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So I got this laptop for $50 it has 256mb of permanent ram. What the hell is that?
Well It BSOD'd with a 0x0--d1 code (ram volt problem)
I can't replace ram but I can add 1 stick.
If the permanent ram is bad then adding additional stick of ram wont work, right???
Or
Can adding a 512mb stick bypass the bad ram?
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post #2 of 5
It's not entirely unheard of for RAM to be soldered on to the motherboard. As you can see, it has a severe downside.

You should see if you can disable the RAM slot in the BIOS, otherwise going above the capacity may disable the first one automatically (highly doubtful).
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post #3 of 5
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Thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately that's what I though.
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post #4 of 5
You can always take it apart and desolder it.

No guarantee that the motherboard will work without RAM detected there.
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Good idea. I might as well try before I trash it.
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