New Dimm instll: Cmpq see's it, Win'98 is dumb.
Posted on 2000-03-04
That's the scoop,
My Compaq Presario 5070 came factory w/ 1 32mb SDRAM DIMM, and 2 empty expansion slots. The sys requirments for New DIMM's seemed plenty specific** and the process seemed easy to follow.
After install of 1 32mb SDRAM DIMM into slot 2, However, I'm gettin' weirdness in memory reporting and rather poorer performance.
Compaq see's the new guy correctly and as enabled and reports the big 64mb (smirk) in that boot utility n' CMPQDIAG.exe, windows '98 ,however, reports assorted memory errors at boot and reports me @ 28mb (4mb to VGA that windows never see's) which is normal, for 1 32mb DIMM, not 2.
Well, n' for irony, the system runs even a bit worse after install. "choppy/slow w/ big prog's, n' more program errors ect..."
I've looked into this to a fair degree, tried a few things,I can provide any info ya like. but I'm scratchin my head and would like to know where the RAM is really and how to make it work like it has 64mg's.
probably something too easy for 500pts.
** 32 MB SyncDRAM shared memory architecture, three total DIMM slots upgradable to 384 MB – 4 MB dedicated for video memory
(SyncDRAM DIMM required)