RAM upgrade with a headache
As usual I am the first to give me a Christmas present.
This year that was a bit more RAM, as I love running virtual machines while still being able to work normally.
My PC had 2GB DDR2-667 (2x1GB), and my plan was to get another 2 (also 2x1GB).
Seeing the price I reconsidered.
1GB DDR2-800 (667 wasn't in stock as it's fading out, I was told) is 120HKD. That would make 240HKD for 2GB.
2GB DDR2-800 are 188HKD, compared two 2x1GB this saves me 52HKD.
But then I still wanted to have dual-channel. So, what did I do? I got myself 2x2GB, upgrading to a total of 6GB.
Now the problems started after putting the RAM into it's slots. All was detected and usable, but for some reason I had no sound. The sound-card showed up using lspci, the modules where loaded, but no sound. PulseAudio and ALSA told me that there was no card...
Well, after switching around modules without any success I tried the sledgehammer-method: a BIOS-upgrade.
And now it works!
The funniest thing about this: Windows (XP 64-Bit) had no trouble with the sound after the memory-upgrade...