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All my possessions for 2Gb of RAM

Help!

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered 2Gb of RAM for Hirilonde (my Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook computer) in 1Gb DIMMs from Kahlon.com. They finally arrived this past week; I installed them and booted my system. My BIOS detects them. It sees that they are 533MHz. Each of them works individually in either DIMM slot. Once it actually boots, however, the system slows to a crawl and finally just freezes.

I've called Kahlon.com and they don't seem to know what to do about it.

Here's what I see in MSCONFIG:





Given that Microsoft recommends 2Gb of RAM for running Windows Vista comfortably, I consider the above adding insult to injury. It's like having an "Uncripple My System" check box.

When I increase the limit over 1024Mb, it keeps reverting to 1024Mb as soon as I click "OK".

Any idea how I can turn the above thrice-bedeviled RAM limit off?

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Banazir

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twinofhugin
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
this is VISTA so I have no idea having never worked with it before, but on NT5.1 and 5.2 msconfig was a gui frontend that edited boot.ini.

tried looking at the boot.ini file yourself and manually editing it? also tried searching through the registry for the 'MAXMEM' string?
zaimoni
Mar. 18th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
What does it look like in CMOS Setup?

Also: do you have the motherboard manual for that system? [Namely: how many memory banks can the motherboard handle? It isn't necessarily 2x the slot count.]


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