Solo 5300 RAM problem

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#1

Check it out…i have an old school gateway solo 5300 laptop (make your comments now…proceed) with 1 gig PIII and 128MB of RAM (PC100, 100 MHz, CL2). I recently purchased two 256Mb SODIMMs to give it a boost. When receiving them I noticed they were CL3 vice CL2. In addition, my computer does not recognize them and will not boot with them installed. Even when I installed one of them along with the old 128mb cl2 stick, it will only recognize the 128mb ram. So, I ask anyone who know what I am tlaking about, is there anyway to get my old school solo to recognize these sticks and operate like it’s supposed to. ANy help will be appreciated. Thanks.


#2

Make sure you use pc 100 SDRAM - This is what gateway says:
Do not use PC133, if u do so, windows file protection errors will occur.
System memory
Memory type

Synchronous DRAM system memory

Memory expansion options

Two 144-pin industrial standard SO-DIMM sockets
Accepts 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256 MB SDRAM modules in any combination
Use only PC100 memory modules.

To determine your notebook’s memory:

In Windows XP, click Start, then select My Computer. Click View System Information. The amount of memory is listed.
-OR-

In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, click Start, then select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then System Information. The amount of memory is listed.