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October 12, 2004 11:29:27 AM

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Presario 7360:
Just bought two 128MB PC100 DIMMS from Best Buy (cheapo kind) and got
the usual 164-Memory size error on bootup; however, it is only
recognizing 196MB of RAM... I thought the 7360 was upgradeable to
512MB but I could be wrong. Any thoughts on what might be wrong?
Possible bad stick?

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October 12, 2004 7:48:58 PM

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I'll bet that the Presario 7360 needs low-density DIMM memory.

Many of the computers which use PC100 or PC133 DIMMs require memory sticks with
low-density memory chips. If the memory from Best Buy has only four memory
chips on it, it is high density memory, most likely incompatible with your
system. There are also 8-chip and 16-chip 128MB DIMMs. For sure the 16-chip
ones are low-density. I'm not completely certain about the 8-chip ones.

.... Ben Myers

On 12 Oct 2004 07:29:27 -0700, mawoods75@netzero.net (Mark) wrote:

>Presario 7360:
>Just bought two 128MB PC100 DIMMS from Best Buy (cheapo kind) and got
>the usual 164-Memory size error on bootup; however, it is only
>recognizing 196MB of RAM... I thought the 7360 was upgradeable to
>512MB but I could be wrong. Any thoughts on what might be wrong?
>Possible bad stick?
October 12, 2004 7:48:59 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Most 8-chip 64/128MB DIMMs are low density. It's when you jump to 256MB
DIMMs that 16-chip DIMMs (8 on each side) indicate low density.
<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:416bfc48.13161248@news.charter.net...
> I'll bet that the Presario 7360 needs low-density DIMM memory.
>
> Many of the computers which use PC100 or PC133 DIMMs require memory sticks
> with
> low-density memory chips. If the memory from Best Buy has only four
> memory
> chips on it, it is high density memory, most likely incompatible with your
> system. There are also 8-chip and 16-chip 128MB DIMMs. For sure the
> 16-chip
> ones are low-density. I'm not completely certain about the 8-chip ones.
>
> ... Ben Myers
>
> On 12 Oct 2004 07:29:27 -0700, mawoods75@netzero.net (Mark) wrote:
>
>>Presario 7360:
>>Just bought two 128MB PC100 DIMMS from Best Buy (cheapo kind) and got
>>the usual 164-Memory size error on bootup; however, it is only
>>recognizing 196MB of RAM... I thought the 7360 was upgradeable to
>>512MB but I could be wrong. Any thoughts on what might be wrong?
>>Possible bad stick?
>
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