I just answered this question on the Toshiba Laptop Experts website:
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Weird. Here's what he asked:
"I have a Toshiba satellite A205 - s4557, and I just installed 4gb of ram, but it only seems to recognize 2gb, I am running vista home. Is there something I need to change to allow it to recognize the additional ram?"
and here's what I said:
"Your laptop does support a maximum of 4GB of memory. And, no, there are no options within WIndows you’ll need to change to recognize the additional RAM. Although, you must keep in mind that with a 32-bit OS (assuming you’re running a 32-bit OS), you won’t be able to see more than 2-3.5 GB depending on the machine’s configuration.
Enter your laptop’s system BIOS and see if the RAM is even being detected there. If not, try swapping the DIMMs from slot tot slot to see if one or the other is not being recognized. If they both work individually, but not together, there’s a chance the sticks you’ve got are incompatible with your machine."
I would think with integrated graphics he would see at least 3GBs. I would say your right on with the extra stick not being seen by the motherboard.
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