The manual for the 5660 says this about "Memory"
• Two 200Pin SODIMM sockets, DDR200/266 MHz DDR devices
• Expandable memory up to 1024 MB, depends on 128/256/512MB SODIMM Modules
So it looks like it maybe is not compatible with DDR333?
anyway, I PMed G-Omaha and he suggested the following:
Originally Posted by G-Omaha
Sorry to hear about your problems.
I believe what you need to do is reset the system. I'm not sure how to do that on your unit. Sometimes on Sagers it is nothing more complicated that disconnecting the AC dower, disconnecting the battery, wait about five/ten minutes, and then depress the power on button continously for 30/45 seconds.
It would be even better if you could reset the CMOS by removing that battery; however, again, I don't know where that is located.
After you have done the above. Remove all of your RAM. Insert one piece of RAM into slot 1. Replug in the battery and A/C. Power on the unit while saying silent prayers. It should boot. If it does, reboot under MEMTest 86 control and let it test the first bank of memory. If it tests good, then power down, remove the A/C and battery and swap the memory and repeat. If this checks out OK, then power doen, remove the A/C abd battery and insert the 2nd memory card. Repeat once again. You may have to swap the position of the memory as it could be picky about which stick goes into which slot.
Also insure that the memory is fully seated after it has been inserted. Give it another gentle nudge just to make sure.
I have never observed or heard of runing a computer because the oncorect speed RAM was used. Now if the memory was "wired differently" or the machine was "zapped" by static, that's another matter and could cause the system to be fried.
Let me know how things work out.
so I redoubled my efforts to hamhandedly reset my 5660. this time I pulled the battery, unplugged the ac, yanked all the RAM out. I waited a half hour, came back and pressed the power button for a minute or so. then I installed just the original Kingmax RAM and plugged in the ac. then I tried to boot up but no luck. so I got pissed off and took out the hard drive and the CPU, again desperately trying to reset this infernal machine. then I reinstalled the CPU, hard drive, and left in just the original KingMax DDR 266 RAM. it booted up this time.
I then started to download memtest86 on this computer (my other laptop) to make a boot disk to boot up under memtest 86 control as G-O suggested. meanwhile the friggin Sager locked up again. the screen split into three parts like before and the mouse would not move. Makes me think maybe it is my original KINGMAX RAM that happened to go bad after I installed the new Centon RAM?
anyway hard to test the friggin memory when the damn thing won't boot. after it froze, once again it will not boot.
does anybody know how to reset a 5660? there is nothing in the manual that I can find about resetting it. I am going to repeat my near total disassembly process and try booting up with just the Centon RAM in the original RAM slot where the Kingmax ram was installed when I originally bought the thing. if it is only the Kingmax RAM that is bad, then theoretically it might let me boot and do a memtest with the Centon RAM in there.
If anyone has any thoughts that may help, I would be much obliged.