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December 5, 2009 12:16:59 AM

Hi and thanks in advance for any help or advice!

I am trying to revive my old computer to use as a back-up since my laptop is on life support.

The short of it is that I bought two new 256mb sticks of low density/profile ram. However my computer only sees and utilizes 128mb of ram for each stick. Is there a way to fix this? Or is there a certain type of ram that is compatible with my computer?

Computer -
Sony Vaio pcv-rx260ds p3 800EB mhz
version 28554130

Motherboard -
Property Value
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model MEW
Version REV 1.06

North Bridge Intel i810E Revision A3
South Bridge Intel 82801AA (ICH) Revision A3

CPU Intel Pentium III EB
Cpu Socket Socket 370 FC-PGA

System Slots 4 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 512 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 512 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None

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December 5, 2009 12:20:56 AM

By the way here is the stats for the memory. The first memory module is the 128mb stick that originally came with the computer. The second module is the new 256mb stick. In case anyone needs a comparison of the ram.

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 512 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 512 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Memory Timings 2-2-2-5 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
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Device Locator Slot 1
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8LSDT1664AG-133B1
Serial Number 5305A8FB
Capacity 128 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM (PC133)
Speed 133 MHz
Supported Frequencies 100.0 MHz, 133.3 MHz
Memory Timings 2-2-2-5-0 at 100.0 MHz, at -1.0 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 3-3-3-6-0 at 133.3 MHz, at -1.0 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No
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Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8LSDT3264AY-13ED2
Serial Number D41725B4
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM (PC142)
Speed 142 MHz
Supported Frequencies 133.3 MHz, 142.9 MHz
Memory Timings 2-2-2-6-0 at 133.3 MHz, at -1.0 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 3-3-3-7-0 at 142.9 MHz, at -1.0 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
Manufacturing Date 2007, Week 9
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No
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December 5, 2009 1:32:40 AM

Hi:

After reviewing some previous answers, is it correct for me to assume that low density 256mb ram has 8 chips on on both sides of the ram? If it only has 8 chips on one side then that means it is high density?

If that is the case then I think I just received high density.
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