Why can't my computer recognize my RAM chip?

Question

I bought a new RAM chip and the computer won't recognize it correctly. It is 1mg and the computer is saying it's 512mb. I am positive that it's installed correctly.

Answer

This question was answered on October 11, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem may lay in your BIOS settings To access BIOS you need to hit the F12 key when your computer first starts up (You should see the computer manufacture logo) From there access your system settings or memory settings and check that your BIOS has the correct RAM settings.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on October 11, 2005