work.

Is it just a case of not having the same size RAM and therefore getting some sort of conflict?

Part two:  Can I upgrade the existing RAM to 512 and add this new ram to give me 1GB.  User manual says that the computer is upgradeable to 2GB.  If I can, any idea where the existing 256 is and is it just a case of taking it out and putting in the new chip?

Cheers


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  Reply # 135424 4-Jun-2008 12:06
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Is this the same model as your notebook?  If so, then it clearly states it supports 2x200pin 2.5V DDR 266/333 SDRAM modules.  Make sure the RAM you are trying to put in it has those specifications.  The same information can be found on the ECS website.



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Reply # 137761 13-Jun-2008 09:33
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Hi

That is definately my computer.  The RAM chip I have is a 512mb DDR 333 CL2.5 from an HP lappy that my mate got annoyed with and threw on the ground!!! -  so specs seem to match up.

Do you think it may be that I'm putting a 512 with a 256 (standard)?  I know back in the old days you had to have ram upgraded in pairs, so maybe this is the problem?

Any idea where the original 256 RAM is, and can I just take that out and put the new chip in to at least give me 512mb RAM?

Cheers for the reply.


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