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Theres something wrong with this laptop that means that I cannot unplug it or it refuses to start for about 12 hours, its strange. But anyway its my network manager atm and I needed it running so I took the ram out etc. I eventually gave up but then later in I turned it on forgetting I had the ram out AND IT STILL RUNS, its using its hard drive as ram lol. Are most laptops able to do this? The hard drive is working mega hard though
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post #2 of 22
u just took out the ram stick from the easy to access expansion slot, there is more inside.
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post #3 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dealio View Post
u just took out the ram stick from the easy to access expansion slot, there is more inside.
This, some laptops have DIMM slots on both sides.
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Some laptops have ram built in to the motherboard. Also some have it under the keyboard. It will not run if it has no ram
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post #5 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dealio View Post
u just took out the ram stick from the easy to access expansion slot, there is more inside.
You sure? It says in properties it has 192mb of ram and a physical address extention, whatever that means.
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post #6 of 22
Yes. We're sure.
post #7 of 22
Take the keyboard off...



There will be RAM there.
post #8 of 22
Erm, No offence here but can you provide proof?

Also - your sig states you are using a 890FX chipset but HD4290 integrated card - the FX is none GPU so how can that happen? I may just not know your motherboard!
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
Take the keyboard off...



There will be RAM there.
will this work for a desktop?
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post #10 of 22
There's RAM hiding somewhere else...and he's right, that board lacks onboard video.
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