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Windows 7: Unusable RAM

18 Feb 2015   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm this is a curly one mate the Google on that inf comes up with what you say the GB is and it isn't that expensive for example Kingston KVR667D2N5K2 4G DDR2 667 4GB Memory Kit 163120294107 | eBay

Now if the stick labels have not been tampered with then the machine is not seeing the amount of RAM they contain. Will have to do some more searching. Very strange.


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18 Feb 2015   #12
Porthos

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

4gig kit not 2 4 gig sticks.

Specifications
  • Mfr Part Number: KVR667D2N5K2/4G
  • Type: DDR2
  • Capacity: 4 GB (2x 2GB)
  • Speed: PC5400 667MHz
  • Size & Bit: 256M x 64
  • Pins: 240pin
  • ECC: No
  • Registered: No
  • CL5
  • Lifetime Warranty
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18 Feb 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good find Porthos. That is the misunderstanding that is causing the confusion.
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18 Feb 2015   #14
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

2 x 4gb of DDR2 is not cheap 8gb of ddr2 is at least $150 which is why no one buys it. You can get a new motherboard that supports DDR3 with 8gb ram for less.......
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18 Feb 2015   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I agree with Indianatone but it still remains why the OP has labels showing 4GB RAM per each of those sticks and yet in reality there is only 4GB showing up in the machine?? It smells of rats and I think he has been had. There are plenty of DDR2 8GB sticks on EBay but of course you do run the risk of getting dodgy gear.

Again I think Indianatone has the right idea it may cost a bit more than just the motherboard but at least the machine will be "up to date" with some reasonably current specs.
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19 Feb 2015   #16
Porthos

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by successgold View Post
Here's what it says of the labels:

Kingston KVR KVR667D2N5K2/4G
99U5316-03.A00LF K1T OF 2 3563922-8416920
1.8V ASSY IN CHINA

Kingston KVR KVR667D2N5K2/4G
99U5316-03.A00LF K1T OF 2 3563922-8417004
1.8V ASSY IN CHINA
The 4G in the KVR667D2N5K2/4G coincides to a 4 gig kit. Capacity: 4 GB (2x 2GB) The OP just misread the listing.

And yes 2x4 gigs is pricey

Amazon.com: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) CL5 Unbuffered UDIMM 240-Pin Desktop Memory CT2KIT51264AA667: Electronics
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19 Feb 2015   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm thinking some thing like this was bought.

Kingston KVR667D2N5K2 4G DDR2 667 4GB Memory Kit 163120294107 | eBay
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19 Feb 2015   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I know the OP bought what he thought was 4GB sticks but it still does not explain the discrepancy in what was posted in post #8 and then in post #10.

I know the RAM can be got but what the OP has is clearly labelled incorrectly either by a fault in it's manufacture or by illegal tampering. Or have I got something terribly wrong??
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19 Feb 2015   #19
Porthos

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote:
Or have I got something terribly wrong??
The sticks are labeled correctly. The were bought as a KIT. A 4 gig kit in which the package contains a matching PAIR of 2 gig sticks.
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19 Feb 2015   #20
successgold

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

These are actually 2GB RAM sticks. Here are the specifications: http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KVR667D2N5K2_4G.pdf

I'm returning them for a refund.
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