View Full Version : What's Up (printer) ... Gomer?
09-04-2003, 06:21 PM
My Little Sis. has a computer running Windows '98 and still has 13 gbs left. She bought a new HP printer for college work, but there seems to be a problem with having enough memory. The installation disk says she has 63k of memory and will not setup the drive unless she has 64k. I cannot imagine why there would not be 64k. Is there a bad sector, or too many system resources being used? I would appreciate any input on what is going on here.
09-04-2003, 07:52 PM
she has 13Gb free of hard drive space free.
what the software is probably asking about RAM space.
how much RAM does her computer have?
09-05-2003, 07:30 AM
Scott is dead on. It's not drive space the installer is looking for, it wants more physical ram. If it's a laptop, you should be able to bump it up to at least 80mb. I have a little Dell of 1997 or so vintage which I use when my powerbook is having a check-up, and that's all can hold. It had 32 in it, plus 16 hardwired in, so I picked up another 32 on e-bay for 15 bucks.
I would stuff as much in there as you possibly can, as more ram makes everything work faster.
09-05-2003, 09:52 AM
It's a desktop and it says she has 63k of ram, one short of what the printer is asking for? Is there a problem with one, or is there a way to up the ram without buying chips. Surely she had 64k at the first.
09-05-2003, 11:55 AM
What kind of desktop, exactly? Give me the make and model, and I've prolly got some ram laying around that would fit it.
If possible, (turn it off first and) pop the case, then see how many ram slots you have.
As for why it's got 63 rather than 64, I have no idea.
09-07-2003, 03:08 PM
Does a Hewlitt Packard M50 what you need to know. I guess that may be the make and model. I am not a genius with computers I don't think, Ha... but I am trying,
Typing for me can be hard enough. I would like to ask if there are really a big difference when it comes to memory chips. I don't know her parity or what.
I will say thanks for now; the gesture - if she has as much luck with computers as me. I am not sure yet!
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that is, if we have the right chips.