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RAM limitations, netbook, WIN 7 starter

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a b $ Windows 7
September 27, 2010 11:22:42 PM


I installed a 2gb PC3-8500 DDR3 204 pin stick in my HP Mini 210-1170, and the result was a black screen, though it seemed the computer was running.

I noticed the prior stick was PC3-10600.

The product specs state a 1gb RAM limit, but WIN 7 homesite clearly states 2 GB max.

Can anyone tell me why? Do I need the 10600, or is there some sort of "governor" set by HP?
a c 370 $ Windows 7
September 28, 2010 4:20:35 PM

I don't know what's your exact model of the 1170 is, there are a few variations, but according to HP they support 1 gig MAX.

Windows 7 does not control how the hardware works. If your hardware is limited to 1 gig, Windows can't change that.

If you can, return the RAM.