Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-S460 Notebook ?

Sony Vaio-s460 I removed my old 256mg memory chip from my sony Vaio. For some reason, my laptop doesn't recognize that it has new ram installed. My I click my "my computer", properties, it now says it only has 256mb of Ram. I tried removing the 1GB chip and reinstalled the previous 256mb chip. It still says 256mb. What am I doing wrong?


Answers :

Probably arent fully seating the ram modules. push them into the slot until the little side levers close on their own.
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