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By hardman_29203 ·
Why might a 256MB SDRAM DIMM ECC module is only seen as 162MB on a Asus P3V motherboards that should accept the memory and can accept memory modules up to 512MB?

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by dmiles In reply to Memory recognition

The memory settings in the CMOS control panel is set at a certain memory level,you will have to open the BIOS control panel and change the memory settings.

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by hardman_29203 In reply to Memory recognition

I've looked in the BIOS and tried different settings but none seem to work, it's seems the BIOS is not seeing all the memory.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Memory recognition

Check to make sure how much memory can be installed per slot in the ASUS board. Update the BIOS. Make certain the memory really is 256 by installing in another system.

If it is COMPAQ specific ram (got shipped to me once by accident) it will report incorrect memory, too.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Memory recognition

One more thing...is the computer seeing the RAM at boot or is it Windows that is not seeing it?????

Let me know.....

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by mbraffor In reply to Memory recognition

It is possible that one sram module is bad, I would think though that perhaps it is a case of the rams CAS setting being too aggressive. Set the CAS rating to 3, enable 4 bank interleaving and this should settle it down some. It will take about a 2%performance hit over CAS2 memory.

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