SDRAM

Posted: 10-01-2003, 10:57 AM
Does anyone have any idea as to why my PC only sees a 256 Mb PC133
synchronous ram stick as 128Mb? It does this with 3 different sticks yet has
already got a similar sized one installed which it sees as 256Mb!
My motherboard accepts up to 512 Mb so that can't be the problem.


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Brian Grant
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Re: SDRAM
Posted: 10-01-2003, 02:10 PM
Check the manual for your MB. I know Asus has a board where one of the memory
slots can only have a single sided DIMM (chips on one side).
B. Grant

Michael Richmond wrote:
> Does anyone have any idea as to why my PC only sees a 256 Mb PC133
> synchronous ram stick as 128Mb? It does this with 3 different sticks yet has
> already got a similar sized one installed which it sees as 256Mb!
> My motherboard accepts up to 512 Mb so that can't be the problem.
Gary
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Posted: 10-01-2003, 04:50 PM
Try updating your BIOS
>-----Original Message-----
>Does anyone have any idea as to why my PC only sees a
256 Mb PC133
>synchronous ram stick as 128Mb? It does this with 3
different sticks yet has
>already got a similar sized one installed which it sees
as 256Mb!
>My motherboard accepts up to 512 Mb so that can't be the
problem.
>
>
>.
>
Michael W Ryder
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Re: SDRAM
Posted: 10-01-2003, 08:25 PM
Michael Richmond wrote:
> Does anyone have any idea as to why my PC only sees a 256 Mb PC133
> synchronous ram stick as 128Mb? It does this with 3 different sticks yet has
> already got a similar sized one installed which it sees as 256Mb!
> My motherboard accepts up to 512 Mb so that can't be the problem.
>
>
Have you made sure that the style of RAM you are using will work with
your motherboard? A lot of older computers worked fine with "low
density" RAM but could only see half of newer "high density" RAM. One
could place to find the proper memory for your computer is www.crucial.com

Brandon
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SDRAM
Posted: 01-22-2004, 04:56 AM
How can you tell if a SDRAM chip is bad?
rct2fan
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RE: SDRAM
Posted: 01-22-2004, 07:51 PM
If your motherboard emits a specific number of beeps. Check out this site if you are getting beeps

http://www.omnisoft.com.mt/info/biosbeeps.ht

You can also take out one stick of RAM and replaced it with another and see if your computer goes back to normal. Are you getting any error messages?
Jerry
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Re: SDRAM
Posted: 01-22-2004, 10:01 PM
Test it at www.crucial.com

"Brandon" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How can you tell if a SDRAM chip is bad?

RobD
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Re: SDRAM
Posted: 01-23-2004, 01:13 AM
memtest86 is good for catching flaky memory and other stability problems.

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> How can you tell if a SDRAM chip is bad?

 
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