[Nottingham] Any help for a newbie?

NIGEL Black rnjblack at virginmedia.com
Sun Jul 1 14:12:10 UTC 2018

Hi Vadim,

Thanks for your quick reply. Yes, it really is 3 GB.  Someone gave me 2 GB of RAM, so I increased the level from 1.5.

It looks as if you're correct about the limit of 2 GB.  (I didn't previously realise there was a limit).  I haven't opened up the desktop recently to look for details of model and numbers but my information is that the motherboard is a Packard Bell BV Cuba MS-7301 (version 1).  See the link athttp://www.findlaptopdriver.com/spec-msi-ms-7301-cuba/

This says memory: 2 x 184-pin DDR2 DIMM slots – Dual Channel DDR2 533/400 non-ECC , un-buffered memory (Max 2GB). 

The version comes from lshw:



description: System Memory

physical id: 29

slot: System board or motherboard

size: 3GiB


description: DIMM DDR2

product: None

vendor: None

physical id: 0

serial: None

slot: A0

size: 2GiB


description: DIMM DDR2

product: None

vendor: None

physical id: 1

serial: None

slot: A1

size: 1GiB

Do you need further details and is the surplus RAM a problem?



> On 30 June 2018 at 13:17 VM via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>     Nigel, is it really 3GB that's physically installed in the system. I have a strong suspicion your motherboard does not support more than 2. What's the actual motherboard model with all the numbers and letters?
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