I have a bit of a laptop ram problem. Tags: Laptops RAM Computer Last response: February 18, 2010 2:18 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share David2010 February 17, 2010 10:31:11 PM Ok I got a laptop from my grandmother that is an old Nobilis laptop that had one PC2100 128MB of ram stick in it. I had two PC2-5300S 512MB ram sticks that I wanted to place in this laptop. I had to carefully disassemble the laptop because they put the ram in the worst possible location on a laptop. Anyways the ram fits PERFECTLY and I mean slot per slot perfectly but the computer wont boot up using this ram. Is there a way to get this ram to work because this computer would be a LOT faster with a Gig of ram in it vs a sad 128MB of ram. I know you may be thinking, "Well why not just BUY a PC2100 ram stick!?!" and the sad answer to that is I don't have a job and I don't have the spare money to buy the ram stick. Can you Help Me? I was going to use this computer as a simple gaming computer as the specs are. 32MB Video. Hopefully 1 GB Ram. 1.6 GHZ CPU Single Core. 20 GB Hard drive. Ext.... More about : bit laptop ram problem buwish a b D Laptop February 18, 2010 1:58:05 AM It sounds like the motherboard in it is not compatible with PC2-5300 RAM. Most laptops can only go so far in the type of ram they use, especially the older ones. For the time being you are probably stuck with the RAM that came with it. 505090 February 18, 2010 2:18:22 AM I've never had a problem with the speeds personally the board has always underclocked them, but have often had issues with the total and per slot max capacities on older MB's Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum32- bit or 64- bit w/ 4GB of RAM laptop .? ForumWin 7 64 bit doesnt read 4 gig ram ForumWindows 32 bit , 4 ram and vid editing ForumIs it safe to disable paging file with 4GB RAM in XP 32 Bit ForumWindows xp 32- bit 4GB activate all ram memory Forum4gb RAM installed but only 2.75gb usable with a 64 bit Win7 ForumUpgrading to Windows 8 made my Laptop 32- Bit . Forum4GB or 6GB ram for Windows 7 32 bit Forum64 bit OS, Will my laptop support 8gb of ram ? ForumLaptop refuses to boot after RAM upgrade ForumHelp me find a ram for a toshiba laptop ! Forum64 bit OS, AM3 MB, Will not post with 4+gb of ram . ForumRunning 6Gb of RAM in my Asus G1S with Windows 7 bit ForumHow to load a 32 bit win7 on a 64 bit laptop ForumWindows 7 64 bit Dell laptop intermittently "locking up" after adding memory ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumI want a laptop of my specifications Forum19V laptop on 20V ac adapter? ForumTouchscreens: fad or must have/rly want? ForumShopping for a new Laptop - Advice requested More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !