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  1. #1
    e-RICHIE
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    memory info help - please!
    my ibook came with 256mb of whatever it is and
    i bought a "chip" thingy that adds another 256 of
    whatever it is. i thought this was the guy that
    helps the puter run faster or store more, or
    whatever. but the ibook still is slow in some
    programs - particularly my web-based email
    program. when i click on "system profile", it reads:

    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 256 MB

    is the "extra" 256 of whatever showing up in this
    or did i install it incorrectly, hence the tardy
    speed on this ibook the last 2 days?

    thanks for any insight.

    e-RICHIE

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    memory info help - please!
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    No, if you installed it correctly it should display 512MB. On the other hand, I thought it should give an error beep on startup if you didn't install it correctly.
    I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.

  3. #3
    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by muso
    No, if you installed it correctly it should display 512MB. On the other hand, I thought it should give an error beep on startup if you didn't install it correctly.

    thanks for the quick reply.
    well it did come packed with 256 and i did
    undo the keyboard and add the additional
    256 thingy - but the system profile states
    the specs as per my original post.

    if i installed it incorrectly, i assumed the
    appliance would not turn on at all.

    i;m on week 2 with this ibook and, lately, i've
    been gettin that rotating rainbow after each
    "enter", connoting a slow connect to the next
    page or program i want to view.

  4. #4
    warrenbert
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    Either you installed it incorrectly or it is not a compatible memory card.

    Where did you buy the memory? Did it meet the minimum specifications listed in the manual?

    200-pin DDR SO-DIMM
    1.25 inch or smaller
    PC2100 DDR 266 or faster

    If you are unsure of any of the requirements or whether you installed it correctly give us some more details or just take it in to your Apple Dealer.

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    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenbert
    Either you installed it incorrectly or it is not a compatible memory card.

    Where did you buy the memory? Did it meet the minimum specifications listed in the manual?

    200-pin DDR SO-DIMM
    1.25 inch or smaller
    PC2100 DDR 266 or faster

    If you are unsure of any of the requirements or whether you installed it correctly give us some more details or just take it in to your Apple Dealer.

    i got it all simultaneously from pcconnection.com.
    i have the invoice tucked away, so i can't verify the
    tech info. i'll look in the a.m.
    i can only hope they sold me the correct stuff!

    thanks.

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    memory info help - please!
    fearlessfreap24's Avatar
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    i had a problem seating my extra RAM. it took me 3 times trying to put it in to properly get it in. keep trying until it gets seated right (assuming that it is the correct memory). you dont have to reseat everything when you turn it on because all you have to use is the track pad. after you put ijn the chip, turn on the system and go directly to the sys info. if it does not read it turn it off and reseat it. hope that helps

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    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenbert
    Either you installed it incorrectly or it is not a compatible memory card.

    Where did you buy the memory? Did it meet the minimum specifications listed in the manual?

    200-pin DDR SO-DIMM
    1.25 inch or smaller
    PC2100 DDR 266 or faster

    If you are unsure of any of the requirements or whether you installed it correctly give us some more details or just take it in to your Apple Dealer.


    according to the packing slip:
    256mb pc2100 ddr sodimm
    part # pe186005
    from pcconnection.com

  8. #8
    crisrose
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    Quote Originally Posted by muso
    I thought it should give an error beep on startup if you didn't install it correctly.
    it doesn't

    it just starts up as normal.

  9. #9
    pstauff
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    My guess is that you do not have the SODIMM fully inserted in the slot.

  10. #10
    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by pstauff
    My guess is that you do not have the SODIMM fully inserted in the slot.

    apple help said that this line:
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    meant that the upgrade memory was, in fact, showing
    up in my puter specs. i was looking at this line:
    Memory: 256 MB

    'not sure what to make of this now!

    thanks for helping.

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    memory info help - please!
    fearlessfreap24's Avatar
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    apple help lied, L2 cache is a cahe on the processor if i remember right. physical memory would be the line you are supposed to have 512Mb and not kb

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    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by fearlessfreap24
    apple help lied, L2 cache is a cahe on the processor if i remember right. physical memory would be the line you are supposed to have 512Mb and not kb

    that's what i thought...
    i will call again in the am but i also
    need to go to the apple store and look
    at speakers; i'll torment the folks at
    the genius bar!

  13. #13
    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE
    that's what i thought...
    i will call again in the am but i also
    need to go to the apple store and look
    at speakers; i'll torment the folks at
    the genius bar!

    alas.
    my 256 chip was not seated properly.
    i've reinstalled it - and i'm showing 512mb.

    thanks!

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    memory info help - please!
    fearlessfreap24's Avatar
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    YEAH!!!!!! congratulations

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    pstauff
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    Yeah, that was my original reply. Funny enough, 30 mins ago, I just installed a 1GB SODIMM. I restarted and I had 256 of RAM. I checked it and it wasn't seated properly. Fixed that and now I see 1.25 GB.

    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE
    alas.
    my 256 chip was not seated properly.
    i've reinstalled it - and i'm showing 512mb.

    thanks!

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