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Gene Wilber  Jr
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OmniBook XE3 (F2116WT)

I was given this laptop and am considering upgrading it for my son. All older post state 512k RAM is the max (currently 128mb). Is this still true? or can I go 1GB? Bios update? I was hoping to install XP on it(came with 98), but if 512mb is the best I can put in it, maybe I will go with Linux. Suggestions? Thanks.
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Ron Silver_1
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I am guessing that you have an XE3 GC the maximum memory is 512 MB here is the www.crucial.com page for your machine. http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Omnibook%20XE3%20Series%20%28100MHz%29 I ahve a pavilion that is a little newer and it does quite with XP the biggest proble is the HD speed is 4200 RPM which by todays standards is rather slow. Mine has a 20 GB HD and XP loads on that but it doesn't leave much room for a lot of other stuff. The memory price have come down a long ways from a couple of years ago. The USB on these is 1.1 so it is a little slow there. Check your HD size before you upgrade.
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Gene Wilber  Jr
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I bought and installed a 40G HD. I also tried PC 133 ram in it cause I thought I read somewhere that it should work, but it did not. In setup it showed 512k Ram, but the puter wouldn't bootup.
Yes, it is sluggish, but it works OK for sitting on the couch just surfing while watching TV.
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Ron Silver_1
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Some PC133 memory won't work at the PC100 rate. The ones from Crucial will.
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Ron Silver_1
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I have one PC133 module in mine and a PC100 init as well. If it register in setup save changes and exit setup then try starting in safe mode and make sure that windows sees the memory in the My computer icon correctly if it starts in safe mode and shows correctly shut down and see if windows will start in normal mode.
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