02-09-2009 02:32 AM
I bought last days an old 600e for my parents.The model is a 4Ax one (PII 366 Mhz,64 Ram).I wanted to update the RAM memory, so I got 128 x 2 SODIMM PC100 (in total 256).I know that the mainboard support only PC 66 but I found on some forums that some guys could use this kind of SODIMM module with PC100.
The problem is: my mainboard uses only 160 RAM (32 onboard and 128 RAM.)
I wanted to use all RAM memory (288 RAM or least 266),but the mainboard uses only 160.
The bios is last updated (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=DSHY-46HLKQ).
When I open the Config from Bios menu,the mainboard recognizes 288 RAM but it uses only 160.
I know also that I can disable the 32 onboard memory if I open (with Ctrl+D) the CMOS editor and I change the byte values from 2B (from 80 to 81).In this case I got less memory: 128 RAM.
How can I make a change in this editor (some bytes values changes) to use all RAM memory (288 or 256 RAM)?
Please help me!
Thanks in advance,
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02-11-2009 08:24 AM
07-02-2011 12:42 AM
I have a 600E 2645-4BG.
I have 32+128+32=192. I have bought another 128. When I replace the 32 with the 128 I get only 160. I know that the module works since when I switch the 128 currently installed with this new is runs well.
Is there any setting to be changed/set?
07-02-2011 10:31 PM
Do you have the latest BIOS on that 600E, since what you're describing doesn't sound right.
I was able (many years ago) to run 256+128+32 on a similar machine...
07-02-2011 11:14 PM
You even usen more than recommended max RAM?
BIOS Update (Diskette) - ThinkPad 600E (2645: 55x, 56x, 57x, 58x, A5x, A6x, Bxx [except for BAU], JJ1, JJ2, RRA)
No I don't run the latest BIOS. The BIOS description above,,,does it include 2645-4BG? or how shall I interpret this?
07-03-2011 06:54 AM
If you read through older posts on TPF, you'll see that folks were (and some still are) running 512MB on these machines, with onboard RAM disabled.
It's been a *very* long time since I've last used a 600E, but that's what I distinctly remember.