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Gateway mx3222b laptop ram upgrade problem

\015 I have a gateway mx3222b laptop , it only had 256mb of ram in it , I have purchased a 1gb ram chip for it but when I put the chip in,the laptop will not boot up , it will boot up with the 256mb chip in .. not sure if I have to do anything prior to upgrading ram , or if it is a dodgy 1gb ram chip ..anyone help ???\015

Answers :

Your computer does not support 1GB memory sticks. The max memory for that system is 1GB which would be 2 sticks configured as 512MB
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\015\012see below for the specs (i bold, italics and underlined the main part)
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\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Processor\015\012Intel® Celeron® M Processor 370
1 MB L2 Cache | 1.50 GHz | 400 MHz FSB \015\012\015\012Display Screen\015\01214-inch Widescreen Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT \015\012\015\012Chipset\015\012Via VN800 \015\012\015\012Memory\015\012256 MB DDR2 (1 × 256 MB) SODIMM
Total slots: 1 DDR2 slot | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Expandable to 1 GB \015\012\015\012Video\015\012S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro IGP
Up to 64 MB shared VRAM \015\012\015\012Audio\015\012AC'97 2.3 Compliant \015\012\015\012Hard drive\015\01240-GB 4200 RPM hard drive\015\012\015\012Optical drive\015\012DVD +/- RW Multi-Format Double Layer
Write maximum: 8X DVD+/-R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL, 24X CD-R and 16X CD-RW discs
Read maximum: 24X CD-R/RW/ROM, 8X DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4X DVD+/-R DL, RAM discs \015\012\015\012Media Reader\015\0124-in-1 Digital Media Manager
Secure Digital™, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick-Pro®, and MMC™\015\012\015\012Modem \015\01256K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem \015\012\015\012Network \015\01210/100 Mbps built-in Ethernet
802.11g integrated wireless (up to 54 Mbps) \015\012\015\012Interfaces\015\012\015\012
    \015\012
  • 2 - USB 2.0 ports \015\012
  • 1 - VGA external connector \015\012
  • 1 - RJ11 (modem) \015\012
  • 1 - RJ45 (Ethernet LAN) \015\012
  • Microphone jack \015\012
  • Headphone jAck
\015\012\015\012Pointing device\015\012Touchpad with vertical scroll zone\015\012\015\012PCMCIA \015\0121 - Type I or Type II; Card Bus\015\012\015\012Battery\015\0126-cell Lithium-ion\015\012\015\012Dimensions\015\0121.1 to 1.24-inches (H) × 13-inches (W) × 9.7-inches (D)
28 to 32 mm (H) × 330 mm (W) × 246 mm (D) \015\012\015\012Weight \015\0125.01 pounds
\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Processor\015\012Intel® Celeron® M Processor 370
1 MB L2 Cache | 1.50 GHz | 400 MHz FSB \015\012\015\012Display Screen\015\01214-inch Widescreen Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT \015\012\015\012Chipset\015\012Via VN800 \015\012\015\012Memory\015\012256 MB DDR2 (1 × 256 MB) SODIMM
Total slots: 1 DDR2 slot | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Expandable to 1 GB \015\012\015\012Video\015\012S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro IGP
Up to 64 MB shared VRAM \015\012\015\012Audio\015\012AC'97 2.3 Compliant \015\012\015\012Hard drive\015\01240-GB 4200 RPM hard drive\015\012\015\012Optical drive\015\012DVD +/- RW Multi-Format Double Layer
Write maximum: 8X DVD+/-R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL, 24X CD-R and 16X CD-RW discs
Read maximum: 24X CD-R/RW/ROM, 8X DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4X DVD+/-R DL, RAM discs \015\012\015\012Media Reader\015\0124-in-1 Digital Media Manager
Secure Digital™, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick-Pro®, and MMC™\015\012\015\012Modem \015\01256K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem \015\012\015\012Network \015\01210/100 Mbps built-in Ethernet
