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By yiotie ·
I run winME on a Cel400mhz, when i added 256mb the device manager showed 128mb, and when i replaced it with 128mb the indication was 64mb
When i tested the above dimms with a new winXP PC the indications were correct(256mb/128mb)
Why the old pc shows only the half of the memory? Is there anything wrong with memory slots of the motherboard? Any suggestions would much appriciated. Thanks

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by dmiles In reply to memory upgrade

Open the CMOS configuration panel to BIOS and check,the memory settings may be set for the minimum and needs to be changed

The other suggestion would be to check the manufacturers web site of the motherboard to see what is the maximum amount of memory that can be installed

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by TheChas In reply to memory upgrade

Many older PCs cannot handle the latest SDRAM modules.

I have seen far to many PCs myself that need older style DIMMs in order to address the entire field of installed RAM.

Some systems were designed to accept DIMMS with only 2, or only 4 clock lines.

I keep on hand a PC100 128MB double-sided SDRAM DIMM. I have not found a motherboard that it will not work in.

Check at either www.crucial.com or www.kingston.com for fully compatable memory.

Also, for Me or W98, I recommend stopping at 384MB of installed RAM. There is a bug that can cause the PC to not boot into Windows, or have other problems with more than 511MB of RAM.

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by RTFM Error In reply to memory upgrade

yep...you need low density pc100 ram for that. you can tell low density ram because the ic's are vertical, and they line the entire ram module. high density ic's are horizontal and there is usually only 4.


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