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Old 03-16-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
Kropotkin
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512MB to 1GB RAM upgrade makes system run slower


I have a Pentium M laptop (Chinese clone) which is just over a year old. When I purchased it, it had 512MB RAM. This afternoon I added a second 512MB SIMM. The BIOS recognized it, but to my great astonishment it made my system run like cold molasses; it took about ten minutes to boot Ubuntu (Breezy). I have been told it may have something to do with "high memory", but all the Google searches I have done seem to indicate that this was a issue with earlier =< 2.4 kernels. Does anyone know anything more about this?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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hi

tried running the laptop with just the new stick in?

could be faulty??

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Old 03-16-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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does the new stick have the same speed as the old one. if you add a new stick with slower speed it can decrease your systems overall performance even though there is more ram
 
  


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