802.11g integrated wireless (up to 54 Mbps) \015\012\015\012Interfaces\015\012\015\012
    \015\012
  • 2 - USB 2.0 ports \015\012
  • 1 - VGA external connector \015\012
  • 1 - RJ11 (modem) \015\012
  • 1 - RJ45 (Ethernet LAN) \015\012
  • Microphone jack \015\012
  • Headphone jAck
\015\012\015\012Pointing device\015\012Touchpad with vertical scroll zone\015\012\015\012PCMCIA \015\0121 - Type I or Type II; Card Bus\015\012\015\012Battery\015\0126-cell Lithium-ion\015\012\015\012Dimensions\015\0121.1 to 1.24-inches (H) × 13-inches (W) × 9.7-inches (D)
28 to 32 mm (H) × 330 mm (W) × 246 mm (D) \015\012\015\012Weight \015\0125.01 pounds
\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Processor\015\012Intel® Celeron® M Processor 370
1 MB L2 Cache | 1.50 GHz | 400 MHz FSB \015\012\015\012Display Screen\015\01214-inch Widescreen Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT \015\012\015\012Chipset\015\012Via VN800 \015\012\015\012Memory\015\012256 MB DDR2 (1 × 256 MB) SODIMM
Total slots: 1 DDR2 slot | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Expandable to 1 GB \015\012\015\012Video\015\012S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro IGP
Up to 64 MB shared VRAM \015\012\015\012Audio\015\012AC'97 2.3 Compliant \015\012\015\012Hard drive\015\01240-GB 4200 RPM hard drive\015\012\015\012Optical drive\015\012DVD +/- RW Multi-Format Double Layer
Write maximum: 8X DVD+/-R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL, 24X CD-R and 16X CD-RW discs
Read maximum: 24X CD-R/RW/ROM, 8X DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4X DVD+/-R DL, RAM discs \015\012\015\012Media Reader\015\0124-in-1 Digital Media Manager
Secure Digital™, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick-Pro®, and MMC™\015\012\015\012Modem \015\01256K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem \015\012\015\012Network \015\01210/100 Mbps built-in Ethernet
802.11g integrated wireless (up to 54 Mbps) \015\012\015\012Interfaces\015\012\015\012
    \015\012
  • 2 - USB 2.0 ports \015\012
  • 1 - VGA external connector \015\012
  • 1 - RJ11 (modem) \015\012
  • 1 - RJ45 (Ethernet LAN) \015\012
  • Microphone jack \015\012
  • Headphone jAck
\015\012\015\012Pointing device\015\012Touchpad with vertical scroll zone\015\012\015\012PCMCIA \015\0121 - Type I or Type II; Card Bus\015\012\015\012Battery\015\0126-cell Lithium-ion\015\012\015\012Dimensions\015\0121.1 to 1.24-inches (H) × 13-inches (W) × 9.7-inches (D)
28 to 32 mm (H) × 330 mm (W) × 246 mm (D) \015\012\015\012Weight \015\0125.01 pounds
\015\012Processor Intel® Celeron® M Processor 370
1 MB L2 Cache | 1.50 GHz | 400 MHz FSB
Display Screen 14-inch Widescreen Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT
Chipset Via VN800
Memory 256 MB DDR2 (1 × 256 MB) SODIMM
Total slots: 1 DDR2 slot | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Expandable to 1 GB

Video S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro IGP
Up to 64 MB shared VRAM
Audio AC'97 2.3 Compliant
Hard drive 40-GB 4200 RPM hard drive
Optical drive DVD +/- RW Multi-Format Double Layer
Write maximum: 8X DVD+/-R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL, 24X CD-R and 16X CD-RW discs
Read maximum: 24X CD-R/RW/ROM, 8X DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4X DVD+/-R DL, RAM discs
Media Reader 4-in-1 Digital Media Manager
Secure Digital™, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick-Pro®, and MMC™
Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem
Network 10/100 Mbps built-in Ethernet
802.11g integrated wireless (up to 54 Mbps)
Interfaces •2 - USB 2.0 ports
•1 - VGA external connector
•1 - RJ11 (modem)
•1 - RJ45 (Ethernet LAN)
•Microphone jack
•Headphone jAck

Pointing device Touchpad with vertical scroll zone
PCMCIA 1 - Type I or Type II; Card Bus
Battery 6-cell Lithium-ion
Dimensions 1.1 to 1.24-inches (H) × 13-inches (W) × 9.7-inches (D)
28 to 32 mm (H) × 330 mm (W) × 246 mm (D)
Weight 5.01 pounds
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