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By connectknee ·
I'm trying to upgrade a Gateway 2000 4DX-33V with 32mb of memory. I cannot seem to get BIOS to detect it. I have upgraded the BIOS. The OS is Win 95. Any suggestions?

Thank You,

Paul

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by PaulP In reply to Memory upgrade

Memory SIMMs in this type of system must be installed in matched pairs (bank). That is to say you can not install just one SIMM into an open socket.
The system board probably has 4 banks for memory labeled 0 through 3. One pair for each bank.
If I recall correctly, the banks must be populated starting with bank zero.

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by opatzg In reply to Memory upgrade

paul pretty much nailed it, besides paired memory did you leave your old memory in? They may not be compatible with each other. Also, are you sure your motherboard supports 32 meg cards?
Suggestion #1, try new memory alone. Then if that still doesn't work, check out the specs on the motherboard at motherboards.org or some other site, download the motherboard identification software and get the exact name for your board and check out its' specs for memory.
Good Luck!

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by connectknee In reply to Memory upgrade

I Put two 16mb memory sticks into banks 0, 1 and still the BIOS only recognizes 8mb.

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by TheChas In reply to Memory upgrade

It looks like your PC requires special memory.

When I looked up memory options at www.crucial.com, this is the message I received:

"No modules are currently available for the system you selected. Your system may require proprietary or non-standard parts."

I also checked with Kingston and PNY. Neither listed your model.

You need to check with Gateway for the EXACT specifications of RAM used by your system.

If you go to this page at Gateway's site:

http://support.gateway.com/support/supinfo/index.asp
(remove the space between the a and the sp from the pasted link)

and enter your serial number, they can give you the system configuration.
This should help you decide what memory you need.

Chas

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