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oreno
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edge 11 memory upgrade under xp problem

Hi,

i have edge 11 i3-380UM with 2GB PC3-10600 DDR3 memory, and XP SP 2 as the OS.

After i installed new RAM which has the same spec on the empty slot, windows couldn't recognize it, but BIOS did.

Please help?????

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Re: edge 11 memory upgrade under xp problem

Hi and welcome to the forum!

 

You need 64-bit OS to utilize 4GB RAM, XP wouldn't recognize more than 3GB.

 

Hope this helps.

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oreno
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Re: edge 11 memory upgrade under xp problem

thanks a lot maliha for your help,

 

it means now i have another problem since some old applications or softwares can't be installed on 64 bit OS.

once again thanks.

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Re: edge 11 memory upgrade under xp problem

You can consider some RAMDISK software that exposes the additional space as a drive to put your page file on.

AFAIK, all of them are paid solutions, though.

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Re: edge 11 memory upgrade under xp problem

Hi,

sorry for waking up this thread again, but are you suggesting that you installed 2x2GB PC3-10600 memory in your Edge.

Even though BIOS reports 4GB, the OS only can *use* 2GB (1.75GB) in the first slot? If this is the case, you are not alone, and it has, of course, nothing to do with 32 bits at all.

 

Could you please check my posts in http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge/Edge-11-memory-upgrade-failure-2GB-PC3-10600-DDR3-1333-mem...

 

skylark

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