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By dcub221 ·
I run windows 98 se. with 128mb. ram of which only 122880mb + 8192 shared is recognized by my machine. I have a64mb. & a 32mb. module laying around because my computer will not recognize them when they were installed.Also installed a new video card which doesn't seem to change the memory values mentioned above. I've been looking for an accurate answer for some time now,to no avail.Can YOU help?

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by RCOM In reply to memory modules

An accurate question with more info on your system would help.

You mentioned 122880MB of ram which equals 122GB, WOW! To be more accurate you should have said 122880KB.

The memory that will not read is probably a different kind. I.E. pc66 versus pc100 or pc133 they cannot be mixed.

The 8MB (8192KB) of ram that is shared is no doubt for an onboard video adapter. So if you installed another video card go to device manager to see if there's 2 installed. You might be able to disable the onboard video in the BIOS or with a jumper on the motherboard, if so that should free up the other 8MB of ram.

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by TheChas In reply to memory modules

RCOM is correct on both counts.

MANY motherboards are very picky as to what SDRAM DIMMs will function on them.

Your best bet to expand memory is to work with a local dealer who will try different DIMMS for you until they find DIMMs that work in your PC.

The next option is to try www.crucial.com
www.kingston.com
or www.pny.com
and order the specific RAM module for your system.

I have worked on numerous systems that have limits on memory expansion.
One I remember is that you coulduse 3 DIMMS if all were 32MB or less, but only 2 if any DIMM was larger then 32MB.
If possible, check with the system mfg for details on memory options.

As to the "shared" RAM, you need to disable the on-board video completely.
Depending on thesystem, it may be a combination of jumpers and BIOS settings.

Chas

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thank you kindly.

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