I have just bought some additional RAM for a VGC-RT 2SY, 2x 4GB modules 800mhz SD DIMM DDR2 however when I install the new units the computer wont turn on.
I have checked the RAM type with the manufacturer and it is the right type and tried installing it one module at a time with no luck. I even put it into my laptop to check if the module it self was faulty, It worked straight away.
Has anyone had similar problems installing upgrades on this model... Any solutions
The guys in PC world and Micro Anvika are completely stumped even gave me a Refund.... Sony of course want to replace the slots on the motherboard which of course means emptying my pockets some more. (good old sony)
you could have of course used the free software memtest, it would have checked the memory to see if a stick was faulty by showing read, and even showing errors. as this is what my huntch is.
From the initial post:
"I even put it into my laptop to check if the module it self was faulty, It worked straight away."
One would therefore assume that the modules are ok.
Also the free version of Memtest operates in the windows environment, so no use if the computer will not boot. MemTest Deluxe however will boot from CD but it is not free. As the modules have been proved in another computer even MemTest Delux is probably irrelevant.
At first they suggested that if it was not broken modules then it might be broken slots. but I then tried installing my old laptop memory ( 2GB module and a 1GB module) it is working fine with the 2GB module (thats six in total now) but not the 1GB or the 4GB these are all working fine in my laptop.
The sony guy sugested that the problem could be that i now run windows 7 on the system which was a free ugrade from vista when I bought it. Think everyone has decided its some form of interface issue not a hardware problem.
Unfortunately no one seems to know how to fix the BIOS for this issue.