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Memory upgrade problem Gateway NV55S20u

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by signtech, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. signtech

    signtech Thread Starter

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    I’m trying to upgrade the ram memory from 4GB to 8GB, the memory I purchased has the same specs (DDR3 1333 Hynix 4 GB DDR3 RAM PC3-10600 204-Pin Laptop SODIMM) 2X4GB as the Kinston ACR256X64D3S13C9G installed from the factory. For some reason the laptop will not show any display, I tried one slot at a time and no display. With the old memory (2GB) powers up just fine, is there a certain procedure to follow for the laptop to read correctly the larger memory with this laptop?
    I tried one of the Hynix and one of the Kingston and it did power up, in the BIOS it reads 6GB installed, but in the OS (Windows 7 64-bit) it only shows the 2GB not the 6GB installed.
     
  2. pip22

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    Provided you install the correct type of RAM there is no special procedure required - your system & Windows should automatically detect it. Your laptop may not like the timings of the new RAM beyond 2GB.
     
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    Thank you for the response pip22, as there anything that I can do to correct this problem?
     
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