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Help with (old) laptop RAM

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MiST91

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hi, my friend gave me a Compaq Armada 1592DT laptop, it currently has 32MB of RAM :laugh:, and i have just looked at it and it has one slot for RAM, it has a Pentium MMX 233MHz processor :roll:. 32MB of RAM is not enough to install XP (and even if it was i dont think it would be worth upgrading from Windows 98SE). I just saw a stick of 256mb RAM on eBay for it and won it for 99p (99 english pennies lol) but i have just done a quick search on the internet and it says this laptop supports a maximum of 96MB RAM, so what would happen when i put the 256MB stick in? would it boot and only have a maximum usable 96MB RAM, or not boot at all?
 
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no boot there.
 
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oh dear :ohwell:, that was a big waste of £1 lol

thanks for the help
those old SDRAM mobos are very picky, i wasted money on shipping and restocking in trying upgrade my old laptop and then gave up. My PIII lappy is still running with 256mb and XP SP1 lol.
 

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Windows 98E wouldn't run bad at all with 96MB of RAM Link