Having problems with your HP Compaq Presario C500t Notebook ?

Adding an additional memory module to laptop...wont start!!!

\015 I have a compaq Presario C500T laptop and it came with 1GB of RAM...then i upgrade it to 2GB being 1GB per slot...now i have a 2GB module that i would like to use and there is where my problem begins...i've researched the web and i found that the maximum RAM that my laptop could handle is 1GB per slot...BUT, i put the 2GB module on one of the slots and the laptop starts normally and it recognises the 2GB of RAM just using ONE slot but when i put another module (1GB) on the second slot it wont even start...ive tried changing the modules viceversa and nothing, but the 2 slots support the 2GB module with no problem...but if i add the second module it just dont start. (black screen and no white letters at all, so i cant go into safe mode or even into BIOS setup)...in short, what could be the problem with this...i have 3 1GB modules that are functioning correctly on other laptops but on mine it causes the problem stated above...any help would be appreciated...thanks an my email is [email protected]\015

Answers :

The problem is that your laptop only supports 2 GB of RAM. If there is not a newer bios allowing more then 2 GB is the max you can go. Since you put the 2 GB in one slot then the other slot will be useless. It wouldn't matter how much you put in the 2nd slot because the bios already says you have 2 GB on board and will not accept anymore. Sorry.
Like preachw996 said ..your laptop doesnt suport more then 2 of 1 G or one of 2 G in short 2G ram ddr2...you may look at the manufacturer of your mobo ...to see if there are updates for your bios..and try to flash it ....but if you never done this before ..I would not advise you to do it ...ussualy there are more problems after ...anyway ...its a miracle that it sees the 2G module ..all at once ...you are lucky ...other Mo boards...just supports 1 G per a slot in similar cases.. just leave it be ...2 G its enough for most os to run more than OK ...
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