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Memory upgrade & monitor probs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thechihuahua, Jan 28, 2002.

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  1. thechihuahua

    thechihuahua Thread Starter

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    I have 2 separate problems:

    I upgraded the memory in my laptop (ENPOWER 800 series) from 64 mb (2-32mb SDRAM) to 128 mb (1-64mb SDRAM & 2-32mb), but it seems to be running slower than before. I've got windows (98 SE) managing my memory, that's about all I know as far as the memory config.

    The other prob is I just got a desktop monitor given to me, but the green is burned out (I guess), the screen has a purplish hue to it & the red & blues are very neon. Can it be fixed or shall I trash it?
     
  2. n2gun

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    When you put the new memory in, did you put the 64 in the first slot? If not try that. Also does it recognize it on bootup, when it counts memory on first screen??

    Personally I think the monitor may not be worth messing with. There not very much inside you could do anything with. One thing you may try first though is to open it and very carefully pull the connector off the end of the picture tube, then slide it off and on a few times. May just be a little corrosion on contacts. Be careful as there is 20,000 volts inside a monitor even when turned off. the (usually red) wire that plugs into the side of the tube charges the tube to around that voltage and the tube will hold that charge unless you know how to discharge it.
     
  3. $teve

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    n2 is right about the ram......also check your system information to see if its recognized,you would be better with 2x64meg sticks or 1x128.
    and the monitor is only good for keeping goldfish in im afraid.
     
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