04-10-2012 06:45 AM
put 2 4G ram cards in it
According to the spec above, Danny, that machine supports only 4 GB total - not 8 GB. I suppose anything can happen when you add more. Take out one and see what you get.
04-10-2012 02:09 PM
sorry jerry i miss wrote that its 2 2g cards 4 g in all sorry but its 2048 mb of ram its showing just wanting to know if that was right.. a guy told me that even though i have 4 g that windows only reconizes 3.2 of it or something like that.....
04-10-2012 02:12 PM
It is correct that with a 32 bit OS, you wont see all 4GB. But you should see over 3. What style RAM are you using? Have you tried reseating the RAM, to ensure that it's seated properly? I upgraded the A215 that I have been working on with 3GB PC2-5300 RAM, and it recognizes all of it.
04-10-2012 03:57 PM
Yes, you should see just a bit over 3 GB with 32-bit Windows.
It does appear that one of your modules is not being seen.
Otherwise, Toshiba machines are fussy about memory being within tight specs. Occasionally some brands are not close enough. The best that Kingston makes appears to be always within spec.
04-10-2012 07:33 PM
what do u mean what style ram am i useing???? my model is a A215-5808 i would have to look what kind of brand i just put in it but it shows the same in my l305d laptop and my A215 2048mb i was tring to find out if both cards i got were good ones each g is equal to how many mb?i bought them refurbished that allways makes me a little skiddish but it has more ram now than it did with the 2 1g cards i had in them i was only getting 1918mb will tring reseating i will probly go with brand new in my L305d jerry sent me a link for good ram card
04-11-2012 12:18 PM - edited 04-11-2012 12:19 PM
If you look at the sticker on the RAM stick, it should say something like PC2-5300S-555 or PC2-6400S-666, or something along that line. Look to see what style RAM you are using, and if they both are the same type. I am not sure what the limitations of the A215 is off the top of my head(not too well rounded on AMD just yet), but I know it came with PC2-5300 from the factory. I am actually receiving a 2nd A215 today, so I will swap in some PC2-6400 RAM to see if it recognizes it.
04-12-2012 08:33 PM
reseating the card is there anything special in doing that other than takeing them out and puttying them back in and making sure they went in snug. i just now sold my A215 with the factory cards for 220.00 had 60.00 in it so i have put the ram cards in my L305d and its showing also 2048mb of ram 2.8 g its showing..the cards are pc2-6400s-666-12 made by hynix there is a nother set of numbers below them do you need them???and there both the same to a tee
04-14-2012 04:57 AM
Sorry, is it showing 2048MB or 2.8GB? Your post is a little unclear.
If it is still showing 2048MB in the new computer, then I would guess that one stick is bad. I would try installing just one stick in, powering it up, and see if it is able to see both of them. If it only powers up with 1 stick, and not the other, then you will know which stick is bad.
04-18-2012 02:09 PM
I am experiencing the same question... Laptop is an A105-S4034 running XP (SP3). I just upgraded the RAM from 1gb to 4gb using 2X2gb cards but the system shows 3gb of onboard RAM.
Reading above and some of the links to Microsoft, it appears as though this is normal to see 3gb instead of the installed 4gb. As it is now, I have not tried reseating the RAM to see if this helps.
This is a bit strange to me to see this and am surprised that there isnt some sort of firmware upgrade to make use of the full 4gb.
Am I reading this right that it is normal to see this 3gb rather than the 4gb installed hardware?
Thanks for any replies.