Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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All my possessions for 2Gb of RAM


A couple of weeks ago, I ordered 2Gb of RAM for Hirilonde (my Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook computer) in 1Gb DIMMs from 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 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?

Tags: computer problems, computer questions, memory

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