on-board memory! professional help needed!
Hey, I had some questions..Please help!
I have two memory slots in my motherboard.
I have a 512 MB RAM ( which is video shared) and hence 64 MB is taken by the VRAM( for graphic utility) ATI Radeon XPress Series 200 installed.
Other memory slot has 1 GB RAM.
Now i want to upgrade my 512 MB RAM to 1 GB RAM. But if i change the 512 MB RAM with 1 GB ram, monitor display is off (as 64 MB graphics is not getting loaded.)
How to remove that 64 MB graphics?
Please answer this:
1)if i uninstall the chipset software(i think it holds the 64 MB ) will it affect by booting? how do i do this?
Please help i dont want the 1 GB RAM to go waste
1. Swap your OLD RAM spaces - 1 GB to 512 slot, and vice versa. If that powers on OK, then the RAM chips are compatible with both RAM slots. If it doesn't, then it looks like you need to keep the 512 in there.
2. Keep the 512 stick in old slot, and replace the 1 GB OLD with NEW. If it powers up OK, then your NEW RAM is OK too.
If both 1 and 2 work, then you shouldn't have a problem. If not, pull out the 512 stick, and put the OLD 1 GB in its spot just by itself. If that doesn't work, then it looks like you need to keep the 512 in the old slot after all.