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#1 Guest_tcm9669_*

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:12 AM

Well I run Ubuntu on Virtual PC and when I increased the RAM ( Virtually ) It wouldn't start up! Then I tried reducing to to the original amount that it previously had and everything ran fine again! So what if I need to upgrade the RAM? I will have to Re-Install the whole OS?

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#2 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 04:08 PM

No, you should not have to re-install just because you upgraded the ram. How much did you upgrade it by? Did you upgrade it by an odd number or by doubles?
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:33 AM

It was 512 and then I increased it to 736
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:16 AM

that is probably your problem. You have to increase it in doubles, you can't just use an odd number like that. Try using 1024 and it should work.
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:19 PM

Ok thanks ;) It was the reccomended value so I did so... thanks for the Tip
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#6 TcM

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:16 AM

Yeah.. computers are strange sometimes :) but ram work in a certain sequence and you can't just invent a number and set it as RAM! It should be for example 256,512,768,1024 and so on.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:21 AM

Yeah.. computers are strange sometimes :) but ram work in a certain sequence and you can't just invent a number and set it as RAM! It should be for example 256,512,768,1024 and so on.

Ah, from reading this thread it seems that you could have put 768 opposed to 736.

I have heard, like posted above, RAM works in doubles, so you should really just double its value. :)
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 03:43 AM

Well not exactly in doubles because 768 is not a double of anything except for 384, which would be invalid.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

Weird issue - but i agree, try it in the natural RAM sequece:
1,2,4,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024,2056 etc..
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:20 AM

That sequence is wrong :)
It should be 1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024,2048
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:04 AM

I'm not familiar with Virtual PC, but the first time I upgraded RAM on my first computer, I remember I had to use two strips.

By the way, would Virtual PC run Windows 95 on my XP so that I could run PC Paintbrush Designer for Windows 95? (I've tried the XP's help for installing earlier software, with no luck.)
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:36 AM

Yes, Virtual PC will run Windows 95. A better software is vmWare though. You should consider that instead of Virtual PC.
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