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laptop memory issue

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Buzzons, 22 May 2007.

  1. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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    Laptop is a sony vaio PCG-315B,

    the documentation on their site says it supports upto 1024MB of ram, but..

    http://www.buzzons.co.uk/temp/laptop_memory.png

    would seem to think it can only support 512 (64 is going to the video memory)

    Memtest also only sees 512, as does linux (gentoo and ubuntu)

    CPUZ shows both DIMM slots occupied with 512MB dimms, and other laptops that I have tested the ram in show 1024MB.


    If i remove one of the sticks, it drops the memory to 256MB, which ever I remove.


    Any ideas?

    (running latest bios from their site too)
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Sounds like a sony support issue to be honest
     
  3. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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    they are being rubbish, hence asking here
     
  4. krimson

    krimson What's a Dremel?

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    bios update?

    mess around with the amount of memory the video card is using (usually in your bios, under integrated peripherals or similar)

    try memtest.
    and, im assuming that even though you tried removing each stick, have you tried each stick in both slots?
     
  5. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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    memtest actually only shows 512 total which is odd, but then again teh bios only shows 512 total too

    tried the dimms in other slots with no difference
     
  6. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss What's a Dremel?

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    lol sony support is some of the worst in the world. Don't buy a Vaio and then move countries, they don't support cross region without a lot of extra work by the user.

    My advice (other than buying something other than a vaio) is to flash the bios
     
  7. krimson

    krimson What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, i tried looking up PCG-315B, and i get like NO results worth anything (other than this thread haha)
     

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