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Li1718 maximum memory confusion

Postby Fat_Bob7 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:02 pm

Hi

I am wanting to upgrade the 1GB RAM in my Li1718, but when I run either memory scanners or utilities like CPUZ, they identify the motherboard as an Amilo A1650 having a maximum RAM of 1GB. If I manually select an Li1718 on any memory site it claims a maximum of 2GB. The label stuck underneath states "Amilo Li 1718 Model MS2212". I have looked through similar posts on this forum, which give me some hope, but I am still confused.

Can anybody please advise
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Re: Li1718 maximum memory confusion

Postby aspettl » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:41 pm

Fat_Bob7 wrote:but when I run either memory scanners or utilities like CPUZ, they identify the motherboard as an Amilo A1650

That's weird, I'd have a look at the components shown in the device manager, especially the CPU and the chipset:
Li 1718: Intel Celeron M / Pentium Dual Core / Core Duo, ATI RC415ME + SB460 (http://docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=d ... 116cee94c9)
A1650: AMD Athlon 64 / Turion 64 / Mobile Sempron, ATI RS480 + SB400 (http://ts.fujitsu.com/Resources/13/225690970.pdf)

It's also possible that the BIOS shows some information like serial number and model name/number.

Fat_Bob7 wrote:I have looked through similar posts on this forum, which give me some hope

Yes, 2 GB should work.

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Re: Li1718 maximum memory confusion

Postby Fat_Bob7 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:06 pm

Thanks Aaron for your help.

My CPU is indeed Intel, but I think by Bios may be the problem. It states:

CPU Type: Genuine Intel CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz
System Bios Version: V1.7
VGA Bios Version: BK-ATI VER008.050I.027.001
KBC Version: 08.A3
Serial Number: 914B901130G7350A35FKS0B
Product Name: AMILO A1650
Manufacturer Name: Fujitsu Siemens
UUID Number: e0b0b2e0-5705-11dc-8798-a98a66e248df

Should I upgrade my Bios, so that everything agrees, before upgrading my memory to 2GB? Would this Bios allow such an upgrade as it is?

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Re: Li1718 maximum memory confusion

Postby aspettl » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:01 pm

If find it hard to believe that a BIOS for the A1650 works on the Li 1718 - but it's not a mainboard of the A1650, that's for sure.
I think it is a risk to upgrade the BIOS.
Was the laptop repaired by someone? Are you the first owner?

(If 2 GB RAM is the only problem, then I'd probably try whether 2 GB RAM work - without changing anything else...)

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Re: Li1718 maximum memory confusion

Postby Fat_Bob7 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:16 pm

Thank-you again for your advice.

I bought the laptop direct from a computer store and definitely thought that I was the first owner. I has not been repaired since. I will follow your advice and try the 2GB upgrade (probably Kingston as advised in other posts).

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Re: Li1718 maximum memory confusion

Postby iie » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:37 am

I have 2 gb in this amilo, I've tried 3 and 4 gb but doesn't work, as far as I know not only for me.
Amilo Li1718, ram upgrade, CPU upgrade, hdd upgrade, WLAN upgrade
.....................2 GB..............Core 2 Duo 1,73......160 gb.......Dell wireless 1395
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