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  1. #1
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    Default Exceeding supported memory

    I have a Compaq Presario SR2010NX. Crucial.com says it can take 2 1gb sticks in the two slots. What would happen if I put a 2gb stick in one of the slots and a 1gb in the other? I was looking to upgrade, and thought I bought a 2gb kit on ebay, but I recieved a single 2gb stick instead.

    Edit: I currently have 1gb in it with one empty slot, but I believe that 1gb is corrupted. Memtest came up clean with a quick test, but some of my games are getting a memory read error(Ex: "[Program] has referenced memory at [random address]. Memory at [same address] can not be read")
    Last edited by Smithno13; 02-18-2009 at 06:21 AM.

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    Default Re: Exceeding supported memory

    Hmmm is there any BIOS Updates for that Model? Its possible that it will not POST at all. its also possible that it may run fine. The Rist is yours.
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    Default Re: Exceeding supported memory

    It is generally a chipset that will limit the amount of memory. When you go over it, the system will not recognize the oversized module and pretent it doesn't exist.
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    Default Re: Exceeding supported memory

    I took the risk and plugged it in. It seems to run fine, and Windows System Specifications reads as 3gb.

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